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Digital Seminar

Home Modifications: Aging in Place & the Critical Role of Rehab Clinicians


Speakers:
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP, Skills2Care |  Dr. Susan Doyle, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS
Duration:
4 Hours 21 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Aug 25, 2022
Product Code:
POS065157
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

There is a HUGE need for rehab professionals like you to support Aging in Place.

Homes were not built to support mobility impairments and your clients are struggling to find the support they need to stay at home.

Less than 1% of today’s homes are wheelchair accessible. A meager 5% can accommodate someone with a moderate mobility impairment. Many “retirement” homes aren’t even set up to be accessible. Many families turn to contractors for expensive remodels only to learn later down the road that the modifications didn’t fulfill all of the client’s needs.

Whether dealing with an elderly patient or someone who just had surgery and has restricted weightbearing, all clinicians need some baseline info on recommendations for improved independence and safety at home. You hold the key to matching specific client abilities and values with environmental challenges – and creating a long-term solution for sustained independence. This FREE training will guide you through.

Today’s best practices for home assessments: they’re so much more than just a checklist!
How to increase independence and prevent falls.
GETTING PAID! Understand when and how to bill for your services.

As a rehab clinician, you have a unique skillset that provides a valuable platform for performing safety assessments and recommending home modifications. The research is in! This evidence-based framework helps you to prevent falls, improve independence, and keep your clients at home – where they want to be.

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.



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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 04901. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at .425  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 4.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 4.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 4.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 4.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.25 continuing education credit hours for Kentucky Physical Therapists. The rule under 201 KAR 22:045, Section 2, (2)(a) states that category 1 continued competency credits can be earned from providers approved by another physical therapy licensing agency. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.

 


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 5.2 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216-000071. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 4.0 continuing education hours.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 4.25 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 4.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 4.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 4.25 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 4.25 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 4.25 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Handouts/Brochure

Speaker

Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP, Skills2Care's Profile

Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP, Skills2Care Related seminars and products


Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP, Skills2Care has had a wide variety of experiences and has worked with pediatrics through geriatrics in various settings. She even ventured away from traditional occupational therapy for a few years and had the privilege of starting an Early Head Start program from the ground up and was the director of the EHS program. Kara taught in an OTA program as well as served as the academic fieldwork coordinator for approximately 8 years. In order to provide client centered, occupation based, and evidence-based practice, Kara started her own Mobile Hybrid Practice to help older adults age in place in 2018. This business has grown significantly over the years, and she now has over 15 employees and contractors providing a wide array of services. Her business not only has their own client population, they also provide services to other agencies and businesses. Due to the lack of resources for helping therapy professionals start their own business, Kara created the Next Level Occupational Therapy Facebook group. It was through this group that it became apparent that all therapy professionals needed assistance in starting their own business and that is when the Therapy Business Builder program was started. Kara has helped hundreds of therapists get to the next level in their career through her programs.


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Kara Welke is the owner of Home Therapy Solutions, LLC and Next Level Occupational Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. Kara Welke has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Kara Welke has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Dr. Susan Doyle, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS's Profile

Dr. Susan Doyle, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS Related seminars and products

OT Lifestyle Solutions PLLC


Sue Doyle, PhD, OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS has decades of experience across a broad area of occupational therapy practice and includes more than 11 years in academia teaching both adult and pediatric treatment courses, neuroscience, and research. Sue has written several chapters in occupational therapy textbooks, presented at multiple conferences, including as part of AOTA’s Stroke Specialty Conference team, and has multiple international peer reviewed publications including a Cochrane systematic review. Her research areas have included evidence-based practice, therapists’ decision making and clinical reasoning, and sensory impairments after stroke. Sue has worked on developing her private practice serving adults in their homes and her clinic, which she started in 2016. Her practice includes working with stroke survivors, aging in place and home safety, and contracts with the Developmental Disability Administration and Area Agency on Aging.

 

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Susan Doyle is the owner and occupational therapist for OT Lifestyle Solutions PLLC, Next Level Occupational Therapy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Susan Doyle is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association. She serves on the review panel for Occupational Therapy in Health Care.

 


Target Audience

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Other Rehabilitation Professionals

Objectives

  1. Articulate the needs for and benefits of home accessibility and safety assessments.
  2. Summarize the legal guidelines that may impact the delivery of these services and different modes of service delivery.
  3. Determine which clients may be covered under their health insurance for these assessments.
  4. Identify potential certifications for therapists in this practice area.
  5. Determine how you can address accessibility and safety in your current or future practice setting.

Outline

Staying at home matters but can be difficult
  • Review of research about increasing #s of seniors and people with disabilities
  • Desire to live at home
  • Impact of living at home on quality of life etc.
  • Accessible housing in the USA
  • Impact of falls
  • Research related to efficacy of home assessments and home modifications
Delivery of home assessments
  • Guidelines that impact practice
  • AOTA guidance on home mods
    • Ethics
    • State practice acts/licensure laws
    • Insurance vs. Cash Based & Medicare rules & LCDs
    • Input from professional associations
    • CDC STEDI Recommendations
    • Understanding the role of the assistant in this practice
  • Deciding on medical necessity
    • Medically necessary services
    • Preventative aging in place services
    • Consultation with 3rd parties e.g. builders, family members
  • Potential intervention processes
    • DME only
    • DME and client/caregiver training
    • Architectural modifications
  • Service delivery models
    • Home health
    • Outpatient
    • Mobile outpatient
    • Accessibility consultant
Home Modification Certifications
  • Do you need advanced training & what do the certifications offer?
    • Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP)
    • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
    • Executive Certificate of Home Modification (ECHM)
    • Senior Home Safety Specialist (SHSS)
    • Home Accessibility and Safety Therapist (HAST)
Implications for practice
  • Defining your roles and market
  • Starting a Home Modification business

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