Are you evaluating someone at home?

Does the home have ...

• cellar stairs?

• ill-placed furniture that obstructs a path?

• loose rugs, especially a throw rug on a slippery hardwood floor?

• a narrow passage that requires twists or contortions?

• obstacles on the floor (book, glasses, box, electrical cord, etc)?

• dim or inadequate lighting?

• bathtub or shower stall that lacks slip-proof strips?

• water or other liquid on a non-carpeted floor surface?

Does/Is the person ...

• wear shoes or slippers that do not provide good traction?

• stand on something that is unstable?

• have poor eyesight?

• become intoxicated?

• take medications that have a sedating effect?

• have impaired balance or gait?

• frail?


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