Home Modifications and Occupational Therapy

Liz Ainsworth is an Occupational Therapist who works with people of all ages and abilities who need to make changes to their home design or who need a newly designed solution.

She collaborates with architects, building designers and builders to ensure the needs of the person with a health condition or a disability are incorporated at plan stage or as a home modification.

She visits the person needing changes to their home environment to do an interview and observes how they are managing in their existing home, and undertakes a process of measurement to ensure the fit of the person, their carer, and their equipment with the proposed environment.

She has a broad knowledge of design options and products; and can recommend different ways of doing activities or assess for alternative equipment to suit the need of the person.

This is a short film showcasing the difference good design and the value in including Liz in the home design or modification process: