From the desk of Katy Dodd, Principal and VP of Business Development
Recently, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded grants to 32 community-based organizations totaling $30 million dollars as part of their Older Adult Homes Modification Program (OAHMP).
The OAHMP model primarily relies on the expertise of licensed Occupational Therapists (OTs) and Occupational Therapist Assistants (OTAs) to ensure that the low-cost, high-impact home modification addresses the client’s specific needs and promotes the full participation in daily life activities.
This is a bit of good news for low-income seniors in need of low-cost home modifications who reside in these communities. Also, we are thrilled that OAHMP underscores the important role that OTs and OTAs play in the home modification process, a model that mirrors Lifewise’s approach to providing clinically-driven home modifications.