Maximizing Safe Home Mobility Access: Addressing one of the most important issues in stroke discharge and recovery with Justin Oakley of Oakley Home Access
Episode 62: Justin Oakley of Oakley Home Access
Preparing your home for all of life’s changes after a stroke can be overwhelming. In fact, the word discharge can be terrifying for both survivor, caregiver and treating therapists alike to provide access to continued safe mobility solutions. We’ve heard many times from past expert rehabilitation guests on our podcast that they predict ‘the future of stroke recovery will be in the home’. But that home must be safe and accessible first. So, how do we make it the best place to be? For the stroke survivor, this is not a nicety, it is a necessity and adapting for safe home access is one of the largest unseen issues in stroke recovery. In today’s episode we wanted to dive into this topic and offer solutions with a home access expert.
[Did you know? Currently, according to AARP statistics, less than 5% of all US homes have features needed to support a safe and accessible (aging in place) home even though 80% or more older adults surveyed want to stay in their home as long as possible.]
About Our Episode 62 Guest
We welcomed our expert guest Justin Oakley, OTR/L Co-founder and Chief Development Officer at Oakley Home Access. Justin is a registered & licensed Occupational Therapist as well an Executive Certified Home Modification Provider. Oakley Home Access can assist a wide array of community members ranging from stroke survivors needing home access accommodations, children with special needs to the elderly striving to age-in-place. Oakley Home Access will provide free home safety assessments and full service home modifications, ranging from removing area rugs to providing a variety of adaptive equipment to assist mobility throughout the home, including complete remodels.
Justin and his co-founding partner Mike Vieira (experienced contractor + CAPS certified) provide dual expertise (clinical + construction) that is unmatched and provides a unique educational piece that has become their secret sauce to success and foundation for plans for expansion. In this episode we explore how their education, empathy and energy are the key ingredients that keep their team’s core values aligned to help customers realize their goals for continued safe access and independence in their home.
Reach out to our guest at Oakley Home Access: https://www.oakleyhomeaccess.com/
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Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast.
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