Accessible design features and home modiﬁcations to improve physical housing accessibility: A mixed-methods survey of occupational therapists
To address Australia’s undersupply of accessible housing, Building Ministers agreed in April 2021 to include mandatory minimum accessibility standards in the National Construction Code (NCC). However, some states and territories have not committed to implementing these standards. This study provides an evidence base about the impact of specific design features on hospital discharge and ageing in place. It provides the findings of a national survey of 144 occupational therapists (OTs), who were asked to rate the importance of specific accessible design features in making homes more accessible.
C. Wellecke, K. D’Cruz, D. Winkler et al., Accessible design features and home modiﬁcations to improve physical housing accessibility: A mixed-methods survey of occupational therapists, Disability and Health Journal.
Discharge Planning from Hospital to Home
Donna King is an Occupational Therapist Case Manager working in the area of traumatic brain injury. Donna deals mainly with clients in rural locations. Donna says early contact is key to a good Discharge Plan.