The Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance (HMOTA) is an organization of occupational therapists throughout the United States that specialize in home modifications. The occupational therapists in the Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance are dedicated to on-going learning of leading edge technology and research in the realm of home modifications, safety, technology, products, design and fall prevention.
What is occupational therapy (OT)?
Occupational therapy services include comprehensive evaluations of the client’s home and other environments (e.g., workplace, school), recommendations for adaptive equipment and training in its use, and guidance and education for family members and caregivers. Occupational therapy practitioners have a holistic perspective, in which the focus is on adapting the environment to fit the person, and the person is an integral part of the therapy team. – American Occupational Therapy Association
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HMOTA members provide a wide range of services to consumers and their families, as well as building professionals serving customers who want a greater level of accessibility in their homes. These services can include:
- Home accessibility evaluations.
- Fall prevention consultations.
- ADA consultations.
- Accessibility solutions.
- Adaptive equipment recommendations and procurement.
- Recommendations of good-looking home fixtures for accessibility.
- Universal design consulting.
- Consulting for homes for multi-generational families.
- Expert witness services.
- Assistance and expedite discharge from nursing home or hospital to home.
- Education and training to improve client and caregiver’s lifestyle in the home.
- Aging-in-place consulting.
- Working with contractors, builders, and designers to ensure safe and accessible homes.
- Speaking and presentations on home accessibility and universal design.