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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a home evaluation?

A home evaluation is the first step towards improving the accessibility and safety of your home. The occupational therapist meets you in your home, asks you about your needs and goals, and performs a comprehensive evaluation with a focus on your specified goals. 

Change In Motion evaluations are typically 2-4 hours long. 

For more information, schedule your free consultation.

Who can benefit from a home  evaluation?

Everyone! 

 

A home evaluation is the first step in improving the accessibility and visitability of any home. Home evaluations help:

  • Homeowners interested in improving the visitability and market value of a home

  • People who want to improve their home safety and plan ahead for aging in place

  • People who have current unmet accessibility needs (e.g. wheelchair users in houses with stairs leading to every entrance, people with low vision living in homes with poor lighting and contrast)

Can I improve my home's accessibility without compromising aesthetics?

There are many design options that enable homeowners to improve the accessibility and visitability of their home without compromising the style and beauty of their property. 

Are home modifications always expensive?

The short answer: No. 

The long answer: Home modifications range widely in price and complexity. In many cases, fall prevention modifications are free (re-arranging furniture) or inexpensive (purchasing high visibility tape and extra lighting). Some modifications are covered by insurance. The most complex and expensive modifications involve home renovations, landscaping, and expensive equipment such as elevators. 

For funding and financing resources, click here. 

Before the home evaluation, Change In Motion asks you about your budget and goals. Your modification recommendations will match your budget and priorities. 

What does a home evaluation cost? Does Change In Motion accept insurance? 

The cost of a home evaluation depends on your needs, goals, household, and insurance.

 

Change In Motion is an in-network provider with Medicare, and an out-of-network provider with commercial insurance plans. Click here for a complete list of accepted commercial insurance plans. Services provided by Change In Motion are considered outpatient occupational therapy services. Out of pocket costs can be paid by Health Savings Account (HSA), debit/credit card, or check.

For more information, contact Change In Motion.

How does the process work?

Step 1: Free Consultation

Contact Change In Motion to schedule a phone call to discuss your goals and how I can help. If you prefer written communication, send an email to ot@changeinmotionnj.com to get started. 

Change In Motion is a therapist-owned company. When you contact Change In Motion, you speak directly to the occupational therapist every time.

Step 2: New Client Packet 

After your free consultation, I will send you a packet with everything that you need to schedule the evaluation.

Step 3: Home Evaluation

I will arrive at your home at the scheduled time for the evaluation. I start by listening to your concerns and goals. I will ask questions to make sure that I understand what you want and need. Then, I will assess your movement patterns, strength, balance, and how you do daily tasks. Next, I will evaluate the home to identify any features that may be modified or adjusted to meet your goals. 

Step 5: Review of Findings and Recommendations 

Before I leave, I will sit down with you and review all of the findings and recommendations. We work together to identify realistic solutions and a plan for how to achieve them.

  

Step 6: Follow Up

We will schedule follow-up calls and visits to ensure that all of your concerns are successfully addressed. 

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