In-home safety assessments are client-driven, customized meetings with the occupational therapist that average 45 minutes to an hour. Topics commonly addressed include aging-in-place, falls risks, ramp installation, grab bar placement, and overall safety/usability of the home.
Assessments are free to Orange County residents.
In-home assessments result in follow-up recommendations. The occupational therapist can connect residents to community resources provide referrals for various intervention strategies. In some cases, the occupational therapist can also facilitate minor home modifications to be completed by a contractor.
Depending on when you sign up , wait time for receiving an assessment may range from 1 to 4 weeks.
Contact Occupational Therapist Marie Dagger for further information or to schedule an appointment: MDagger@orangecountync.gov or 919-245-4279.