This course will be a comprehensive introduction to accessibility consulting designed to enable you to specialize in assessing for home safety and modifications. Gain knowledge of the professional assessments, instruments, tools, and resources available to Become an Accessibility Consultant Specializing in Home Modifications. Learn to access, compare, and use them in your practice to develop a system for performing effective home accessibility assessments.
Perform assessments and provide resources for your clients of any age, with issues related to aging or living with a disability, to maximize their functional independence, reduce falls, and promote a safe, comfortable and accessible environment within their home.
Create value in your services as an accessibility specialist by providing your clients with information, tools, and techniques to support their goals of living with minimal reliance on others and maximum participation in meaningful activities.
Gain specialized knowledge and skills to enable you to create a safe and comfortable environment for your clients, promoting improved function and accessibility within safe and accessible living environments. Accessibility consultation and home modifications is an emerging niche (growing specialty, emerging practice) for therapists. The course is appropriate for the health care professional who is interested in seeking additional information to build on their knowledge base to become an accessibility consultant specializing in home modifications
This course will provide you with the common language and specialized knowledge and skills needed regarding home modifications and livable design as well as resources to advise and work as a team with clients, their caregivers and families as well as other professionals.
This course will provide you with the resources to select and utilize assessments for your clients which can most effectively promote their safety, independence and quality of life.
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Contact Hours: 6 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
Financial – Gail Stocks is founder and principal of EZ Way To Stay and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on a comprehensive introduction to accessibility consulting designed to enable you to specialize in assessing for home safety and modifications.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- List what types of clients could benefit from home assessments and modifications
- List the possible team members comprising the team involved in the home assessment/modification process
- Identify 6 aspects of the environment to consider in assessments
- List 6 tips from the NIA on making your clients' homes safer and more accessible
- Identify an OT's unique role in-home assessments
- Identify useful tools to bring when you do an assessment
- Recognize the 7 principles of universal design
- Identify basic ways to refer to and write about people with disabilities in reports
- List potential areas to assess for barriers in a home
- Identify reasons a client might appear reluctant to have a home modification assessment