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1

What is "universal design"?

The design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest possibility, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.

2

What are the principles of universal design? (7)

1. equitable use
2. flexibility in use
3. simple and intuitive
4. perceptible information
5. tolerance for error
6. low physical effort
7. size and space for approach and use

3

What is the definition of home assessment and adaptation?

Identification of barriers within the home that have the potential to lead to injury and or decrease function.

4

What are the three reasons to have a home assessment and adaptation?

1. prevention of injury
2. increase function
3. facilitate return to home environment

5

Who usually completes a home assessment process?

OT or PT

6

What are the four reports/findings/recommendations given by a home health assessment?

1. re-assignment of rooms
2. movement and/or removal of furniture/appliances
3. purchase and installation of adaptive equipment
4. suggestion of outside services

7

What are the three lighting bits that home assessment looks for?

1. sufficient brightness of lights in all rooms
2. limited glare from lights
3. use of contrasting colors

8

What are the two things you can do for garbage and mail stuffs?

Call and try to get them to take away garbage/deliver to door

9

What type of floor aspects should you consider?

Non-slip
No throw rugs

10

Where should anti scald device be used?

Bathroom and kitchen

11

What is the most dangerous room of the house?

Bathroom

12

What are the auditory bits that you needed to assess for when entering a home?

Telephone
Door bell
Alarms

13

Who do you call for help getting a pt to places if they have no one?

Social worker