Occupational Therapy Home Modifications

This review emphasises the significance of occupational therapists (OTs) understanding their clients’ specific home experiences and recognizing that home modifications can yield both positive and negative effects. Positive outcomes may encompass an enhanced sense of safety, independence, and a lasting feeling of belonging in their home. Conversely, negative impacts may involve disruptions to routines, alterations in habits, and changes to the overall appearance and atmosphere of the home. The key approach for home modifications is collaborative decision-making with the client, considering their individual needs and preferences. The primary goal is to improve functionality and accessibility while preserving the essential feeling of “home.”


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