Resources for Older Adults and Caregivers
Organizations and websites for caregivers
and patients (Canada)
PACSLAC II - Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate II
Qualified health professionals interested in reproducing the PACSLAC-II for research or clinical practice, may request permission below. Permissions are granted free of charge for non-profit uses.
Links to scientific articles of the PACSLAC scales:
Several of the resources listed below are from the website geriatricpain.org. The website provides valuable information over and above the specific links that are listed below.
Resources for Health Professionals
Geriatricpain.org provides information on principles on pain assessment and pain management for older adults with cognitive impairment as well as for older adults who are cognitively intact.
List of pain assessment tools for older adults with cognitive impairments.
Web-Based Assessment Training for Long-Term Care Staff
We offer an interactive web-based program (will not work on mobile devices) for clinicians interested in using the program. The program consists of six training modules each of which takes 10-20 minutes to complete and additional practice of using the Pain Assessment Checklist for Seniors with Limited Ability to Communicate (PACSLAC-II). There may be a small per person cost associated with accessing the program to help cover our costs.
Please contact Janine Beahm for information.