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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Evidence for Completion of Home Modifications for Decrease in Risk of Falls and Preservation of Autonomy

  • Open or CloseHassan Izzeddin Sarsak*

    Department of Occupational Therapy, Batterjee Medical College, Saudi Arabia

    *Corresponding author:Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak, Department of Occupational Therapy, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, KSA, Saudi Arabia

Submission: October 10, 2018;;Published: October 29, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2018.04.000577

ISSN 2578-0093
Volume4 Issue1

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Objectives: To review current literature on home modifications related to decreasing risk of falls and/or impact on autonomy to support best practice methods.

Results: Our review revealed three studies suggesting that for community dwelling older adults aged 65 years and older, a home modification intervention may decrease risk for falls and maintain autonomy.

Conclusion: Home modifications are effective and may reduce the risk of falling and maintain autonomy in older adults.

Keywords: Home modification; Risk of fall; Autonomy; Older adults; Activities of daily living; Occupational therapy; Randomized controlled trail

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