Adapting a home that doesn’t belong to an injured worker

Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Modifying a home for a seriously injured worker is complicated. There are contractors, permits, medical equipment, and diverse construction methods and materials to consider.  Collaborating with medical equipment specialists is a must. And you need buy-in from the injured person and their caretakers.  There are a lot of moving pieces and places where things can go wrong.

Add the extra layer of dealing with the person or organization that OWNs the home and complications mount.

Nearly 40% of US adults rent and no telling how many others live in places they don’t own. Think about young adults still living with their parents. Or a seriously injured single adult who needs to move back in with Mom and Dad.

ATF Medical’s CEO/President and Co-founder Sid Glover goes through the complexities of modifying an “other-owned” home in his recent WorkCompWire article. And he provides suggestions for overcoming these barriers to a safe, accessible environment for the injured worker.

Great information and well-worth the read. Check it out here.