2015

Thomas Pocklington Trust and Royal College of Occupational Therapists

‘Think Sight with Falls and Older People’ is a resource developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the College of Occupational Therapists which explores the impact of sight loss on older people, how sight loss may increase the risk of falls and some implications for occupational therapy practice.

Although the resource has been designed as a CPD module for Occupational Therapists, it contains useful information for most frontline professionals working with older people. The module can either be delivered as a one hour group session or completed as an individual.

Think Sight with Falls and Older People covers:

•  The factors that contribute to people with sight loss being at a greater risk of falls and falls related injuries
•  The different vision problems and their impact on moving around
•  The benefits of vision assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation in falls prevention and how Occupational Therapists can contribute
•  How to modify the environment to support falls prevention

Links: 

Think Sight with Falls and Older People – PowerPoint and Supporting Notes

Think Sight with Falls and Older People – Supporting Notes (Large Print)

If you require a copy of the PowerPoint presentation in Word format, or any of the materials in an accessible format, please contact Research@pocklington-trust.org.uk