40 Home Modification Business With Debra Young – Occupational Therapist

40 Home Modification Business With Debra Young – Occupational Therapist

Debra Young is an Occupational Therapist and a certified specialist in environmental modifications, aging in place and assistive technology. Her business, EmpowerAbility, helps homeowners, renters, assisted living communities, builders, remodelers, architects, city planners, interior designers, state agencies and more to create a functional living and working space for those who are disabled.

Here is what we cover:

  • How she got into the home modification business

  • How you can open a therapy practice in home modifications

  • What certifications you need and how to get them

  • How she finds clients

  • Where to find Request For Proposals (RFP) for home modifications

  • The role a mentor played in the building of her business

  • Her webinars that she does for potential clients

  • Her webinars that she does for therapists who want to do home modifications


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Debra’s Webinars

National Area Agency on Aging

AOTA Certification in Environmental Modifications (SCEM)

Certification for Aging in Place Specialty (CAPS)

Certification in Assistive Technology and Rehabilitative Engineering



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