Home Mod Metrics for HMOTA Members
Home Mod Metrics program: The Home Mod Metrics program was developed by Tori Goldhammer in Washington DC in 2016 and has been running for the last 5 years under the name ‘Safe at Home.’
Home Mod Metrics is a research-based, fall prevention home modification program that is grant funded. Home Mod Metrics qualifies for many grants because it is research-based.
How the Home Mod Metrics program works: The Home Mod Metrics program includes an intake process, a home evaluation, prevetted equipment and recommendations, prevetted builders, a follow-up evaluation and training after home mods are installed and a follow-up interview on safety and accessibility.
- The Home Mod Metrics program has a home evaluation with standardized testing that evaluates the person and the home.
- The recommendations from the evaluation are based on a predetermined list of vetted solutions and adaptive equipment that have been proven to work in specific situations.
- The scope of work based on the evaluation and the prevetted list of solutions is then given to the contractor. Pricing for the contractor is predetermined to make for easy quotes.
- The modifications are installed.
- Follow-up visit by the OT.
- Follow-up phone call 6-12 months later to go over fall information.
For HMOTA members that want to be a part of the Home Mod Metrics Program:
- Must be a BOLD member.
- Need an OT/COTA or group of HMOTA members in a certain area to spearhead the program, it will be a lot.
- Subcontractor agreement will need to be signed between HMOTA and the members working on the Home Mod Metrics program.
- Member will work with HMOTA to identify which non-profits in their area would be the most likely to want to partner.
- The HMOTA member/s will work with HMOTA and the non-profit in their area to secure a grant, now is grant season.
- HMOTA will provide marketing assistance when approaching the non-profit. A script for the first contact via phone and a power point for the first presentation as well as a HMOTA member to help with the presentation.
- HMOTA will help with writing the grant. HMOTA has some language that has worked with the obtaining grants for the Home Mod Metrics program and can be used for the HUD grant and other grants.
- After the grant is written and the program is ready to set up:
- There will need to be a lead person who will be part of setting up the structure with the non-profit, vetting OTs and builders. Working with the contact person from the nonprofit.
- Once the program is set-up we will need to decide who and how to run. For instance, how much does the non-profit want from us, some like to take on more than others and does the lead OT want to do some of the admin tasks.
- OT running the program will get paid for administering the program.
- Everyone needs to be trained.
- OT running program will assign jobs and work with HMOTA mentors to get everyone trained and to ensure assessments are done correctly.
HMOTA will provide for the Home Mod Metrics program:
- Intakes, can be filled out in an online form or secretary can fill out the form when client comes in.
- Evaluation done on the platform with all applicable data available for mining to support goals and find gaps.
- Orders for adaptive equipment/job materials are automatically sent to proper place for processing.
- Generates construction specs.
- Sends specs to builder.
- Place to upload photos before/after.
- Facilitate communication between team members.
- Billing is automatically generated for the payor, the OT, adaptive equipment, and builder.
If you are interested in working on getting a Home Mod Metrics program going in your area, please let Karen Koch know asap at: Service@functionalhomes.net.