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Occupational Therapy in the Prevention and Management of Falls in Adults

Developed by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, owned subsidary of the British Association of Occupational Therapists (BAOT). 

The document oulines the role of occupational therapy in preventing falls. It provides evidence-based recommendations of an occupational therapist's role with the multifactorial assessment and interventions required to prevent and manage falls. Included guidelines that focus on keeping safe at home, keeping active, reducing the fear of falling, fall management with individuals, and cost effectiveness. The first 53 pages are the recommendations and the remaining are the processes for developing and reviewing the guidelines.

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The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists provides a short statement on the role of occupational therapy in preventing falls by addressing personal, environmental, and behavioural factors influencing people’s activities and their ability to live independently. 

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