The Fracture Risk Scale (FRS)

The FRS-Fracture Risk Scale automatically identifies long-term care residents’ one year fracture risk. The FRS is embedded within the RAI-MDS (Resident Assessment Instrument Minimum Data Set) – 2.0 or LTCF versions.

Why is the FRS important?

  • The FRS is the first tool of its kind developed specifically for the LTC population. It makes assessment for fractures easy
  • Improved quality of life for residents – fractures can have life-changing and debilitating consequences.
  • Improved care to reduce pain, disability, and transfers to hospital.

How can I access FRS?

The FRS is embedded in MDS 2.0 software as provided by PointClickCare or the LTCF. Ask your software vendor about your home’s FRS implementation status.