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1

What is the difference between PT & OT?

PT= movement, balance, & all the things that come with it
OT= addressing ADLs/ "occupations"

2

What is universal design?

Design of a space/ facility/ equipment such that it can be used by EVERYONE

****Note that this was initially mandated in the 1960s

3

What are the principles of universal design?

- Equitable
- Flexibility
- Simple & intuitive
- Perceptible
- Tolerance for error
- Low Physical Effort
- Size & space appropriate

4

What is home assessment?

Identification of barriers within the home that have the potential to lead to injury & decrease function

5

What is the purpose of home assessment?

1) Prevent injury
2) Increase function
3) Facilitate return to the home environment

6

Who performs a home assessment?

OT or PT

7

What is the first thing that the PT will do in completing a home assessment?

Find out the patient's goals & fears

8

What will the PT do in a home assessment?

Evaluate the home based on the patient's goals and fears & then make recommendations

9

Does medicare pay for assistive & adaptive equipment?

NO

10

Review the pdf document to see the common sense adjustments that might be made to living spaces following a health assessment.

N/A

11

What size do doorways need to be to accommodate a wheelchair?

36 inches

12

What is the most dangerous room in the house for geriatric patients?

Bathroom

****Patients get lodged between the toilet & tub...etc.

13

What can you do if a patient's family member states that they are concerned about his or her driving?

Refer for a driving assessment