Preventing Falls After a Stroke or Brain Injury: How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Occupational therapy is a vital component of falls management for people who have had a stroke or brain injury. Occupational therapists use a variety of intervention strategies to help seniors reduce their risk of falling and stay safe. These strategies include individualized assessments, strength and balance training, environmental modifications, medication management, and lifestyle changes. By implementing these strategies in the context of an occupational therapy falls management program, people who have had a stroke or brain injury can live healthier lives with fewer falls-related injuries.

Falls are a major cause of injury that can lead to serious health problems and even death. Risk factors include stroke, brain injury, age-related changes, medications, environmental hazards, and more. Occupational therapy can help you to identify these risk factors and provide evidence based interventions to address these factors.

Occupational therapy is an important part of falls management after a stroke or brain injury. Occupational therapists use evidence based guidelines to create individualized plans for each patient, incorporating therapies such as strategy training and environmental modifications. By following these guidelines, occupational therapists can help reduce falls in adults with stroke or brain injury and improve their quality of life.

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