Home Modifications

We are a Canadian leader in home modification assessments, consultation and training!

Home modifications are not just home renovations, they are any residential adaptations that are meant to increase safety, accessibility and participation in daily activities.

Increase ease of living, safety and accessibility 

Our Home Modification Assessments and consultation support Canadians with disabilities and those wanting

to live in place as they age.

Find out how we can help you or someone you know live safer and more comfortably at home. Don't wait until there is an incident, plan for your future and enjoy  the benefits now!

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OT Home Modification 

Assessments Can: ​

 

  • Identify a person's physical and cognitive capabilities 

  • Identify technology use capabilities

  • Identify risk of falling

  • Identify psychosocial risk factors such as isolation

  • Identify current and future accessibility barriers

  • Identify home safety hazards

  • Provide education on safe methods for bathing, toileting, and other activities of daily living

  • Recommend caregiving, meal preparation, food delivery, yard care services, and more!

  • Recommend mobility aids, assistive devices and accessibility equipment 

  • Recommend home modifications to improve safety, participation, and accessibility

  • Assist clients in deciding if they should Modify or Move.

 

Why Choose Enabling Access OTs?

  Our Occupational Therapy Home Modification experts have been trained and mentored by Marnie Courage, Enabling Access' CEO who has more than 20 years experience conducting home assessments and providing home modification consultation for people with disabilities and older adults wanting to age in place.  The Enabling Access Home Assessment approach includes proven evidence-based methods and have positively influenced national occupational therapy practices.

We collaborate with your qualified accessibility renovators, builders and designers to increase participation in daily activities, improve safety, and create beautiful, accessible spaces!

 

As regulated health care professionals, occupational therapists are uniquely trained to identify current and future needs, and assess a person for fall and safety risks, physical and cognitive abilities, and identify mental health risks that could affect well-being. Equipped with knowledge about disability, age-related changes and progressive conditions, our occupational therapists are able to determine future needs and accessibility considerations that can prevent unnecessary costs associated with renovations down the road!

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Home Modifications Can Increase the Value of Your Home!

According to Statistics Canada, older adults are outnumbering children for the first time in history! By 2036, it is projected that 23-25% of the Canadian population will be accounted for by people over 65 years old.

 

Related to our aging population, in Canada,  1 out of 5 adults (21%) live with a permanent physical and/or mental disability which affects a major life function.

 

Considering the above demographics, coupled with the current accessible housing stock shortage, the demand for homes with aging in place features and accessibility features is increasing rapidly and is already influencing sale prices on homes with these features in place, especially 1-level homes.  Therefore, home modifications, when executed well, can have lasting benefits for the home owner and it's future buyers.  

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Book Marnie Courage to present at your next event!

Marnie Courage, Enabling Access' CEO is an expert in the area of accessible housing, aging in place and home modifications.

Reach out if you would like Marnie to speak 

at your next event. 

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Certifications and Memberships

Executive Certificate in Home Modification Program frin Homes for All Ages Training for the Future logo
International Association of Accessibility Professionals Logo
Canadian Home Builders' Association Logo
Age Safe Canada Senior Home Safety Specialist logo
Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists Logo