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Creating Barrier Free Design

This video from the team at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy delves into the topic of creating barrier free design. What is barrier free design? It involves designing spaces, both public and private, to allow access for the greatest majority of people including older or mature adults, and senior citizens. Watch the video below to learn more about these obstacles and how OT's promote accessibility, and assist with creating a barrier free environment.

julie entwistle, brenda power ahmad, entwistle power occupational therapy, ancaster, occupational therapist, older adults, seniors, senior citizens, mature adults, occupational therapist, barrier free design, create barrier free designSome common barriers faced by seniors and older adults include:
- Curbs
- Uneven sidewalks
- Stairs
- Heavy doors
- Absence of handrails

 
julie entwistle, entwistle power occupational therapy, ancaster, occupational therapist, older adults, seniors, senior citizens, mature adults, seniors independence, disability help for seniors, parkinson's disease, parkinson's awareness, nursing home, congestive heart failure, michael j fox, parkinson's society of canadaJulie Entwistle, MBA, BHSc (OT), BSc (Health/Gerontology) 

Julie can be reached at Entwistle Power Occupational Therapy, 1425 Cormorant Road, Suite 301, Ancaster ON L9G 4V5  

T: 866-683-0345 

E: office@entwistlepower.com       W: entwistlepower.com

Disclaimer: The opinions presented in this post are generalized and do not negate the need for an occupational therapy assessment to outline specific functional impairments and solutions for any one client

Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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