home assessment

home assessment

Etymology: AS, ham, village; L, assidere, to sit beside
an examination of the living area of a physically challenged person for the purposes of making recommendations about elimination of safety hazards and suggesting architectural or other modifications that would allow for independent functioning.

home as·sess·ment

(hōm ă-sesmĕnt)
A tool for evaluating the need to modify a patient's residence to resolve problems related to decreased mobility.

home assessment

An evaluation of the home environment of older persons and of persons with functional impairments, usually by an occupational therapist or home care specialist, in order to prevent falls and injuries, identify architectural barriers and safety hazards, and recommend modifications or devices for improving mobility, safety, and independent function.
Synonym: home evaluation
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