What occupational therapists should know to screen for vision and hearing loss
What is it about?
We surveyed occupational therapists about what they learn about sensory screening with older adults, and how relevant this information is for their work environment. The consensus was that more training is required, given the growth of this clientele.
Why is it important?
Many health professionals assume that their clients can hear and see them, but in around one third of older adults this is not true, given age-related changes in the senses. Therefore, we need to make sure that rehabilitation professionals are aware of how to screen for sensory loss in their clients.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walter Wittich