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College of Occupational Therapists Fall Prevention Guidelines

Occupational Therapists play a vital role to avoid falls and to assist clients following a fall. The guidelines assist practitioners to provide optimal care. This guideline from the College of Occupational Therapists includes specific evidence-based recommendations that describe the most appropriate care or action to be taken by occupational therapists working with adults who have fallen, are at risk of falling or are fearful of falling.

The guideline has recommendations in three categories:

  1. Keeping safe at home: reducing risk of falls
  2. Keeping active: reducing fear of falling
  3. Falls management: making it meaningful