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Researchers Create Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool to Help Prevent Falls

One in three adults ages 65 and older suffer falls every year, and since more than 44 million seniors are aging in place, many of these falls occur in the home. To help prevent such accidents, researchers and occupational therapists at the University at Buffalo SUNY School of Public Health and Health Professions have created the Home Safety Self-Assessment Tool (HSSAT), which details ways to prevent falls. This project was funded by the Health Foundation for Western and Central New York.