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Home Modification for Falls Prevention Workshop
November 26, 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm$20
Injury Matters and Occupational Therapy Australia are partnering to deliver the ‘Home Modification for Falls Prevention Workshop’. This workshop aims to provide an overview of the role of Occupational Therapists in falls prevention. It will outline the risk factors and impact of falls in Western Australia, screening and assessment tools, referral pathways and information and resources for the Stay On Your Feet® Program. The core principles of home modification solutions focused on ramps, rails, bathrooms and toilets for hazard reduction will also be presented.
The key principles of home safety interventions are more complex than just identifying hazards for change. They also require a process that raises consumers awareness of their environment and provides information for how they should negotiate it and the required problem-solving skills.
Occupational Therapists examine the interaction between people and their environment and consider a range of factors such as fall history, how the person mobilises within their home, protective and risk-taking behaviours, vision, physical and cognitive attributes that affect mobility and task performance and fall risk for specific situations such as reaching, climbing stairs and transferring. They then use this information to make recommendations on modifications and education to enable the consumers to better negotiate their home environment.
This workshop will focus on:
- Falls in Western Australia
- Impact of falls
- Risk and protective factors for falls
- Screening tools/falls assessments
- Referral pathways
- The role of Occupational Therapist’s in falls prevention
- Stay On Your Feet® Program
- Home Visiting – Preparation & observation
- Basic home modification solutions
- bathrooms & toilets
DATE & TIME
Thursday 26th November 2020
Networking lunch: 12:30 – 1.10pm
(All pricing is inclusive of GST)
Claire Cunningham believes accessible can be beautiful. Her unique skill set combines a clinical career as an Occupational Therapist with a background in Architectural Science. She is passionate about accessibility in the built environment, particularly within the provision of dignified and equitable access for all.
Claire’s ability to find practical solutions that are well thought out and client-focused sets her apart from the rest. She is able to combine her degrees in Occupational Therapy and Architectural Science to provide bespoke solutions that are not only compliant but are designed well.
Ethical and equitable advice is at the heart of the service Claire provides. She listens and asks all the right questions together with completing appropriate assessments to understand where her clients are in life and where they are having difficulties. It is imperative for her to understand what is important to them, their family, and community.