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Sun, 19 Mar



The Physical Therapy Approach to Senior Home Safety

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The Physical Therapy Approach to Senior Home Safety
The Physical Therapy Approach to Senior Home Safety

Time & Location

19 Mar 2023, 8:00 am – 11:00 am



About the Event

Course Lecturer: Dr. Raejean Porter, PT, DPT, SHSS

Physical Therapists will be provided with the foundation principles needed to promote Senior home safety

and fall prevention within the home.

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

- Compare and contrast signs of normal versus pathological aging.

- Define and explain the difference between falls and near falls.

- Select and perform outcome measures used in fall screening and assessment.

- Identify safety hazards within the home environment of the older adult patient, patients

with Mild Cognitive Impairments (MCI) and Dementia.

- Construct a plan of care based on the hazards identified within the home safety assessment.

Key Topics

- Signs of pathological aging

- Definition of falls and near falls

- Assessment and management of seniors with impaired balance

- Exploring the components of the home safety assessment

- Implementation of strategies learnt.


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