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SOLD OUT: Vision, mobility, and home modifications for falls prevention

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SOLD OUT: Vision, mobility, and home modifications for falls prevention

April 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

FREE

Older adults with vision impairments are twice as likely to fall than those without vision loss. A decreased visual function, particularly impaired visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, glare sensitivity, depth perception, and visual field size, can increase an individual’s falls risk. This can be attributed to an impaired ability to focus on near and far objects (visual acuity), distinguish edges in low contrast conditions (contrast sensitivity), and navigate the environment to avoid hazards (depth perception, glare sensitivity, and visual field size).

In older adults, a decline in visual function can impair gait, postural stability, balance control, step accuracy, and fear of falling, which in turn increases the risk of having a fall. Vision is vital to stabilising balance because it continuously provides the nervous system with information regarding body segment movements in relation to the environment.

Injury Matters, in partnership with Vision Australia, will explore the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM), a screening tool used to detect changes in a client’s self-perception of occupational performance over time. This workshop will also explore low-cost options for home modifications, signs of low vision to look out for, and the impact of vision impairment when working with older adult clients, with a chance to see the latest technology that Vision Australia offers for low or no-vision clients.

Who should attend?

This workshop training suits physiotherapists and occupational therapists working with older adults in WA.

Register here

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Organiser

Stay On Your Feet®
Phone
1300303540
Email
info@injurymatters.org.au
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Venue

Vision Australia
148 Railway Parade, Southport St
West Leederville, Western Australia 6007 Australia
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