Journal of Aging Research / 2018 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

The Development of a Design and Construction Process Protocol to Support the Home Modification Process Delivered by Occupational Therapists

Table 5

Subphase 0 of home modification process protocol.

Assessment phaseSubphase 0

DescriptionDemonstrate an occupational need within the person-centred performance context

Key questionsWhat is the situation that has prompted contact with the occupational therapist/service?
Is an occupation-focused home modification intervention appropriate for the situation?
Is the person aware of the limitation in this practice setting?
Should a home modification approach be taken?

ActionIdentity the context of the situation
Identify who (persons) is involved in the situation
Identify the tasks involved in the situation
Identify how resources and other limitations within the practice setting may affect the situation
Identify how a collaborative relationship with the occupational therapist/service could impact on the situation

OutcomesReferral accepted/declined
Key referral (situational) information documented
Person(s) aware of limitations within the OT’s field of practice, that is, funding criteria for home modification
Consent to assessment documented