Since 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
Author and Illustrator
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
Americans with Disabilities Act
Checklist for Existing Facilities Booklet
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