Home Evaluations for Seniors
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Why are home evaluations for seniors important?
We’re here to help you uncover safety hazards and implement improvements.
- 1 in 4 Older Adults Reported Falling in 2018 = 34 million falls
Expected falls to reach 52 million by 2030. (CDC Older Adult Falls Fact Sheet)
- Most Fall Injuries Occur Inside the Home
55% of fall injuries amount older people occur inside the home. (Age Safe America: Home Safety for Seniors = Statistics and Solutions)
- Many Fall Injuries Occur Outside Near the Home
23% of fall injuries occur just outside near the home. (Age Safe America: Home Safety for Seniors = Statistics and Solutions)
- Medical Costs for Non-Fatal Falls in 2015
The cost of non-fatal falls in 2015 reached $50 billion dollars. (https://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/data/fallcost.htm)
Unmet need for bathing and toileting equipment.
42% of individuals 65+ lacked grab bars or bath chairs to help them bathe and toilet. design collections have everything you need to design beautiful block-powered websites with just a few clicks. Unmet need for equipment to help with bathing and toileting for older US adults. (Lam, Shi, Boscardin ~2021
Most fall injuries occur inside or just near the home.
While the statics show that 1 in 4 Americans over age 65 fall each year. Falling isn’t inevitable, and most falls can be prevented with a willingness to make a few changes. Offer yourself or loved one the confidence of safety in a home evaluation. Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of a home safety evaluation.
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Due to the fear of falling, many older adults demonstrate an occupational imbalance and decreased health and well-being. The purpose of implementing a falls prevention program is to provide education, reduce barriers, and implement strategies to individuals at risk for falls. Research has demonstrated that fall prevention programs have been effective in reducing falls. Multi-factorial interventions, which involved creating a customized plan based on individual risk assessment demonstrated effective in reduce the risk for falls. Areas to address are balance and gait, psychological health, cognition, vision, environmental conditions, diet and nutrition, and medications (US Preventive Services Task Force, 2018)
“Occupational therapy practitioners have a long-established proficiency in addressing the impact of the environment on occupational performance. As such, home modification recommendations and services fall well within the scope of occupational therapy and are recognized in most state practice acts” (AOTA, 2020)