Assessing potential risks of falling involves multiple evaluations such as individual health condition, evaluation of medication, individual style assessment (such as appropriate clothing and slippers), etc. Home modification is but one of the many and is an effective strategy for reducing the number of falls amongst older adults, especially those with a high risk of falling.
A home assessment for potential risks is the starting point of identifying home modifications. Home modifications typically require an external home medical equipment company to make changes to the home. However, for this blog, home modifications include any changes made to reduce the risks of falling. The various home modifications may be categorized into these top five tiers.
Modifying homes based on the individual’s needs can without question result in many benefits. In addition to facilitating safety and mobility at a functional level, it can also improve health, reduce medical expenditure, reduce caregiving by improving independence, and increase self-confidence in daily activities.
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