Occupational therapists have expertise and training in recommending and implementing strategies in every room in the home that can help a person complete daily tasks effectively and efficiently. It is important that the environment be appropriate and allow for the greatest degree of independence. When the environment doesn't "fit" the individual living or working in it, modifications can be made to facilitate independence. Changes can also be made for people with disabilities to accommodate their ability and changes in health. A home modified for greater accessibility promotes energy conservation and can help a person live independently for many years.
- Entrances and Exits
- In the Living Room and Bedroom
- In Hallways and Doorways
- In the Kitchen
- In the Bathroom