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Development of the Safety Assessment of Function and the Environment for Rehabilitation (SAFER) tool.

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Source
Can J Occup Ther. 1993 Jun;60(2):78-82
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-1993
Author
R. Oliver
J. Blathwayt
C. Brackley
T. Tamaki
Author Affiliation
Community Occupational Therapists and Associates, Toronto, ON.
Source
Can J Occup Ther. 1993 Jun;60(2):78-82
Date
Jun-1993
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Accidents, Home - prevention & control
Activities of Daily Living
Aged
Canada
Environment Design
Forms and Records Control
Geriatric Assessment
Humans
Occupational Therapy - methods
Safety
Abstract
Increasing numbers of seniors are choosing to remain in the community; however statistics for in-home accidents indicate that the over-65 age group is at the greatest risk. The purpose of this article is to describe the Safety Assessment of Function and the Environment for Rehabilitation (SAFER) Tool, which was developed by occupational therapists to address the need for a comprehensive functional and environmental assessment tool to be used with the elderly in the community. It consists of 15 areas of concern arranged in a logical and sensitive manner, subdivided into 128 items or functions. All items must be addressed and if appropriate, checked off as a problem. The tool fulfills the requirements of being quick and easy to use and on completion, it provides clear directions for intervention and treatment.
PubMed ID
10126545 View in PubMed
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