Housing infrastructure is typically tailored to suit young, able-bodied adults, often neglecting the requirements of older individuals or those with disabilities. Occupational therapists, with their distinct perspectives on assessing and adapting home environments, play a crucial role in enhancing individuals’ quality of life and facilitating successful ageing in place. Advocating for safer and more accessible communities, occupational therapists can contribute to creating environments that improve overall well-being. This, in turn, has the potential to reduce hospitalizations, and admissions to skilled nursing facilities, and alleviate the burden on the medical system.
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