Home modifications are structural changes to your home that can be made by a builder, to help improve your health, safety, independence and to make life easier. Home modifications should enable you to stay in your residence for as long as possible and not detract from the “look” and “feel” of your home. They should be elegant and add to the value of your property.
An Occupational Therapist is skilled in determining your home modification requirements and he/she partners with architects/building designers/builders who provide cost about technical feasibility and cost.
The Occupational Therapist tailors the home modification through measuring the person, their equipment and carer, a step that is not usually undertaken by design and construction professionals. He or she can also draw upon their knowledge of health conditions and disabilities, to determine the person’s current and future needs.