OTD Capstone Projects


This doctoral capstone project was completed through partnership with FiftyForward and The Home Connection. Both of the organizations serve as a resource for the aging in place population throughout Middle Tennessee. The focus of this project was to provide the OT perspective on the home modification project. Throughout this project, over 15 home evaluations were completed, 1 ramp was built, and 5 homes were modified for increased functionality. Additionally, the creation of systematic guide on how to prepare to age in place, and a 20 page comprehensive resource list was developed with active links to technology, adaptive equipment, DME, and more.

Publication Date

Spring 4-28-2023

Faculty Mentor

Carlene Johnson


Occupational Therapy, School of


Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of

Document Type

Scholarly Project


Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

Degree Level


Degree Grantor

Belmont University


Aging in Place, Home Modifications, Adaptive Equipment, Environmental Modifications, Durable Medical Equipment, Assistive Technology