Insurance / Legal

In-home functional assessment

  • Commonly used to address the client’s abilities to complete and manage activities such as personal care, housekeeping, and caregiving
  • May also be used to determine the person’s Attendant Care needs (Form 1) – specifically related to the completion of personal care tasks
  • Also used to address treatment needs, equipment needs, etc.

Attendant Care

  • Used to determine / outline personal care needs under the Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule (SABS) – Ontario Auto Insurance

Home accessibility assessment

  • Assessment conducted in the home to address areas of concern within the home – entrance(s), bathroom(s), bedroom(s), kitchen, common areas, etc.
  • Recommendations are made to improve level of function within the home environment; this can include modification of the current home to increase its accessibility (could be temporary or permanent) or, with the help of an Architect, an accessible home design can be facilitated
  • Can also be requested prior to discharge home from hospital or convalescent care when issues with accessibility are know

Home-based treatment

  • Treatment plans are developed based on direct assessment of clients
  • These can include prescription of assistive devices and education on safe use, cognitive remediation / learning to use compensatory tools, scheduling / pacing / energy conservation / task simplification, etc.

Community-based treatment

  • Treatment based on community-reintegration to address higher level activities of daily living (ADLs) commonly known as instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) including but not limited to shopping, use of transit, banking, management of household duties, etc.

Task assignment

  • Can include a file review, report critique, medical consultation (family doctor, specialist[s]), discharge planning, equipment needs review, etc.
  • Treatment and Assessment Plan (OCF-18) review

Situational assessment

  • Multi-day evaluation of one’s abilities in managing their daily life either at home or in the community

Catastrophic Determination – OT component to Multi-Disciplinary assessment

  • Determine the client’s overall functional levels from a physical, behavioural, and cognitive perspective
  • Usually completed as part of a multi-disciplinary assessment

OT assessment for Life Care Planning / Future Care Cost

  • Integral part of a Life Care Plan / future Care Cost given our extensive knowledge of equipment to maximize and maintain independence