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