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We hope this website will help you and anyone who wants to provide better osteoporosis care to prevent fractures.
As part of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy and in collaboration with Osteoporosis Canada and our other partners, our goal is to provide you with meaningful and useful information and the latest research and best care practices to improve the bone health of older adults.
And there’s good news…
• We can prevent unnecessary fractures from falls and handling during care
• There are simple low cost care interventions available
• We can reduce the pain and suffering from osteoporosis and fractures.
We invite you to surf our site and find the information, resources, and care information you need. We will also share the stories of care providers, people and places who are doing amazing work to improve the bone health of older adults in their communities and residential care facilities.
Dr. Alexandra Papaioannou
Professor of Medicine with McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario
Lead for the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care
Hamilton Health Sciences – St. Peter’s Hospital – Juravinski Research Center
Our key recommendations…
Our key recommendations for improved osteoporosis and fracture prevention outcomes in older adults at risk for osteoporosis and fractures:
- Older adults should take 1000-2000 IU of Vitamin D3 supplements daily.
- Older adults should eat foods rich in calcium and consume an equivalent of 1200mg of calcium daily from their diet.
- Older adults unable to consume sufficient amounts of calcium from their diet, should take a maximum of 500mg of elemental calcium supplements daily.
- Older adults who have osteoporosis, have had a previous fracture or are at high risk of sustaining a fracture from a fall should consider being treated with osteoporosis medications.
- Older adults who have osteoporosis, have had a previous fracture or are at high risk of sustaining a fracture from a fall AND who are mobile, who cannot safely self-transfer, have fallen, and wander due to dementia should wear hip protectors.
- Older adults should participate in weight bearing cardiovascular exercise, muscle strengthening, and exercises that challenge balance.
Thank you to our partners…