By Registered Occupational Therapists
Clients undergo assessment in their home to determine safety in the home, wheelchair and mobility needs, equipment in the home to assist with ADL (activities of daily living) and ability to access the community. Occupational Therapists also assess the client’s ability to perform personal self-care activities, the need for homemaking and assistance with home maintenance, kitchen tasks, laundry tasks, ability to acquire food shopping/banking, outdoor maintenance and child care tasks. Assessing cognitive ability for those patients who are failing in memory, reasoning ability, executive skills and perception skills are the Occupational Therapist’s role. Equipment needs are assessed and the Occupational Therapist works closely with vendors in the community to supply the patient with their equipment needs.
A home assessment may be performed when the patient: