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Digital Seminar

Home Modifications for Rehab Clinicians: Solutions for geriatric adults with chronic conditions, disabilities, and age-related functional decline


Speaker:
Dawn Heiderscheidt
Duration:
6 Hours 18 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 10, 2022
Product Code:
POS065208
Media Type:
Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Description

Aging in place is here to stay. Healthcare is rapidly shifting to a home & value-based model, so patients are being sent home with significantly higher levels of impairment and illness than ever before.

Therapists must be prepared to make home modification recommendations to prevent rehospitalizations and adverse events—beyond just the “bandaid” of a grab bar. But large-scale renovations can seem daunting and intimidating…

That’s why I put together this course—to be your GO-TO guide for understanding your role as a rehab clinician in home safety assessments and modifications. Learn how you can:

  • Integrate a comprehensive home safety assessment in a timely manner
  • Implement a simple step-by-step framework to oversee home modification projects from start to finish!
  • Fall proof a home in 4 easy steps
  • Specialized recommendations for TBI, SCI, peripheral neuropathy and more!
  • Get paid! Understand implications for Medicare, waiver programs and cash-based pay!

This is your opportunity to get ahead of the curve! This rapidly growing market desperately needs more trained clinicians. You have a unique skill set that allows you to anticipate future needs and finally make long lasting independence a possibility! Expand your opportunities to work outside the traditional medical model with this sought-after skill set that will boost your referrals and add a cash-based revenue stream to your practice.

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.



* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact info@pesi.com or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

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.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.
 


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 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

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Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

This course contains 6.25 hours of Distance Learning - Independent continuing education. It was not offered for AOTA CEUs. Please retain your certificate of completion. For state licensure or other credential renewal, contact those agencies for information about your reporting responsibilities and requirements.


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 6.25 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.25 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 6.0 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.25 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 7.5 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 6.0 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 6.25 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 6.25 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 6.25 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 6.25 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 6.25 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 6.25 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.



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Speaker

Dawn Heiderscheidt Related seminars and products


Dawn Heiderscheidt, MOT, OTR/L, ECHM, CDCS, is the owner and CEO of Aurora Independence — a company focused on home safety consulting and home modifications. While working in acute/subacute home-based rehabilitation settings, she consistently saw patients returning to her caseload due to falls and home safety concerns. This is what sparked her desire to serve people and help keep them safe at home. She holds her Executive Certification in Home Modifications, she is a Certified Aging in Place specialist and acts as Program Admin for Community Aging in Place—Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE). Beyond this she partners with local non-profits, Habitat for Humanity and local universities to help guide the next generation of Occupational Therapists in Home Modifications.

Before becoming an OT, she spent years as an educator in Philadelphia, PA. She continues to have a strong desire to educate and empower others through therapy sessions, speaking engagements, and instructing courses. She also partners with several start-ups, offering concierge services to Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Dawn has been a guest lecturer at Temple University and provides fall prevention workshops in her community.

Dawn is passionate about helping people live in their homes successfully and participate in the activities they love. She continues to seek new knowledge and build connections for home safety, home modifications, and aging in place.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dawn Heiderscheidt is the founder and CEO of Aurora Independence. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dawn Heiderscheidt is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association, the National Board of Occupational Therapy, and the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Determine the role of the clinician within a multidisciplinary team working on environmental modifications.
  2. Evaluate different assessments/protocols on the market and their reliability/validity.
  3. Employ a five step process to a beginning home safety evaluation.
  4. Determine 3 or more risks associated with increased falls that may impact the home modification process.
  5. Inspect ADA and its roles/considerations in regards to home/ environmental modifications.
  6. Propose 3 or more interventions that accommodate various budgets.
  7. Investigate characteristics of three aging in place markets.

Outline

Foundations for Home Modifications and the Role of Rehab Clinicals
  • State of the market
  • Needs assessment
  • Role of therapists: PT/OT/SLP
  • Getting paid: How to bill for home safety assessment
    • Considerations for Medicare
    • Waiver programs
    • Cash based
Home Safety Evaluation: A Guide to Decision Making
  • PRAMPI Method 
  • Pre-assessment
  • Risk 
    • Internal: age, motivation, buy-in
    • External: thresholds, rise/run, lighting
  • Ability – modifiable conditions and factors
    • Medications
    • Environment: rental vs owning
    • Behaviors and performance patterns
  • Money
    • Assessing for every budget: low  high
    • Funding sources
  • Plan it out
    • Design collaboration
    • Beauty-marries-function
  • Implementation
    • Contractor and rehab role
Interventions: Specials Considerations for ADA vs. Home 
  • Bathroom & kitchen: counter height, clearance, appliances, kick plate, turning radius, thresholds, electric
  • Thresholds egress, entrance
  • Ramps: strength, rise vs run, caregiver strength, weight/width, mobility devices
  • Age tech options: Alexa, Dot, Ring, Monitoring Systems
Preparation & Design for Special Populations 
  • Aging market – urgent and non-urgent/progressive 
  • SCI 
  • TBI 
  • Neuropathy 
  • Dementia 
  • Fall risk  
Before and After: Examples of Home Modifications
  • Universal design
  • Leveraging the community
  • Assisting the self-sufficient client
Taking Home Mods to the Next Level
  • Home Safety Certifications: HAST, CLIPPS, CAPS, ECHM, CHAMP, HMOTA
  • Home accessibility assessments
  • CCAP, I-HOPE, CASPR, HSST, COURGAR, Heap, Westmead, SAFER-home-3
  • Trending Topics
  • Fall monitoring systems
  • Auxiliary housing units
  • Grab bar technology
  • Rising toilet seats
  • AGE tech

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants 

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