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​The following resources are to help home care clients and their family caregivers improve safety at home.

Resource guide on falls prevention

This resource guide is intended to help clients and family caregivers find appropriate falls prevention resources that are available online from numerous national, provincial and regional organizations. Each resource has been assessed for currency, clarity, audience and credibility, and comes with a brief explanation of the material. To avoid broken links, we have provided links to the main websites, and tested to ensure the documents can be located with a simple search for the document name. The following sections can be accessed quickly from the table of contents.

  • Introduction
  • Falls prevention education – Activity and exercise
  • General falls prevention education
  • Identifying falls risk
  • Home and environmental safety
  • Clothing and footwear
  • Medication safety (46-48)
  • Fall prevention interventions for specific client populations
  • Post fall care

Resource guide for supporting caregivers at home

This resource guide is intended to help family caregivers find resources that will support them in their role and with the stress that often accompanies this role. The resources are available online from numerous national, provincial and regional organizations, and have been assessed for currency, clarity, audience and credibility; each comes with a brief explanation of the material. To avoid broken links, we have provided links to the main websites, and tested to ensure the documents can be located with a simple search for the document name. The following sections can be accessed quickly from the table of contents.

  • General Caregiver Support Tools
  • Identifying Risk
  • Caregiver Information for Specific Client Populations (Children, Dementia, Stroke, Spinal Cord Injuries, Long Distance Caregiving, Mental Health, Heart, Cancer/Palliative Care, Parkinsons, Others)

Medication safety brochure