Research Platform  |   August 2016
Slips, Trips, and Falls in Homes: Home Health Care Workers at Risk
Author Affiliations
  • The Ohio State University
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 2016
Slips, Trips, and Falls in Homes: Home Health Care Workers at Risk
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515236p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP103B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515236p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP103B
Abstract

Date Presented 4/7/2016

This session presents the major slip, trip, and fall hazards faced by home health care workers (HHWs) in client homes. It also details the solutions currently used by HHW to mitigate these hazards—some effective and some not. Roles for occupational therapy experts in home modification and fall prevention will be discussed.

Primary Author and Speaker: Amy Darragh

Contributing Authors: Carolyn Sommerich, Steve Lavender, Celia Wills, Barbara Polivka, Donald Stredney