Technical Aids and Home Modifications
If you are struggling with any aspect of your daily activity as a result of an injury, illness or disability you might benefit from the provision of some daily living equipment or adaptation to promote your independence and safety. The occupational therapists at Step Forward OT Rehab can complete an assessment of you in your own home or work environment and advise on any equipment, aid or technological devices to increase your independence. You will then be shown how to use these safely and correctly. Following this you can be monitored and reviewed as necessary. Depending on your needs the occupational therapist will advise you to buy or rent the equipment.
It may be that you will be eligible for a disabled facilities grant to contribute towards the cost of the adaptation. We can provide you with relevant information and support your application with the suitable report.
We provide our clients with the tools to optimize their environments to suit their individual abilities and to promote their full participation in daily life.
The home modifications process involves the evaluation of the performance of individuals in their own environment, the assessment of their requirements to be safe and independent and the identification and implementation of solutions.
The process will be finished with the training of the client in the use of the new devices and the evaluation of results.