Living and Doing at Home
A medical condition
or aging-in-place issues can
make the job of living at home unnecessarily difficult, painful and unsafe.
However, research shows
that we strongly prefer being ‘at home’ rather than having to
move to another location. Susan recognizes the importance of that place
called ‘home’ and
is dedicated to creating supportive environments for her clients -- environments
that enable the familiar habits and routines to continue -- so that people
may remain where they most want to be.
Read excerpts from a power point case study demonstrating the impact of positive partnerships between the client, contractor and occupational therapist.
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On the following pages, Susan will describe in detail about how she
provides evaluations and consultation services. The focus is on home modifications and products that promote safety, comfort, accessibility, social participation and increased independence for persons having difficulty with their activities of daily living. Issues
specifically related to homeowners, building professionals or the healthcare
team can be accessed directly by clicking on the relevant button to the
left of this page. And, if the universal design button is clicked, an informative
page will describe how Susan consults with clients, both homeowners and building
professionals, using universal design principles.
Susan specializes in recommending adaptive equipment and/or partnering with
building professionals and other healthcare professionals.
- Susan gets to know each client’s unique
- Susan’s evaluations look at safety,
comfort, independence and accessibility in activities of daily
- Susan’s individualized recommendations
for environmental adaptations and products guide the client toward more
- Susan’s reports include information useful
to the family and other people such as healthcare providers, contractors
At the bottom of each page throughout the website, you can also read what
other people say about working with Susan.