This webinar will review the different types of hip protectors available, the best available evidence about the effectiveness of hip protectors for preventing fractures, and barriers and facilitators to their use. It will focus on community-dwelling older adults and those in the hospital or living in long-term care.
Dr. Caitlin McArthur’s research focuses on improving the effectiveness of and access to rehabilitation for people living with chronic health conditions across the continuum of care, particularly home and long-term care. She is interested in fall and fracture prevention and improving functional mobility. With a passion to improve mobility and quality of life of clinically complex older adults, Dr. McArthur is a lead instructor of the continuing education course Bone Fit™ hosted by Osteoporosis Canada which teaches exercise professionals about safe movements, physical activity, and exercise for people with osteoporosis (www.bonefit.ca). Dr. McArthur is also an interRAI fellow (www.interrai.org).