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Environmental and Adaptation Assessments
Environmental adaptations are considered when an individual’s ability and potential to live in their own home have been compromised or reduced due to their presenting illness or condition.
We are conscious that image is important and that clients and families should have a choice in what they want as it is their home. Rather than provide just 1 piece of equipment we source a range of equipment that meets the clients needs so that the client and family can choose what suits them in the knowledge that it meets the clients needs as well. There are many options available that provide independence that doesn’t look ‘disabled’.
Assessment will take place to consider and establish if property modifications can take place and are the most appropriate option. Whether its minor or major adaptations, Occupational Therapists within KW Therapy work closely with the family, health professionals and others such as Planners, Architects and Contractors. We ensure the client and family are included and kept informed at all stages.
Minor adaptations could include a ramp at the property or independent access to the toilet or bath. Examples of major adaptations could be to provide more accessible bathrooms or kitchens including height adjustable worktops, accessible hot taps; or access to the property itself - electronic door openings, level access to the house; contemporary wet rooms; electronic curtain closing… the list is endless.
In order to restore or enable independent living we are mindful of maintaining an individual’s dignity, privacy and quality of life outcomes at all times. We work with families throughout the process to ensure it goes smoothly but also offer our expertise to architects and planners in the clients needs as well as what equipment is required so this can all be considered in the plans for adaptations.