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How can LIFE programs help keep elderly people safe at home?

Dr. Arun S. Rao, MD
Geriatric Medicine Specialist

LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) programs take a number of steps to help keep elderly people safe at home. For example, physical and occupational therapists will go to people's homes to determine whether modifications need to be made. It could be something as simple as rearranging furniture to make it safer, or putting in grab bars or other adaptive equipment. LIFE programs have a team of home care nurses, so if a person needs a medical evaluation but is having trouble coming to the LIFE center, a nurse can assess the person at home and contact the LIFE center to coordinate a plan of care.

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