Scope Home Access has developed a Home Modification Assessment Tool, which is mainly for specialised home adaptations, but there are some useful mainstream ideas, particularly for ageing in place. For older people who are thinking ahead about how to stay put as they age, the checklist, although long, does give some good things to think about. However, not everyone wants to think ahead to a time when they might need these designs. That’s the problem.
The tool is good for builders who want to know what to think about in their designs for client renovations. There is also a health and ability checklist at the end. It is the kind of tool best used in conjunction with an occupational therapist.