Introduction and Outline

The Home and Community Safety workshop teaches occupational therapists (OTs) and other allied health professionals how to conduct a comprehensive home visit designed to reduce the risk of falls for older people residing in the community. This evidence-based workshop provides an excellent continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity for OTs, physiotherapists, nurses, exercise physiologists and other health providers interested in healthy ageing and falls prevention.

This course will help health care providers to:
• Identify environmental hazards and behavioural risks related to falls
• Problem-solve solutions jointly with patients
• Reduce or prevent future falls and the consequences of falls
• Learn to develop a tailored Action Plan for clients
• Apply an evidence-based approach in everyday practice

A downloadable certificate is available at course completion. This is designed to support Continuing Professional Development requirements (e.g. CPD (Australia, Canada, Britain), PDU (US)). There is also a check list, if needed, to demonstrate completed activities throughout the modules.

Areas of interest: Falls, falls prevention, aged care, allied health care, occupational therapy CPD, ongoing professional development.

The Home and Community Safety course has been developed by Lindy Clemson, Professor in Ageing & Occupational Therapy, The University of Sydney, PhD, MAppSC (research) (OT), BAppSc (OT). The online course is based on years of evidence and draws on a face-to-face workshop developed by Lindy over the past 20 years.

Course Details


3 hours






Continuing professional development (CPD & PDU)

Course Information

Course Introduction
Module 1 - Understanding the Person and Risk: What is the evidence
Module 2 - Understanding the Person and Risk: Profiling Personal Risk
Module 3 - The Person-Environment Interaction: Techniques and Tools
Module 4 - Exploring Clinical Reasoning
Module 5 - Lifestyle Checks and Community Mobility
Module 6 - Prioritising and Planning: An Action Plan for Change