As occupational therapists, Danielle and Amber possess unique skill sets in assessing individuals current and possible future level of mobility and function in a variety of home settings. AARP said “OTs are skilled at performing home assessments that identify a person’s daily routines and activities and the barriers that impact performing them. An OT then works with the individual, the family and others to identify solutions for achieving the desired goals.
An OT has a strong understanding how an individual functions in her or his space, which is essential in making recommendations that will enhance function and safety in the home environment. This person-centered focus helps ensure that any modifications made to a home will meet both current and future needs.”
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CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialists) address needs to maintain quality of life and a safe living environment through incorporation of aging in place and universal design ideas. This certification was developed by the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, Remodelers, and Senior Housing Council in cooperation with Administration on Aging, and AARP.
Danielle is a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist, and a certified aging in place specialist. She has been an OT for over 20 years and has vast experience with the geriatric population and various diagnoses. She has worked in several settings ranging from home health, inpatient/ outpatient rehabilitation and acute care.
Over the course of her therapy career she has learned the importance of home modifications for people to stay home as they age. Her objective is to help her clients love where they live .