CREATE A SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE HOME ENVIRONMENT IN NORTHWESTERN VERMONT
How We Help
TRANSITION COORDINATOR/OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: This is a critically important service for patients waiting to be discharged home from the hospital or rehabilitation. It is a service that assists families who are looking to help their loved one return home safely. (please see services for details)
Medicare Part B Participating Provider:
Though Medicare will not pay for the home modification itself or equipment, they may cover the initial evaluation if it is deemed medically necessary and the skill of an Occupational Therapist is necessary. Follow up visits to teach you on how to safely utilize installed equipment may also be covered by Medicare. Home Mobility VT will work with you on providing recommendations for “DME” (durable medical equipment) and suggest guidance on how to remain safe in your home.
Home Remodeling & Modifications:
Home modifications are defined as environmental interventions aimed to support activity performance in the home. The goal of Home Mobility VT is to create the most cost effective design solutions for both current and future needs of individuals that allows them to focus on their abilities instead of their challenges. An Occupational Therapist trained in home modifications can provide you with solutions to create an accessible and functional home.
Through remodeling and modification, you can have a home that helps improve your daily life. It can make your life easier and more enjoyable. Home modifications are physical changes made to one’s home to accommodate for the changing needs of the elderly or disabled, to enable aging in place. As we age, our mobility and physical strength diminish and many aspects of a home that were once functional become difficult. Home modifications can be as simple as changing water faucet handles from knobs to levers or as comprehensive as the construction of an accessory apartment or elder cottage on the property. These modifications should be focused on supporting activity performance in the home. The goal for Home Mobility VT is to create the most cost effective design solutions for both current and future needs of individuals that allow them to focus on their abilities instead of their challenges.
What is an OT? Occupational Therapists are health care professionals who utilize evidence-based practice, research, scientific evidence, and a holistic perspective to promote independence, meaningful occupations, and patients’ functional ability to fulfill their daily routines and roles. Occupational Therapists are the only professionals recognized by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to make recommendations for home modifications for persons with disabilities.
Occupational Therapists are experts at understanding the interrelations between a person’s abilities, personal needs and interests and their environment. We are passionate about designing beautiful accessible living spaces for individuals with various needs and abilities that promote safety and independence. OT’s have a strong understanding how an individual functions in her/his space which is essential in making recommendations that will enhance function and safety in the home environment. OT’s use person-centered focus to ensure that any modifications made to a home will meet both current and future needs. An assessment by an OT will save money in the long run by helping to avoid mistakes in product selections and design solutions. Accessibility is the name of the game and the key to enjoying your home as you progress in life!
Live Your Life with Purpose!
It’s time to make the environment fit the person.
- Are you spending too long getting bathed and dressed??
- Have you had falls or near falls walking to the bathroom at night?
- Do you have safe accessibility to your bathroom?
- Are your shower and toilet accessible?
- Are you reaching unsafely to get items out of your kitchen cupboards?
- Are your entryways safe and easy to access?
“Helping you prevent injuries, decrease caregiver burden, and increase independence in your home through customized and effective home modifications“
Home Mobility VT provides tasteful remodel recommendations to account for safety and health. My goal is to make the “aging-in-place” or transition home as easy as possible.
Get in Touch
Reach out for information on how I can help you make your home safer.
Fax (802) 990-2684
376 Pumpkin Hill, Williston, VT 05495
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