Home Safety Assessment and Driver Evaluation Talk
- Wed, January 2, 2013
- 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Elizabeth Lenehan, MS/OT-L, supervisor of the Outpatient Occupational Therapy Department at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, will be a guest speaker for At Home on the Sound's lecture series. At Home on the Sound is a comprehensive support service and advisory group that provides members with the assistance they need to continue to live confidently at home. Lenehan will be discussing Burke's Home Safety Assessment and Driver Evaluation programs that are geared towards individuals interested in maximizing their independence at home and while driving.
Burke's Home Safety Assessment Program is for seniors and others who want to ensure their home environment is as safe as possible. The program evaluates the accessibility and safety of the homes, including finding and removing obstacles, and checking for potential dangers like tripping hazards. By minimizing risk factors, residents can stay safe in their homes for longer periods of time. The Driver Evaluation Program is for individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities, including age-related deficits, who would like to start or resume driving. A licensed occupational therapist administers tests that measure necessary driving skills to determine if someone can drive safely.
The presentation will be held at Saints John and Paul Rectory, 280 Weaver Street in Larchmont. Refreshments are served at 3:30 and the program begins at 4:00 p.m. For more information, call (914) 899-3150.