At Karp Rehabilitation, our Occupational Therapists can provide home safety assessments and assist in implementing any services or support you may need to live safely and comfortably at home.
- Address personal, environmental and behavioural factors influencing people’s participation and engagement in their activities in home and in community.
- Source and provide recommendations for equipment in your home to enhance your safety and independence with activities of daily living.
- Identify falls risk and implement falls prevention strategies.
- Provide strategies and education, such as energy conservation, pacing, organization, etc. to assist with activities of daily living.
- Kitchen assessments – for meal preparation – could watch client make a small simple meal that involves using a stove or oven.
- Connect you with any personal care or homemaking services.
- Connect you with accessible resources in the proximity of your own community.
- Help you seek funding for equipment, services, and/or home adaptations.
- Providing recommendations for home modifications.
- Falls risk (i.e. Mobility, Low-Vision, Cognition)
- Activities of Daily Living (i.e. Mobility, bathing, dressing, home management, community access, etc.)
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (i.e. meal preparation, grocery shopping)
Notes and Resources
- Falls are the most common preventable injury in Canada. (http://www.caot.ca/default.asp?pageid=400)
- Home Safe Home (http://www.caot.ca/default.asp?pageID=3691)
- Advertising to Private Medical Clinics: Trends toward shorter hospital stays, greater use of outpatient treatment and a growing population of older adults which brings increased needs for home and community care services.