Occupational Therapist's Guide to Home Modification Practice

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci ; Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

  • $77.95
  • ISBN 10 1-55642-852-9
  • ISBN 13 978-1-55642-852-4
  • 416 pp Hard Cover
  • Pub. Date: 2011
  • Order# 38524

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.

Inside you’ll find:

  • A detailed understanding of aspects of the home environment that impact home modification decisions
  • A review of legislative environment and funding systems that facilitate service delivery
  • An overview of home modification services, as well as future trends
  • An in-depth examination of the home modification process, including discussion about approaches to evaluation, measuring and drawing the environment, identifying and evaluating interventions, the relevance and application of design standards, and reporting and legal issues
  • Comprehensive case studies — illustrated by photographs — will assist occupational therapists in understanding the range of issues and conceptualizing solutions

With content that is essential to occupational therapy practice that is not currently addressed in any other text, plus a systematic approach to identifying and evaluating home-based interventions, An Occupational Therapist’s Guide to Home Modification Practice is a vital text for occupational therapy educators and students, as well as both novice and experienced clinicians.

Visit http://homedesignforliving.com/ for additional information from the authors on home modification.

From the Foreword:

“This is a book that should be on the bookshelf in every clinic… and should be a core text for students.”

— Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Dedication
Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Contributing Authors
Preface
Foreword by Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Section I: The Home, Community, and Societal Context of Home Modifications

Chapter 1: The Home Environment

Bronwyn Tanner, BOccThy, Grad Cert OccThy, Grad Cert Soc Planning, MPhil

Chapter 2: Approaches to Service Delivery

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci; Andrew Jones, BA, MSW, GCE; Rhonda Phillips, BA, Grad Dip; and Jon Pynoos, MCP, PhD

Chapter 3: Models of Occupational Therapy

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 4: Legislation, Regulations, Codes, and Standards Influencing Home Modification Practice

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci; Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci; and Jon Sanford, M Arch, BS

Chapter 5: History and Future of Home Modification Services

Bronwyn Tanner, BOccThy, Grad Cert OccThy, Grad Cert Soc Planning, MPhil

Section II: Delivery of Home Modification Services

Chapter 6: The Home Modification Process

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci and Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 7: Evaluating Clients' Home Modification Needs and Priorities

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci and Ruth Cordiner, DipCOT, Grad Cert OccThy

Chapter 8: Measuring the Person and the Home Environment

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci and Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 9: Drawing the Built Environment

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci and Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 10: Developing and Tailoring Interventions

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 11: Sourcing and Evaluating Products and Designs

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 12: Access Standards and Their Role in Guiding Interventions

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci; Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci; and Bronwyn Tanner, BOccThy, Grad Cert OccThy, Grad Cert Soc Planning, MPhil

Chapter 13: Ethical, Legal, and Reporting Variables-Pathways to Best Practice

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci and Barbara Kornblau, JD, OT/L, FAOTA, ABDA, DAAPM, CDMS, CCM

Chapter 14: Evaluating Outcomes

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Section III: Home Modification Applications

Chapter 15: Case Studies

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci; Kathy Baigent, Dip OT, Dip Hlth Prom; Ruth Cordiner, DipCOT, Grad Cert OccThy; Shirley de Wit, BOccThy; and May Eade, BOccThy

Appendix A: Outline Shapes of Occupied Wheelchairs
Appendix B: Fundamental Types of Compact Turns
Appendix C: Ramp Installation Considerations
Appendix D: Home Modification Resources
Appendix E: Access Standards Resources
Appendix F: Home Visit Checklist
Appendix G: Home Modification Report Template
Appendix H: Example of an Occupational Therapy Report


Financial Disclosures
Index

“The reader, either student or therapist, would have no difficulty following the flow of information within the text. It would be possible, at the end of a thorough reading, to participate in home evaluation and service delivery. I strongly recommend this book to therapists who are involved in service delivery of home modifications and to instructors of occupational therapy students, for use in the classroom. It is excellent and provides many resources.” 

        -Sandi Spaulding, Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy

“The authors are to be commended for their attention to detail, and I would recommend it as a useful reference as I feel it conveys the importance and value of occupational therapists in the home modification/adaptation process.”

    -Shane Elliott, The British Journal of Occupational Therapy

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci graduated in 1989 with a bachelor of occupational therapy (honors) degree and completed a master’s in occupational therapy (contemporary clinical practice at the University of Queensland) and a graduate certificate in health science (occupational therapy at the University of Sydney) in 2000. She is the Principal Occupational Therapist in Housing and Homelessness Practice Improvement at the Queensland Department of Communities, leading a highly competent team of occupational therapists who specialize in working with older people and people with disabilities applying for or who live in social housing and who might experience barriers in the home environment. Elizabeth also provides home modification and universal design education and training in a private capacity to occupational therapy university undergraduate and postgraduate students and to occupational therapy clinicians working in a range of settings in the community. She is an active member of the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD) and the Australian Access Consultants Association (ACAA).

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci graduated in 1978 with a bachelor of occupational therapy from the University of Queensland and completed a master’s in philosophy from this university in 2001. She currently lectures in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland and developed the curriculum on assistive technology and environmental design for the undergraduate, graduate entry, and postgraduate programs. Desleigh’s national and international reputation in consumer-oriented analysis of assistive technologies, environmental design, and home modifications has earned her invitations to present at international conferences on assistive technology and home modification services and outcomes in the United States and Australia, and she has been published in national and international journals. Her teaching and research is focused on interventions and outcome measures that recognize consumer goals and priorities. She is a research associate of the Housing Policy Research Program at the University of Queensland’s Social Research Centre and a member of the research team that recently completed an Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)-funded project on the role of home maintenance and modification services in achieving health, community care, and housing outcomes in later life. Desleigh is also a member of the Editorial Board for Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology and a member of the research review panel for the Home Modification Information Clearinghouse at the University of New South Wales.

Elizabeth and Desleigh have worked together during the past 11 years to provide training to occupational therapy students and practitioners. They have presented at national and international conferences on home modifications and universal design to a broad range of people from various backgrounds. This is the first book they have produced together.

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