Occupational therapists specialize in performing home assessments for those who have undergone changes in their physical or cognitive abilities from either injury or illness. The focus of a home assessment is to identify ways to increase the client’s independence and safety.

home environment safety assessment

This can be done through;

  • Minor home adjustments such as installing grab rails or small threshold ramps
  • Prescribing assistive or adaptive equipment and providing advice to make daily tasks safer or easier 
  • Where appropriate recommending services where home modifications and equipment can ensure a persons safety or independence with a task