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Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls-
#IDEAS_101 Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls


2 Contact Hour Course

This course, Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls, 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 modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

The 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.

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

Availability: OT has 120 days from registration, SLP, PT, AT and Guardians must complete and print certificates by 12/31/2015.


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.


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

  • Identify the three key components of a well-rounded fall prevention program
  • Classify fall risk factors as intrinsic, extrinsic, or behavioral
  • Identify five design goals for individuals who fall and explain their relationships to fall prevention
  • Identify general HM guidelines for individuals who fall



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)



Approved for 2 CEUs (2 contact hours) by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.

Note, this BOC approval expires 12.31.15, therefore you must print your completion certificate by that date.

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
  • California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) for 0.2 CEU
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .2 CEU
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Authors and Instructors

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.

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%.