RVNA Offers Home Safety Assessments and Modification Plans
We all want to feel comfortable and safe in our own homes. But, what’s comfortable and safe for one person may not be for another. And, your safety needs may change throughout your life, particularly if you have a change in your health. Maybe you’re having a joint replacement and need temporary modifications for better accessibility. Maybe you have arthritis and need a permanent solution to make your home more workable for you. Or, maybe you simply want to be sure you can stay in your home safely as you age. Whatever your situation, RVNA can help.
Our skilled clinicians are trained to provide home safety evaluations and develop modification plans for those in need of temporary or permanent adjustments to their homes. Suggested modifications may be as simple as eliminating throw rugs, improving lighting, adding non-slip treads to the stairs, or installing grab bars in a shower. More elaborate solutions may include equipment such as lift chairs, ramps, or hospital beds.
“RVNA’s home evaluations are all about helping our customers remain comfortable and safe at home,” says RVNA Care Coordination Manager Melissa Woodhouse, RRT, MOT, OTR/L, CDP. “Even small adjustments can make a big difference to a person’s safety and well-being.”
As part of the home evaluation, RVNA works with clients to assess the property, identify areas of concern, recommend solutions, and help source products as needed.
“Our clinical expertise enables us to assess not only what a customer needs now, but also what they may need in the future,” adds Woodhouse. “And, we’re always available to re-evaluate at any point along the way.”
To schedule a home safety evaluation or learn more, contact RVNA at 203-243-5555, option 2.
Home evaluations are very frequently covered by insurance. As part of the service, RVNA helps clients determine if their assessment qualifies for coverage under Medicare or other plans prior to performing an assessment. For those assessments not covered by insurance, the standard fee is $149.