Flashcards in Exam #2: Home Assessment Deck (13)
What is the difference between PT & OT?
PT= movement, balance, & all the things that come with it
OT= addressing ADLs/ "occupations"
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
What are the principles of universal design?
- Simple & intuitive
- Tolerance for error
- Low Physical Effort
- Size & space appropriate
What is home assessment?
Identification of barriers within the home that have the potential to lead to injury & decrease function
What is the purpose of home assessment?
1) Prevent injury
2) Increase function
3) Facilitate return to the home environment
Who performs a home assessment?
OT or PT
What is the first thing that the PT will do in completing a home assessment?
Find out the patient's goals & fears
What will the PT do in a home assessment?
Evaluate the home based on the patient's goals and fears & then make recommendations
Does medicare pay for assistive & adaptive equipment?
Review the pdf document to see the common sense adjustments that might be made to living spaces following a health assessment.
What size do doorways need to be to accommodate a wheelchair?
What is the most dangerous room in the house for geriatric patients?
****Patients get lodged between the toilet & tub...etc.