Osteoporosis & Fractures

Osteoporosis Long-Term Care gives health care professionals access to quality information and knowledge resources regarding osteoporosis and fracture prevention in Long-Term Care. Our goal is to give health care professionals access to quality information and knowledge resources regarding osteoporosis and fracture prevention for residents in living in long-term care facilities. To learn more about our Mission & Vision and team directory, click below.

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What you need to know about Osteoporosis & Fracture Prevention

  • Fractures cause pain, agitation, immobility and transfers to hospital among older adults living in long-term care
  • Residents identified at high risk of fracture based on the 2010 Osteoporosis Canada guidelines include those who have had a prior fracture of hip or spine, have had more than one prior fracture, or have recently used glucocorticoids and had had one prior fracture
  • Recommendations for preventing fracture in long-term care were developed using the GRADE approach, and considered the quality of the available evidence, the balance between benefits and harms, the preferences of residents and their care providers, and the resources required to implement them
  • Strategies to prevent fractures include vitamin D, calcium, hip protectors, exercise, multifactorial interventions to prevent falls and pharmacological therapies. These should be tailored to the resident’s level of fracture risk, mobility, life expectancy, renal function and ability to swallow
View the key recommendations for preventing fracture in long term care

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