home modification


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home modification

Any physical modification to a residence that increases its usage, safety, security, and independence, esp. for those with motor or sensory limitations.
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Families of children who may need lifelong care may want to consider home modification for their child to have a roommate or live-in aide.
The authors offer a guide to home modification practice for occupational therapists, using a transactional approach to examine the person-occupation-environment interaction and outline the dimensions of the home environment that impact home modification decisions.
Despite the professional [41] and ethical requirements [40] to make visible the core reasoning skills and process used within occupational therapy professional practice within the UK, there are concerns [50, 51] that very few research studies have evaluated or attempted to describe the home modification process and make visible the practice involved.
For the program on falls prevention through home modification, the GRIP team rated 82% understandability and 70% actionability.
Permanent disability claims usually require home healthcare services and products, including big-ticket items, like power chairs, home modifications and vehicle modifications.
Adherence to occupational therapist recommendations for home modifications for falls prevention.
For example, if we want to discuss home modification, we could begin by saying, "Another great feature in our policy is our home modification benefit."
To measure access barriers, caregivers were first asked whether the older adults used any of the seven HCBS programs: respite care, personal care, homemaker services, meals, transportation, home modification, and assistive devices.
A client who came to the attention of one component--say, for example, home modification services--might also be referred to Family and Children's Services for home care, or Older Adult Consultation Services for a mental health evaluation.
Future initiatives include in-store "information resource centers" to support aging in place, an "AARP seal of approval" on senior-friendly products, and workshops on home modification and other topics targeting older homeowners.
Professionals in this field write on topics such as: "The Universal Design Home: Are We Ready for it?" "The Role of Occupational Therapists in Home Modification Programs at an Area agency on Aging," "The Case for ADA Accessibility Guidelines for the Elderly," "A Key to Aging in Place: Vision Rehabilitation for Older Adults," "Using Home Modifications to Promote Self-Maintenance and Mutual Care: The Case of Old-Age Homes in India," "Does Quality of Life Vary with Different Types of Housing Among Older Persons?
National Resource and Policy Canter on Housing and Long-Term Care--www.homemods.com/ The Home Modification Assistance Program site, which provides support for builders and others to make alterations to homes to allow for independent living.