Interview in Forbes Health Magazine January 26, 2023
It doesn’t matter if you sit in a wheelchair most of the day or only use your chair occasionally for doctor’s visits, shopping or other errands—choosing the right wheelchair cushion is essential to your health. A wheelchair cushion can not only affect your posture and ability to move freely, but …..
Fall Prevention Awareness Day with Rep Lois Frankel September 16, 2022
See Tori’s interview with Representative Lois Frankel of Florida’s 22nd District regarding Fall Prevention. Click here for full video.
See Tori instruct Rep Frankel on simple exercises to decrease the risk of falls. Click here for full video.
Article in OT Practice June 1, 2022
The Safe at Home (SAH) program is a grant-based home modification program aimed at reducing fall risk among community dwelling older adults in Washington, DC. The program utilizes the skills of occupational therapists (OTs) to provide recommendations for home modifications…..
Terese Klitenic, 65, had two goals when she moved a few years ago to a townhouse in Waverly Woods, a 55-plus community in Marriottsville, Md.
One was to enjoy all that the active-adult community offers. The other was to prepare for a life of safety and comfort as the years go by.
Likewise, in Boca Raton, Fla., healthy octogenarians….
Read Tori’s interview regarding Smart Home Technology here.
Interview Howard University News Service January 2017
Overlooked in the nation’s capital where millennials ardently amass, tourists aimlessly roam, and monuments lie, The Safe At Home program provides home safety and home security adaptations for the district’s elderly population and adults burdened by disabilities.
Tori collaborated with a team at Johns Hopkins University regarding home safety for individuals with a vision impairment: Evaluation of the Home Environment Assessment for the Visually Impaired (HEAVI): an instrument designed to quantify fall-related hazards in the visually impaired.
For about half a century, American cities and suburbs were built as car towns – with long stretches of road. And sometimes without sidewalks. But lately, things have been changing…
Listen to Tori’s interview on Weekend Marketplace with Lizzie O’Leary on November 14, 2014. Click here.
Interview in Washington Post August 19, 2014
When Gerry Connolly, 73, took a bad fall in the middle of the night, his wife, Marian, was sure they would have to sell their Capitol Hill home. They loved the 1865 Italianate house, but Gerry, who has acute peripheral neuropathy, was finding it harder and harder to navigate its multiple levels…
Click here to read a Tori’s interview in a fall prevention article.
Interview in OT Practice, April 2014
On top of her work as an occupational therapist, Tori Goldhammer, Ms, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS, owner of Living at Home Consultations in Washington, D.C., is a member of D.C.’s Money Follows the Person advisory committee, the leader of the city’s Home Accessibility Improvement Program Task Force, an advisor…
Download an interview with Tori in April 2014 OT Practice, a magazine of the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Home Modification presentation at Capitol Hill Village
For those Capitol Hill Village members who want or intend to remain in their homes as physical aging brings new challenges, the answer is do some planning so you can stay home. A Village session in February on Transforming Your Home for Easier Living offered two major themes…
Download an article in the Capitol Hill Village newsletter regarding a presentation given by Tori about potential home modifications to remain in a Capitol Hill home. This presentation was a modified AARP Home Fit course using photos from the Capitol Hill neighborhood.
Complaints from residents didn’t move the city to repair a cracked and dangerous section of sidewalk on 29th Street. But a 2013 storm did. A tree had to fall over and obliterate what remained of the walkway. The work resulted not only in repairs but a new sidewalk extending all the way to Albemarle Street for the first time…
Article regarding Tori’s participation in advocacy for sidewalk repairs in the District. Click here.
Bob Vila article
We’re getting older. Every day 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65—part of a huge shift in America, as 79 million Boomers start marching into their later years. But don’t expect them to march into nursing homes. “Close to 83 percent of Boomers say they want to ‘age in place,’ ” says Amy Levner, manager of…
Read an article including an interview with Tori regarding Aging in Place design.
Hill Rag September 2013 “Aging in Place”
A friend’s 90-year-old mother swims daily, a family friend in her early 70s navigates sidewalks as if they are perpetually slick with ice because of her equalibrium, and my own 40-year-old sister has knees that buckle and eyes that don’t see well in the dark. Living safely in one’s home…
Read Tori’s interview in an “Aging in Place” article in the September 2013 issue of the Hill Rag, pages 74-78.
Northwest Neighbors Village Article on Fall Prevention
Thinking about falls can be scary. We all know of someone who had a fall with devastating consequences. Some people react to this by being overly cautious, which is labeled “fear of falling”. Unfortunately the fear of falling is a well documented risk factor for falls. Others accept it as a “normal part of aging”. The good news is that it is not a normal part of aging and many falls can be…