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Occupational Therapy home safety interventions for falls prevention
November 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$10
Over half of all falls-related hospitalisations in Western Australia occur within homes, where older adults spend much of their time. Falls prevention in and around the home is crucial to prevent falls-related injury and many falls can be prevented by making small changes to an older adults’ home environment. An Occupational Therapist (OT) can assist older adults to stay safe and independent by:
- Assessing an older adult’s activities of daily living and ability to carry out everyday tasks around the home
- Assessing for fall hazards and applying hazard-reduction strategies and environmental safety adaptations
This workshop, for early career OT or OTs that want to work in the aged care sector, will explore comprehensive risk assessments for falls prevention interventions for older adult clients, including falls hazard identification and reduction, and how to use a home modification assessment. This training will also look at resources OTs can use, as well as identifying when to refer and work collaboratively with other clinical health professionals when working with older adults in WA.
- Faye Baker: Occupational Therapist, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
- Sharon Summers: Senior Occupational Therapist, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
- Kristie Harper: Research Coordinator | Occupational Therapy, Sir Charles Gairdner Osborne Park Health Care Group
Who should attend?
This workshop is targeted at early career Occupational Therapists currently working or wanting to work in the aged care sector.
This Stay On Your Feet® workshop is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.