Our mission is to enable maximum independence with safety, comfort and convenience by adapting the
environment to meet the specific needs of the individual. Adaptations can be home modifications for accessible
design or adaptive equipment needed to accomplish daily tasks safely and independently.
What We Do
Interiors for Independence modifies home and work environments for the elderly and disabled, promoting
increased independence and enhanced quality of life. Combining the skills of occupational therapy and the art of
interior design, Interiors for Independence professionally evaluates and addresses the specific needs of the
individual. Every disability presents differently and Interiors for Independence works closely with clients and their
caregivers to ensure that all goals are met. Having the experience of an occupational therapist also helps to
determine what equipment would work best for each individual. Emphasis is on planning the modifications
around the abilities, interests and priorities of the client, while promoting a feeling of control and competency in
daily tasks. Home modification can be proactive and help create an environment that increases safety,
independence and comfort for everyone. Planning for accessibility can allow people to Age in Place. The products
on our site are based on our years of experience and knowledge from lessons learned.
Interior for Independence founder, Marlene Weiner, is a licensed, practicing occupational therapist in the
Philadelphia, PA area. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University. Her professional focus is geriatrics,
physical disability and rehabilitation. Marlene also has 25 years experience as an interior designer, working in
both residential and commercial environments. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy
Association, Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, Interior Design Society and the National Kitchen &
Bath Association. Marlene has appeared on HGTV Universal Design Series, spotlighting a home that was
remodeled for someone with spina bifida, as well as the PBS Architectural Series for Universal Design. She has
also been featured in various newspapers, including the Philadelphia Inquirer and the New York Times. Marlene
has been personally involved in selecting the products offered on this site.
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