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Home Modification Assessments

In a home modification assessment, an Occupational Therapist will visit your home and: 

  • Recommend pieces of equipment and provide strategies that will make it easier for you to complete your day-to-day activities around the home such as; getting in and out of bed, dressing, showering, using the toilet, doing laundry and cooking

  • Recommend which items should be moved or removed if they are currently a trip hazard 

  • Review the safest way to go up and down stairs, the safest way to get in and out of the bath or shower, and the best body mechanics to use when bending, reaching and lifting items.

  • Help families with aging-in-place planning 

  • Provide you with a clear report to help guide you on the recommended changes to your home set up.

  • This report satisfies requirement 4.4 "Modification from a Rehabilitation Professional" for applications to the Residential Access Modification Program (RAMP) 

Senior man getting out of bed  with help of a floor-to-ceiling pole

Can I Receive Funding for a Home Modification Assessment?

  • OT2U Ltd. offers home modification assessments at a flat fee for RAMP applicants and low-income seniors. If this applies, to you, click here to book. 

  • Check with your insurance provider if they cover occupational therapy (OT) services. Many offer up to $500 towards OT per year, but may have maximum's they pay out per visit. If your insurer does not provide OT coverage, visit the SAOTs "Ask for OT" page about how to request this. 

  • Through the Government of Alberta's Senior's Home Adaptation and Repair Progrom (SHARP) you may be eligible for up to $40,000 in low-interest home equity loans towards the recommended changes and assessment itself.

  • If you are unable to pay out-of-pocket for the assessment, you may be eligible to receive a clinical assesment for basic equipment and medical needs through Calgary Community Aids to Daily Living (CCAIL), however, as noted on their website they do not provide assessments for: home modifications / renovations or porch / stair lifts; falls prevention, general home safety or kitchen safetyactive rehabilitation treatment, all of which can be addressed by one of our occupational therapists. 

To learn more about how we can assist, please contact us.

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