Did you know that falls are the number one cause of both brain and spinal cord injury in older adults and seniors? In this video from Occupational Therapists at Entwistle Power, some ways to reduce the risk of falls and help keep you and your senior loved ones safe are discussed.
An Occupational Therapist can help you by prevent falls for the older or mature adult or senior citizen in your life, by addressing some of the main risks areas in the home such as:
– bathrooms – uneven flooring – walkways – spills – hard to access items
and may suggest some helpful tools such as: – proper lighting – railings – footwear – safety buttons and home monitoring
Julie Entwistle, MBA, BHSc (OT), BSc (Health)
Julie can be reached at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy, 1425 Cormorant Road, Suite 301, Ancaster ON L9G 4V5
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