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Home Modifications for People with Dementia-
#IDEAS_100 Home Modifications for People with Dementia

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hour Course

This course, Home Modifications for People with Dementia,an Intermediate level course, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health.

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.

  • Purchase this item if you prefer to take Home Modifications for People with Dementia as a single course.
  • Purchase the Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program if you prefer to purchase all four courses at a discount.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

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.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

  • Gain a better understanding of the role of the physical environment in supporting both the person with dementia and the caregiver
  • Learn how the environment needs to change as the disease progresses
  • Understand how to help the caregivers develop environmental coping strategies
  • Learn practical solutions to real problems

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

NBCOT 2.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

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

Dynamic Learning Online is 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.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 continuing education hours
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
  • Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) for 2 CEU for Guardians
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Association
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Authors and Instructors

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.  

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions 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.

Course content is delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, audio and multimedia presentations. At the conclusion of the course, there is a Final Exam which requires a minimum passing score of 80%.

Price:$90.00
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