Contact Hours2 Hours
Identification of Home Modifications
This introductory webinar is the 2nd of a 3 part home modification webinar series and continues to expand the topic of home modifications by discussing who is involved in the home modification process and educating therapists about the assessment strategies involved in home modifications. Identification of what is defined as a “barrier” to the patient living safely in the home environment will be defined through discussion and video representation. Common physical barriers will be identified and the implication they will have on the patient. Therapists will also learn how to conduct a needs assessment to help patients who have difficulty accessing their own living environments due to a variety of barriers. The concept of person-environment fit will be described in the presentation. Identification of home assessment strategies will be provided and discussed, and how some commonly used “every day” assessments may give insight to home assessment problem identifications. This presentation will also address how to incorporate a comprehensive home evaluation and make recommendations for modifications as part of the Rehabilitation evaluation. Case examples will also be provided throughout presentation to demonstrate application of the principles.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
1) List the components of a thorough home evaluation
2) Identify key measurements to utilize and the functional aspects impacting home modifications and make recommendations to patients transitioning to home.
3) Identify barriers that limit patient’s potential to function in the home.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.