Why a Home Assessment?

Graphic for Home Assessment ChecklistA home assessment helps if you or someone living in your home is physically challenged due to an injury, disability or aging, and you want to make your home as barrier-free and safe as possible. A barrier-free home also benefits anyone who is dealing with mobility limitations while recovering from surgery, a stroke, or a heart attack. Unfortunately, most homes are not designed or equipped to accommodate people with physical limitations or meet the challenges faced by aging adults. A Home Assessment can help you identify barriers in your home that may need to be removed or modified. You can also use it to create a prioritized list of projects that you can then pursue as time and resources allow.

Several organizations publish comprehensive lists of questions to ask and things to look for when assessing a home for barriers effecting mobility. Here are a few examples.

Whether you choose to conduct your own Home Assessment or work with Adaptive Living Designs to complete one, a home assessment is a constructive first step toward increasing your independence at home, promoting participation in recreational activities and hobbies, and providing you and your family with peace of mind.