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

FREE Live Virtual Event August 25, 2022 12:00 - 4:20 p.m. CDT
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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 STEADI Recommendations
    • Understanding the role of the assistant in this practice
  • Deciding on medical necessity
    • Medically necessary services
    • Preventive 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

You hold the key to matching specific client abilities and values with environmental challenges – and creating a long-term solution for sustained independence.

This limited-time offer was specifically designed for OTs, PTs, OTAs, PTAs, and other rehabilitation professionals... and it’s ABSOLUTELY FREE.

A unique opportunity like this may not come again…

And at no cost, you have nothing to lose!

Meet your Speakers
Susan Doyle
Sue Doyle, Ph.D., OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS, has extensive experience both in clinical practice and academia. Her teaching focuses on 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. Her research includes evidence-based practice, therapists' decision making and clinical reasoning, and sensory impairments after stroke. Sue operates a private practice serving adults in their homes and her clinic. 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.

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Meet your Speakers
Kara Welke
Kara Welke, OTD, OTR/L CLT, CAPS, SHSS, PWP, Skills2Care, has worked with pediatric through geriatric patients in various settings. She has also 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. 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. In addition to serving their own client population, her practice also provides consultation services to other businesses and agencies. 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 which led to the creation of the Therapy Business Builder program. Kara has helped hundreds of therapists reach the next level in their career through her programs.

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Home Modifications: Aging in Place & the Critical Role of Rehab Clinicians
FREE Live Virtual Event August 25, 2022 12:00 - 4:20 p.m. CDT
Yours FREE — sign up today!

Can’t attend live? Register anyway for 14-day free access to the training!

*CE credit is available for an additional cost. Register for more information.

NOTE: No additional discounts or coupons may be applied to this course.
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