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Proactive Rehabilitation & Wellness
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Proactive Rehabilitation & Wellness offers comprehensive Home Accessibility & Safety Assessments and consulting services to make sure you or your loved one can live a healthy, safe, and independent life in their home.
Often, with a high quality report, individually tailored recommendations, and a little creative thinking, most people can continue to live happy and healthy lives without having to leave their homes.
Our Process at a Glance
1) Functional Screening & Assessment
2) Home Walk-through & Measurement
3) Report & Recommendations
4) Debrief and Follow-up
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Are you or a loved one having difficulty getting around your home?
Have your or a loved one recently experienced a fall or injury in your home?
Have you or a loved one experienced a work-related injury or motor vehicle accident and are now having difficulty in your home?
Have you or a loved one recently experienced a recent amputation?
Do you or a loved one have some diagnosed disability or functional limitation such as a cerebral palsy, seizure disorder, or other developmental disability?
Have you or a loved one recently been diagnosed with a degenerative disorder such as Parkinson’s, ALS, or Alzheimer’s Disease?
Are you or a loved one trying to decide if home modifications, durable medical equipment, or assistive devices may improve your overall safety and independence?
If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, then a Home Accessibility & Safety Assessment may help you plan for the future while making sure that safety, accessibility, and independence are maintained.
Now, this all starts with an initial meeting to see if this is even a good option for you. Follow the link below to schedule a home accessibility & safety consultation.
Hurry! We only book a limited amount of these home safety and accessibility consultations each month.
An In-depth View of Our Process
How It Works
Alright, so without boring you to death, here’s the detailed process for our Home Accessibility & Safety Assessment & Consulting Services:
1. Functional Screening & Assessment
First thing’s first. We have to understand your individual needs and functional status before making any recommendations. To do that, we complete a comprehensive functional screening and assessment that includes areas such as: strength, pain, movement (range of motion), and functional mobility —that’s fancy talk for “how do you walk and get around. We also assess any equipment that you may already be using for safety and accessibility, like wheelchairs, shower equipment, and the like.
Next, we complete a thorough walk-through of your home with you. During the walk-through, we take measurements of doorways, hallways, bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchen, etc. We take pictures of the home for documentation, and to provide clarity when writing the final report. We do this walk-through with you and anyone else you’d like to be involved, so we can get a full and complete picture of the home, how you use it, and any problem areas that you’d like addressed.
3. Report & Debrief
After the walkthrough, we develop a comprehensive & individualized report that includes you or your loved one’s individual functional status and needs for safety & accessibility. We also include the objective measurements and pictures we got during the walk-through. This report also includes recommended modifications & equipment. These recommendations are tailored to you or your loved one.
After the report is finished, we schedule a debrief meeting with you, your family, or anyone else who you think needs to be included in the discussion. At this meeting, we will discuss the report and the recommendations that it contains. We’ll take time to answer any questions and to outline possible options for moving forward.
4. Follow-up & Consulting
We don’t just leave you hanging after the debrief meeting. We are available to provide consultation & guidance to you or any contractors or entities that may be completing home modifications or purchasing durable medical equipment. We can even be available to provide any final follow-up and training that may be helpful after modifications are complete and/or equipment has been purchased.
About Our Process
Rafael E. Salazar II, MHS, OTR/L (Rafi) first began doing home assessments while working as a consultant on a multi-million dollar project for Georgia’s Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD). When he was working as a consultant for the department, one of his projects included finding a way to make sure that individuals who were leaving State Hospitals would be as safe and independent as possible in their homes once they discharged. This project involved not only making sure that the individual’s accessibility and safety needs were well understood, but also that any modifications or equipment recommended was necessary and used properly. As part of this project, Rafi developed a Home Accessibility & Safety Assessment Process, which became a foundational piece of the transition process for individuals leaving State Hospitals.
After that project ended, Rafi then began offering this process to private individuals, workman’s comp organizations, and other healthcare plans as a way to use this proven process and method to help anyone who may have accessibility or safety needs in the home.
Rafi has developed proprietary templates and resources for completing these home assessments and for guiding contractors and individuals through implementation of the recommendations.