This essential seminar is for any clinician treating patients who are expected to make the transition to home after rehabilitation who may need to increase their understanding of the home modification process and common modifications.
This program contains specifically designed education to assist patients who have difficulty accessing their own living environments. It will describe the concepts of Aging in Place, Universal Design, legislation and regulatory guidelines involved in the home modifications process. Therapists will learn how to conduct a comprehensive home evaluation and make recommendations for modifications.
The role of communication and cognition in home safety and resources available for modifications and funding will also be explored. In today’s healthcare climate, it is essential for clinicians to identify early the additional barriers that will prevent the ease of transition to the home. Case examples, video and presentations will be conducted to demonstrate application of the principles.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
|Contact Hours: 6||
Video Course Format: Video
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Intermediate|
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- Home Modifications
- Major and minor modifications
- Hightech and low tech solutions
- American With Disabilities act
- Fair Housing Amendments act
- Universal design
- Aging in place
- Assessment consideration
- Common environmental home areas that are barriers
- Assessing the environment and additional assessments
- Sensory disabilities
- Home modifications suggestions for hearing
- Home modifications for low vision
- Door and stair solutions
- Home modifications and pysch considerations
- Home adaptations for people with dementia
- Additional home modification suggestions for the older client
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on home modifications for patients with mobility barriers.
At the conclusion of this course the participant will be able to:
- Identify the concepts of Aging in Place and Universal Design.
- Explain the legislation revolving around home modifications.
- Conduct a thorough home evaluation, identifying key measurements to utilize and the functional aspects impacting home modifications and
- make recommendations to patients transitioning to home.
- Identify various types of resources for patients to investigate for home modifications, including design programs and funding resources.
- Explain and understand the additional barriers related to safe discharge planning and transition home.
Contact Hours: 6
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand