This video from the team at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy delves into the topic of creating barrier free design. What is barrier free design? It involves designing spaces, both public and private, to allow access for the greatest majority of people including older or mature adults, and senior citizens. Watch the video below to learn more about these obstacles and how OT’s promote accessibility, and assist with creating a barrier free environment.
Some common barriers faced by seniors and older adults include: – Curbs – Uneven sidewalks – Stairs – Heavy doors – Absence of handrails
Disclaimer: The opinions presented in this post are generalized and do not negate the need for an occupational therapy assessment to outline specific functional impairments and solutions for any one client