Do I need an OT assessment if I am not applying for a grant?

If you are purchasing a product such as a stairlift privately, you do not require an OT assessment but it is always advisable to get one.

An Occupational Therapist can identify key areas where you may need assistance that may not be evident. During an assessment, the OT will identify what changes are required to help complete personal tasks to remain independent and safe. This is done by analysing how you interact in your environment and the OT can often spot potential problems that may not be evident yet, but that may be a problem in the future. This is vital as it can not only save money, but it will also make your home safer and ensure you don’t need to experience unnecessary inconvenience.