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A 67 year old female recently fell while at home and broke her hip. After being admitted to the inpatient rehabilitation department and working with an OT for 1 week the patient is ready to be discharged home the following day. In the last OT session, the patient states that she is afraid of falling again, especially during BADL activities in the bathroom. What action is MOST IMPORTANT for the OT to take to reduce the patient’s fear and promote a safe transition to home?
A) Provide the patient with a prevention fall handout
B) Recommend the patient attend a fall prevention class offered by the hospital
C) Provide the patient with adaptive equipment to use while at home
D) Assess the patients home environment and make recommendations on modifying potential fall hazards

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D) By assessing the home layout, the OT can advise the patient and her family about adaptations specific to their home that will help prevent the patient from falling. Carry over by the family is more likely to occur if they have specific recommendations regarding how to adapt the home.

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