Amy Darragh, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Carolyn Sommerich, PhD, Steve Lavender, PhD, Celia Wills, PhD, Barbara Polivka, PhD, Donald Stredney, MA; Slips, Trips, and Falls in Homes: Home Health Care Workers at Risk. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(4_Supplement_1):7011515236p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP103B.
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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
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