Assess risks for the elderly


Visit the patient`s home to identify environmental factors that contribute to falls or other injuries of the elderly present.

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Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Assess risks for the elderly is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Occupational therapist: Occupational therapists assist individuals or groups who have occupational limitations due to diseases, physical disorders, and temporary or permanent mental disabilities, in regaining their ability to perform daily activities. They provide treatment and rehabilitation to enable them to actively participate in society, to live their lives according to their wishes and to perform those activities that are meaningful to them.

Optional skill

Assess risks for the elderly is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Home care aide: Home care aides provide personal assistance and promote autonomy, on a daily basis to individuals who are unable to take care of themselves due to illness, ageing or disability. They assist them with personal hygiene, feeding, communication or medication according to the health care professional’s instructions.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022