Archive for the ‘Home Modifications’ Category

Occupational therapy support enables Barbara to stay where she loves, her home

Barbara Reeve lives at home with her husband on a beautiful block in the south of Perth. One of her passions is pottery, so much so that she has her own pottery shed in the backyard so she can practise her art whenever she likes. Barbara also enjoys cooking, playing mahjong and gardening. For Barbara, […]

Assistive Technology supports Wellness and Reablement

Would you prefer to continue to do everyday activities for yourself without having to rely on others for assistance? To many, independence is key to living a satisfied and fulfilled life as it plays an integral role to a person’s sense of self and their overall health and wellbeing. As people age or develop chronic […]

Apps for Home Modifications: OTs, is it time to put down our pens and tape measure?

Are you an occupational therapist (OT) working in home visiting and home modifications prescription? Spending half your day drawing and filling in forms? Many of us already take advantage of mobile phones and tablets to keep in touch with our friends and family, organise our days and even manage virtual farms, but there are other uses for […]

Moving Towards Independence

You may have heard of the saying ‘You don’t know what you don’t know’, well there is an amazingly diverse range of assistive equipment and technology out there to support people to undertake tasks they may otherwise find impossible or difficult to do. How can you know about it all? Read Jason Lewiss’ story about […]

Home Modifications – Getting it right!

A person’s home can have a significant impact on their ability to carry out daily tasks, their safety, their ability to get out into the community and their overall health and wellness. Modifications to a home can ensure the home environment is easy to access, supports you with your daily activities  and is free of […]