Publisher: AOTA Press
By Carol Siebert, MS, OTR/L; Stacy Smallfield, DrOT, OTR/L; and Susan Stark, PhD, OTR/L
Home modifications support engagement and participation in the home and community. The need for home modifications arises when the features of the environment pose challenges to occupants that can create an unsafe situation.
This guideline addresses home modifications as an intervention to use when a person’s abilities are incompatible with environmental demands. That intervention includes identifying, developing, implementing, and training in the use of home modifications. Using an evidence-based perspective and key concepts from the Occupational Therapy Practice Framework, this guideline provides an overview of the occupational therapy process and best practices for home modification interventions. Topics include service delivery concepts, team involvement, the home as a context for practice, and involving family members in the intervention.
Overview of Occupational Therapy for Home Modifications
Occupational Therapy Process for Home Modifications
Best Practices and Summaries of Evidence
Implications of the Evidence for Occupational Therapy Research, Education, and Clinical Practice
Appendix A. Preparation and Qualifications of Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Appendix B. Selected CPT Codes for Occupational Therapy for Home Modifications
Appendix C. Evidence-Based Practice
Appendix D. Evidence Table
Companion CE course: AOTA CE: Using the Occupational Therapy Practice Guidelines for Home Modifications is also available.
978-1-56900-357-2, 109 pages, 2014
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