The Best of OT Toolkit Resources: Home Modifications and Aging in Place

by Cheryl Hall on July 15th, 2016

Aging-in-PlaceSince the majority of my career as an OT was spent in Home Health, the topic of Aging in Place and Home Modifications is one that is near and dear to my heart.  I have compiled some of the most useful resources that I have posted over the last couple of years in one handy article.

The Occupational Therapy Toolkit includes a treatment guide on Home Safety and Modification and a 5-page Home Safety and Performance Assessment.


Cheryl Hall, OT
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Occupational Therapy Toolkit
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence – A university-based information clearinghouse and training center on home modifications.

Environmental Coping Strategies For Alzheimer’s Caregivers
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

The AARP HomeFit Guide
Smart solutions for making your home comfortable, safe and a great fit

Accessible, Adaptable, and Universal Design Definitions
Center for Universal Design, North Carolina State University
Fact Sheet

Americans with Disabilities Act
Checklist for Existing Facilities Booklet
PDF Document

Low-Cost Home Safety Improvements
AARP Housing and Mobility

Executive Certificate in Home Modification
Since 2004, USC has offered a dynamic and well respected program of five interactive, online courses. Students have access to the latest on home modification research, products, funding strategies, policies, and community planning. Classes starting soon.

How to Make & Pay for Home Modifications to Enable Aging in Place

Home-Based Intervention – Cost Effectiveness
Journal of Aging Research Cost Effectiveness of a Home-Based Intervention That Helps Functionally Vulnerable Older Adults Age in Place at Home

  • About Me

    Cheryl Hall
    Occupational Therapist
    Maryland, United States

    Welcome to a site devoted to sharing experience, knowledge and resources to make your job of being a great therapist a lot easier.

    I have been an occupational therapist for more than 30 years. I graduated from San Jose State University with degrees in Occupational Therapy, Gerontology, and Early Child Development. My passion is working with adults and children in home health but I have also worked in rehab, sub-acute rehab, hand therapy, transitional living for TBI, and hospital-based outpatient settings.

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