Home Modifications: The Bedroom and the Bathroom

Home Modifications: The Bedroom and the Bathroom 

This course is designed to describe the challenges facing older adults who want to age in place and to offer solutions in the form of adaptive equipment and home modifications. Learners will gain an understanding of the common impairments older adults face as they age and factors to consider when modifying the bedroom and bathroom to support each patient’s ability to age in place. The course describes both minor and major modifications and available equipment to maximize safety and function, along with community resources and specialists to assist with home modifications. Brief case scenarios and solutions for adapting the client's home to fit their needs are presented.



$15.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-RTS-0-HMTBB

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-804316.

Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

1.0 HOURS


Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

1.0 HOURS


Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)


Occupational Therapists will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Occupational Therapy Association

1.0 HOURS


Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Category: Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, Professional Issues.


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RTS-0-HMTBB
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
Identify four age-related changes and the implications of each one for older adults with the goal of aging in place.
Recall the seven principles of universal design and how they relate to home modification recommendations.
Recognize four modifications for the bedroom and bathroom to support independence during self-care tasks.
List three important considerations to take into account when deciding on home modifications.
Select the most appropriate home modifications for clients after reading a brief background scenario.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Environments that Support Independence and Safety

Meet Benjamin

What Is Aging in Place?

Physiological Changes With Aging

Universal Design

Review

Summary

Section 3: Home Evaluation

General Considerations

Home Assessments

Review

Summary

Section 4: Home Modification Recommendations

Home Modifications

Types of Modifications

General Recommendations

Impairment-Specific Modifications

The Bathroom

Referrals

Funding for Home Modifications

Patient Resources

Benjamin Revisited

Summary

Section 5: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributors

Resources

References

Instructor: Heather Beth Johnson, MS, OTR/L

Heather Beth Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree from East Carolina University in Rehabilitation Studies as well as a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from East Carolina University. She has over 13 years of experience working as an Occupational Therapist with knowledge and experience in skilled nursing care, pediatrics, home health care, academia, and mental health care. She is most passionate about providing quality continuing education to therapy professionals to ensure best practices are being utilized for all clients. As a content writer for Relias, Beth enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge, her experience in academia, and her passion for writing with her interest in research in the field of rehabilitation.

Disclosure: Heather Beth Johnson, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L
Laurel Koss MS, OTR/L, attended the University of Pittsburgh and completed her Occupational Therapy degree from Duquesne University. With over 21 years in clinical occupational therapy settings, Laurel has experience in skilled nursing facilities, outpatient orthopedic and neurology, long term care, rehab, and acute care. She also has extensive training and experience in upper extremity amputee care, orthotics and prosthetics, and research and development. Laurel has been an adjunct professor for Saint Petersburg College and Nova Southeastern University, Tampa campus and is currently the lead occupational therapy writer for the Rehab team with Relias. Disclosure: Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
Relias will be transparent in disclosing if any commercial support, sponsorship or co-providership is present prior to the learner completing the course.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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