“Home modifications change everything. If I did not have all my things adapted, I could not do anything and would need daily help.” Heywood, F (2001)
In 2015 -2016 the ILC and the Curtin University School of Occupational Therapy and Social Work, in partnership with WA Home and Community Care (HACC), conducted a scoping review on best practice for home modifications (HMs) service delivery.
The purpose of the review, which is now complete, is to inform the further development of a sustainable and equitable home modification and assistive technology (AT) service delivery model for HACC eligible people to access throughout WA.
This research has arisen through an increasing awareness of the benefits of HMs/AT and a rising demand for these services as a result of the ageing demographic trend where older adults want to remain living at home for as long as possible, regardless of any ageing-related declines in health and mobility.
The scoping review examines innovative practice in HM’s with particular focus on service delivery and referral processes.