Occupational therapists (OTs) are instrumental to enabling function and safety for clients and caregivers alike. The design of one’s home environment is a key factor to avoiding or reducing hospital admissions, delaying relocation in order to accommodate physical or cognitive impairments, and to keeping people engaged in meaningful roles and relationships.
This session is designed to build competency among community- based OTs around knowing what to assess and how, as well as how-to overcome physical access barriers by matching product solutions to the needs of clients, families and caregivers. It will also touch on the scope and role of OTs relative to others involved in the home health and home modification industries (e.g., non-rehab agencies, supplier-dealers, designers, contractors, funders).
MA, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Accessibility & Aging-in-Place Consultant