November 2019
Will you help an older adult move more today?

Ask yourself this yes/no question, and ask others - caregivers, healthcare providers, and even older adults ("Can I help you move more today?"). The Question Behaviour Effect (QBE) also referred to as the "self-prophecy effect" suggests that by asking and answering a behaviour-related question with a yes/no answer, you are more likely to follow through on the activity.  By answering "yes" or "no", you don't leave room for typical excuses "I don't have time", or "I don't know how". 

To make it even easier to carry through on your stated intention, use the new Movement is Good Medicine poster, which highlights 5 easy moves, and is applicable to all sectors of care. If your organization provides direct care to older adults, feel free to add your logo to the poster.

Our QI coaches share bright ideas to support people who care for older adults living with frailty, and who want to learn from and inspire others. To share tools and experiences or ask for advice from others, including our QI coaches,  join the sfCare Forum  or email us .
Tip: The wheel was presented at a booth in a high traffic area.
Need some inspiration for fall prevention month?

Check out these creative ideas from hospitals in the Toronto Academic Health Sciences Network (TAHSN)

Wheel of Fortune Quiz 
Staff take turns spinning the wheel (see image) to answer questions on mobilization. Prizes are given out for correct answers. 
University Health Network

CEO Message
Ask your CEO to make mobilization a key message in their next newsletter. Use that message as a conversation starter with staff. 

Roving Cart
A mobilization champion wheels a cart around to units, handing out posters and starting a dialogue with staff about the relationship between mobilization and fall prevention. 
University Health Network 

Multilingual Poster
Translate a single poster on the benefits of mobilization in the main languages of your hospitals catchment area (e.g.,  English, Polish, Chinese, Urdu and Arabic)
Trillium Health Partners
Tip: The photo has at least 15 hazards.

Organization-wide contest
All staff are invited to identify falls hazards in a picture of a patient's room (see image) and submit the list for a chance to win a $25 gift card! 
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

Post messages on digital displays
Post key messages on mobilization on digital screens in common areas.
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 

Jan 24, 2020, 12-1pm
Sunnybrook's "In Chairs 4 Meals" Mobilization Intervention, Kellen Baldock and Jonathan Lo, Occupational Therapists at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 

Come hear about the successes and lessons learned from the In Chairs 4 Meals pilot at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Sunnybrook's Senior Friendly team is currently working on spread to other areas of the hospital as part of a larger mobility initiative, called 'Up 4 Mobility'. Click here for more information or to register.

Our free webinar series provides an excellent opportunity to learn from and engage with local and international subject matter experts. Click here to see past webinarsClick here to sign up for webinar invites.

New 24/7 Ontario Caregiver Hotline

The Ontario Caregiver Organization has launched the Ontario Caregiver Helpline. Created in response to extensive research asking caregivers what they need, it provides caregivers with a one-stop resource for information and support. The Ontario Caregiver Helpline is available to all caregivers - regardless of age, diagnosis or where they live in the province - making it the only resource of its kind in Ontario.

Information from the  Ontario Caregiver Organization.

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