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 if you should 'Modify or Move!'
We are a Canadian leader in home modifications assessment, consultation and training. Home modifications are not just home renovations, they are any residential adaptations that are meant to increase safety, accessibility and functional potential for current and future residents.
OT Home Modification Assessments
Occupational Therapy Home Assessments are a preventative, functional safety assessment and environmental accessibility consulting service focused on supporting older adults and persons with disabilities to safely live in place, for as long as they wish or are able.
This service is customized for each client and the functional safety assessment may include cognitive, mobility, and mental health screenings, along with the environmental accessibility assessment. The comprehensive report outlines all findings, including current and future barriers, and provides recommendations for assistive devices, accessibility equipment, home health and community support services, and cost-effective home modifications. We collaborate with qualified accessibility renovators, builders and designers to achieve our client's goals and create beautiful spaces together.
This assessment service is NOT a safety checklist or a rating of the home for accessibility. As health care professionals, occupational therapists are uniquely trained to identify safety risk factors and barriers to access, and make recommendations to increase functional performance. Equipped with knowledge about disability and age-related changes and progressive diagnoses such as dementia, our occupational therapists are able to determine cost-effective solutions that can allow you or your family member to live in place safely while staying connected to their community.
A Home Assessment conducted by our qualified occupational therapists can:
Assess a person, their activities and the environment
Identify a person's risk of falling
Identify current and future accessibility barriers
Assist in planning for hospital discharge following injury, disability accommodation, and aging in place
Educate a person, family, and caregivers in safe methods for bathing, toileting, and other activities of daily living
Identify capability and use of environmental controls including home automation or Smart Home features
Recommend caregiving services, meal preparation and delivery services, yard care services and more
Recommend mobility aids and assistive devices to increase independence and safety
Recommend home modifications including structural changes to bathrooms, entrances and other areas of the home.
Assist a family in determining if they should modify or move.
Ask our Experts!
Marnie Courage, Enabling Access' CEO and Inclusion Specialist, is an international expert in the area of home modifications and leads the Enabling Access Home
Connect with us if you would like Marnie to present on Home Modifications at your next event.