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Home Modifications Practitioners Program Complete Series-
#IDEAS_401 Home Modifications Practitioners Program Complete Series

DESCRIPTION

(Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society)
4-Course Curriculum- 9 hrs

Purchase this bundle at a 10% discount!

These are must have courses if you are working with older individuals who are at risk within the home!

Courses discuss home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls, be safer and more independent in their homes.

Each of the four, intermediate level courses are made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. The series includes information about the various conditions; those who are at Risk of Falls, Dementia, Sensory Impairments and Motor Impairments that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

These courses are valuable to individuals who provide any type of home evaluation, design, or construction service for seniors or people with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, home health care workers, case managers/social workers, builders/remodelers, architects and interior designers.

You may purchase this 9 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

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COURSE List

Home Modifications Practitioners Program - Complete Series
9 Hour 4-Part Course Curriculum

This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

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ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Patterns. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation, Intervention & Prevention. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course as a group is AOTA approved for .9 CEU

NBCOT 11.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

These courses have been individually approved* by State Boards or other Associations.

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Board of Athletic Trainers
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 9 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Authors and Instructors

  • Home Modifications for People with Dementia

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

Jon Sanford, M. Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

  • Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls

Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

Anna Quyen Do Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L  is an occupational therapist and research scientist for the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, headquartered at the University of Southern California's Andrus Gerontology Center. She assisted in developing a number of home assessment and follow-up tools which she is training other health care professionals to administer.

  • Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments

Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP is a highly regarded Speech-Language Pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.   As a sought after speaker, Ms. Brush offers interactive and educational presentations that help audiences bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of their clients.  Ms. Brush is the co-author of A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval and Time Well Spent with the Older Adult, as well as the author of several articles.

  • Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments

Jon Sanford, M.Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

Carrie Bruce, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP is a Speech Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She serves as a co-investigator in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations and provides support to other sponsored projects related to accessibility, disability, and design.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods: These courses are delivered in text format with pictures, animation, graphics, and live web links with resources for ongoing education and learning activities. Learner must allow time to explore hyperlinks and conduct learning activities, as required.  To receive credit for the course, the Learner must score at least 80% on the final exam.

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