Home Safety Evaluation
The majority of falls among community-dwelling seniors occur in and around their home. Research has demonstrated that improving home safety either by assessments and home modifications for people who have fallen, or through home modifications as part of a comprehensive fall prevention program—reduces the chances of future falls. However, many programs focus solely on reducing home hazards to the exclusion of other effective approaches, such as exercising to improve muscle weakness, poor gait, and balance problems. (Rand Report, 2003).
At AAA Physical Therapy, our dedicated rehabilitation specialists may come to your home and conduct a home safety evaluation to provide recommendations for increased safety in functional mobility including bed mobility, transfers and ambulation.