Falls are common in older people (aged 65 and over) and can lead to fall-related injuries, from minor bruises, cuts and abrasions to factures of limbs and hips. Cluttered home, poor balance, and insufficient lighting can all cause a person to stumble and fall. Falls and its related injuries can cause difficulty in everyday activities and restriction in physically demanding activities. Some people become so afraid of falling that they lose their confidence and stop doing the things they used to enjoy.
Occupational Therapists can evaluate each client’s individual physical capacity and observe their performance of daily activities in their home environment. Occupational Therapists help client identify risks of falls in their home environment and discuss solutions and strategies to minimize or eliminate these risk at home. Some aspects of home environment can be modified or adapted to facilitate this process. The following tips are shared by Occupational Therapists to help older adults reduce their risk of falls:
Falls Prevention At Home
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