Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Assessing Environmental Safety Modifications in the Chronically Ill Sheltered Homeless: A Pilot Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Assessing Environmental Safety Modifications in the Chronically Ill Sheltered Homeless: A Pilot Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520430. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4027
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520430. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO4027
Abstract

Date Presented 04/05/19

Cognitive problems, physical disabilities, and visual-perceptual impairment can heighten the risk of falls and other safety hazards in the chronically ill, sheltered homeless. This study demonstrated that environmental modifications and training may have contributed to the reduction of home safety events in a small group of prematurely aged, sheltered homeless. OT services are needed to help this underserved population remain safe and maintain housing once received.

Primary Author and Speaker: Sharon Gutman

Additional Authors and Speakers: Derek Douglas, Amber Carmiencke, Lauren Freudman, Maria Huerta, Matthew McCaa, Sam Miller, Alisha Sherpa, Miles Viant, Diane Schreibman