• 42% of older adults have unmet need for assistive bathing, toileting devices

    4 days ago - By Healio

    A nationally representative cohort study estimated that 5 million older adults in the U.S. who have difficulty performing self-care tasks or are at risk for falls lack access to grab bars, shower seats and other assistive devices.
    “In an older population, the evidence for non-pharmacological interventions like home modification, occupational therapy and physical therapy is robust. They prevent falls, improve quality of life, and reduce hospitalization - with effects that are more meaningful than things like vitamin D or aspirin, even though that's what we are typically trained to
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