An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Home Modification Practice

An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Home Modification Practice

by Elizabeth Ainsworth, Desleigh de Jonge

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Overview

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. 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

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ISBN-13: 9781617113949
Publisher: SLACK, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/15/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
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Pages: 416
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About the Author


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 (environmental modifications at the University of Sydney) in 2000. She is a private practice occupational therapist, accredited and qualified access consultant, and PhD candidate at The University of Queensland.
Elizabeth has had over 20 years’ experience aiding older people and people with disabilities who require home modifications or alternative housing. She has a history of working in government and non-government agencies that assist people living in a range of housing tenures such as private and social housing and private rental accommodation. Elizabeth provides consultancy services to clients and their families, and to organizations, about housing and home modification solutions. She also completes medico legal work, providing information to the courts in Australia and overseas about the housing and home modification needs of people who have had complex or catastrophic injuries. She provides home modification and universal design education and training to occupational therapy university undergraduate and postgraduate students and to occupational therapy clinicians working in a range of settings in the community, both in Australia and overseas. She is a member of the Australian Network for Universal Housing Design (ANUHD), Universal Design Australia, the Australian Access Consultants Association (ACAA), the Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association (ARATA), and Values in Action.
 
Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci graduated in 1978 with a bachelor of occupational therapy from The University of Queensland, completed a master’s in philosophy in 2001, and is currently completing a PhD at this university. She has over 35 years’ clinical experience as an occupational therapist and 12 years teaching and research at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland, where she currently holds an honorary research title. Her teaching and research is focused on interventions and outcome measures that recognize client goals and priorities. Desleigh’s national and international reputation in client-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 extensively in national and international journals. Desleigh was on the editorial board of Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology from 2006 to 2012 and regularly reviews articles for national and international journals.
 
Elizabeth and Desleigh have worked together for at least 18 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. The second edition of this book is testament to their dedication to equipping occupational therapists to achieve quality home modification outcomes for older people and people with disabilities internationally.
 

Table of Contents

Dedication

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Contributing Authors

Preface

Foreword by Carolyn Baum, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

 

Chapter 1              The Home Environment

Tammy Aplin, PhD, BOccThy (Hons) and
Bronwyn Tanner, BOccThy, Grad Cert Occ Thy, Grad Cert Soc Planning, MPhil

Chapter 2              Approaches to Service Delivery

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

Chapter 3              Models of Occupational Therapy

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci
and Merrill Turpin, PhD, Grad Dip Counsel, BOccThy

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, MArch, BS

Chapter 5              The Home Modification Process

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

Chapter 6              Evaluating Clients’ Home Modification Needs and Priorities

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci
and Melanie Hoyle, BSc (Psych), MOccThySt, Grad Dip Health Sci, Post Grad Dip Psych

Chapter 7              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 8              Drawing the Built Environment

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

Chapter 9              Developing and Tailoring Interventions

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci;
Melanie Hoyle, BSc (Psych), MOccThySt, Grad Dip Health Sci, Post Grad Dip Psych;
and Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci

Chapter 10           Sourcing and Evaluating Products and Designs

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci
and Melanie Hoyle, BSc (Psych), MOccThySt, Grad Dip Health Sci, Post Grad Dip Psych

Chapter 11           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 Occ Thy, Grad Cert Soc Planning, MPhil

Chapter 12           Ethical, Legal, and Reporting Variables: Pathways to Best Practice

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci
and Barbara Kornblau, JD, OTR/L, FAOTA, FNAP, DASPE, CDMS, CCM, CPE

Chapter 13           Evaluating Outcomes

Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci
and Melanie Hoyle, BSc (Psych), MOccThySt, Grad Dip Health Sci, Post Grad Dip Psych

Chapter 14           Literature Review: Home Modification Outcomes for Older Adults and
                                Adults With Disabilities

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci; Tammy Aplin, PhD, BOccThy (Hons);
Louise Gustafsson, PhD, BOccThy (Hons); and Desleigh de Jonge, MPhil (OccThy), Grad Cert Soc Sci

Chapter 15           Case Studies

Elizabeth Ainsworth, MOccThy, Grad Cert Health Sci; Kathleen Baigent, Dip COT, Dip Health Prom;
Ruth Cordiner, Dip COT, Grad Cert Occ Thy; Shirley Darlison, BOccThy; and May Eade, BOccThy

 

Appendix A           Minor Modifications: It’s Not as Simple as “Do It Yourself” (DIY)

Appendix B           Outline of Shapes and Occupied Wheelchairs

Appendix C           Fundamental Types of Compact Turns

Appendix D           Ramp Installation Considerations

Appendix E           Home Modification Practice Resources

Appendix F           Access Standards Resources

Appendix G           Home Visit Checklist

Appendix H           Home Modification Report Template

Appendix I            Example of an Occupational Therapy Report

Financial Disclosures

Index

Customer Reviews