An occupational therapist’s guide to home modification practice

An occupational therapist’s guide to home modification practice. Edited by Elizabeth Ainsworth and Desleigh de Jonge Thorofare, N.J., USA: Slack, 2011.

Title An occupational therapist’s guide to home modification practice
Place of Publication Thorofare, N.J., USA
Publisher Slack
Publication year 2011
Sub-type Edited book
ISBN 9781556428524
1556428529
Language eng
Editor Elizabeth Ainsworth
Desleigh de Jonge
Total number of pages 416
Collection year 2012
Formatted Abstract/Summary With the integration of people with disabilities into society, there has been increasing interest in modifying homes to enable them to live independently in the community. The aging population has also raised concerns about how well homes can support older peoples’ health and safety as they age. Occupational therapists require skills and knowledge to assess the modification needs of these clients, including consideration of their current and future requirements and the nature and use of the home environment.

An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to Home Modification Practice by Elizabeth Ainsworth and Desleigh De Jonge uses a transactional approach to examine the person in their home environment. The text assists occupational therapists in addressing the needs of consumers, including consideration of their current and future requirements, the nature and use of the home environment, understanding the technical aspects of the built environment, design approaches, and the application of a range of products and finishes to determine appropriate modification solutions.

An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to Home Modification Practice provides occupational therapists with valuable information and expertise for identifying home modification requirements. The text discusses how to consider the personal, cultural, social, temporal, and physical aspects of the home in decision making and provides occupational therapists with a systematic process for identifying and evaluating home-based interventions.[Summary from publisher's website]
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Created: Tue, 18 Oct 2011, 13:06:48 EST by Mrs Desleigh De Jonge on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences