Maximizing Safety and Independence at Home

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Session 1 Key Takeaways from webinar series on Safety Devices for Epilepsy.

We are delighted to share the key takeaways from the first session of the webinar series on Safety Devices for Epilepsy. Download the key takeaways or watch the webinar again on Youtube if you missed it.

Advocating for preventative services in the home environment to address safety and accessibility concerns is the best way to utilize an Occupational Therapist when living with or caring for an individual with epilepsy.

  • Seek an Occupational Therapist who specializes in home accessibility and modifications through your local home health agencies or medical provider resources.
  • A CAPS certification will indicate additional training in accessibility for any professional (OT, PT, contractor, etc.) and is a good idea to look for before making major investments in equipment or home remodels.
  • Prioritize in-home safety and accessibility based on areas of greatest use and need. (i.e. Kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, entrances/exits).
  • Select equipment based on person/environment fit. No equipment is one-size fits all and should be properly assessed for your specific needs before purchasing.
  • Local resources for equipment include area agencies on aging, church and non-profit groups that have loan closets for medical equipment, disability advocacy groups and support groups will often have used equipment listings at reduced cost or for rent.

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Click HERE to access the webinar recording.

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