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Promoting safety and function through home assessments.

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

Author: Anemaet, W., Moffa-Trotter, M.
Year: 1999
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

This article focuses on performing home assessments. It presents the purposes of home assessments, including regulatory guideline adherence, fall reduction, function improvement, and assistive device and adaptive equipment provision. Included is a review of the literature regarding the role of home assessments in reducing falls and maximizing function. The Safe at Home (Securing a Functional Environment with the Anemaet-Trotter Home Observation and Modification Evaluation), the Functional Environment Assessment (FEA), and the Home Safety Checklist provide several methods for performing effective home assessments.

Further Details

Full Title Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation
Pages 26-55
Volume 15
Issue 1
Accession Number 16.12.04
Keywords assistive device, safety improvement, assessment, housing improvement

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