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The following resources are targeted to those who provide home care services, to help them improve safety in the home for their clients.

Resource guide on falls prevention

This resource guide is intended to help home care service providers 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
  • General falls prevention best practice guidelines
  • General falls prevention education
  • Identifying falls risk
  • Gait and balance assessments
  • Home and environmental safety
  • Medication safety
  • Fall prevention interventions for specific client populations
  • Post fall care
  • Independent decision making

Resource guide for supporting caregivers at home

This resource guide is intended to help home care service providers find appropriate resources to help support family caregivers. 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.

  • Introduction
  • General Caregiver Distress Prevention Best Practice Guidelines
  • Caregiver Distress Screening
  • General Caregiver Distress Prevention Education and Tools

Webinars on safety at home

​Medication Safety
​Video Click here to watch the video​
​PresentationClick here to download
 
Falls Prevention
​VideoClick here to watch the video
​PresentationClick here to download
 
Building a culture of safety: Lessons learned from high risk industries – The human factor
​VideoClick here to watch the video
​PresentationClick here to download
 

Journal article

Other resources