Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Overcoming Barriers: Therapist, Client, and Caregiver Perspectives on Home-Modification Recommendations
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI, USA
  • Oakley Home Access, Narragansett, RI, USA
  • St. Luke’s Hospital—Southcoast Health, New Bedford, MA, USA
Article Information
Geriatrics/Productive Aging / Home Accessibility/Environmental Modification / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Overcoming Barriers: Therapist, Client, and Caregiver Perspectives on Home-Modification Recommendations
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515422. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6608
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515422. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6608
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

OT practitioners conduct home evaluations to assess living environments, eliminate potential environmental barriers, and empower clients to actively engage in meaningful occupations. Compliance with home-modification recommendations is a problem area. This study aimed to identify the barriers to home-modification recommendation compliance through qualitative insights from OT practitioners, community-dwelling elderly clients, and caregivers in order to facilitate productive aging in place.

Primary Author and Speaker: Alisha Ramos

Additional Authors and Speakers: Justin Oakley

Contributing Authors: Randal Fedoruk