Poster Session  |   July 2017
Assessing Home Safety Fall and Accident Risk in the Prematurely Aging, Formerly Homeless Population
Author Affiliations
  • Columbia University
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Mental Health / Health Services Research and Education
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Assessing Home Safety Fall and Accident Risk in the Prematurely Aging, Formerly Homeless Population
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111510202p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO6127
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111510202p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO6127
Abstract

Date Presented 4/1/2017

We assessed the home safety of formerly homeless adults ages 40–65 yr residing in supportive housing. Nineteen of 20 participants fell at or above the 95th percentile of an elderly reference group, indicating greater home safety concerns compared with adults 20 yr older.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sharon Gutman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Jan Berg, Kevin Amarantos

Contributing Authors: Ethan Chen, Zachary Schlugar, Richard Peters