Home modifications are changes made to adapt to living spaces, in order to increase usage, safety, security, and independence at home. The home modification process includes evaluating needs, identifying and implementing solutions, training, and evaluating outcomes that contribute to the home modification.
The results of this process may be recommendations for alterations, adjustments, or additions to the home environment through the use of specialized, customized, off-the-shelf, or universally designed technologies. This may include low- or high-tech equipment, products, hardware controls and cues, finishes, and any other features that may affect the layout and structure of the home. This is all done in order to help you move around more comfortably in your home and reclaim your independent living.
At Therapy Choice, our goal is to help you live your life as independently as possible. If you believe you could benefit from modifications in your home, don’t hesitate to contact us today!
Modifying the home:
There are many reasons why someone may need to add some modifications to their home. It is nothing to be embarrassed about; rather, it is a new opportunity for independence. Those who are handicapped or at risk of sustaining a serious fall could greatly benefit from home modifications.
Our philosophy is to help you get back to living on your own terms – what’s the point of maneuvering around your own house in ways that are difficult for you? All modifications will help you navigate your home more freely and confidently. For example, installing handrails, adding more lighting, purchasing a bath seat for your shower, or simply rearranging furniture in a more open and easily accessible way can greatly improve your daily life and make it easier for you to simply live.
At Therapy Choice, our highly experienced physical and occupational therapists will evaluate your home to determine the best modifications for your needs. When needed, they will also demonstrate how to use assistive devices properly, so you can maneuver your home with as much as and independence as possible.
No matter the case, home modifications can help you live your life more comfortable. They can benefit clients of all ages with health conditions, sensory or movement impairments, or cognitive disorders by supporting the performance of necessary and desired daily activities, safety, and overall well-being.
How can I get started?
Home modifications typically begin by first scheduling a home safety evaluation. During a home safety evaluation, one of our dedicated team members will assess your home to make note of any potential risks. They will then provide you with the tools you need to adapt your home to your standards of living.
If you are interested in modifying your home to fit your needs, contact Therapy Choice in Philadelphia, PA today, to schedule an evaluation today. We’ll get you started on the first steps toward reclaiming independence and comfort in your home!