Home Modifications - The Kitchen and Living Room

Home Modifications - The Kitchen and Living Room 

This course is designed to describe the home safety hazards and challenges facing older adults and to offer solutions in the form of adaptive equipment and home modifications for the kitchen and living room. It will describe the common cognitive, physical, and visual impairments older adults face as they age and how these issues lead to injuries and loss of independence in the kitchen and living room. The course will highlight the factors to consider when evaluating whether to change the home setup or layout, add or remove equipment, and otherwise adapt the home to fit the needs of the older adult. This course will also summarize available options for home modifications. Finally, it will present multiple brief case scenarios and offer solutions for adapting the client’s home to fit their needs.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

American Occupational Therapy Association


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: Category 1 & 2.

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-RT-0-HMKLR
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
• Describe the impact of falls in the home on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and the economy
• Identify 4 age-related changes in the human body and describe the implications of each one on safety in the home
• List 3 important considerations to take into account when deciding on home modifications
• Compare and contrast 4 modifications to the kitchen to support self-care tasks
• Compare and contrast 4 modifications to the living room to support self-care tasks
• Describe 3 low-tech and 3 high-tech products for increasing home safety in the kitchen and living room
• Select the most appropriate home modifications for the living room or kitchen for a client after reading a brief background scenario

Learning Objectives Older Adults and Age-Related Changes Assessment and Measurement of Age-Related Changes Knowledge Check Impact of Age-Related Changes on Independence and Performance in Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) Statistics on Falls Risk Among Older Adults The Cost of Older Adult Falls Common Injuries Older Adults Sustain in the Kitchen and Living Room How Can Home Modifications Help? Knowledge Check Universal Design, Defined Principles of Universal Design Knowledge Check Home Modifications – Financial and Environmental Factors Home Modifications – Personal Factors Home Assessments and Screening Tools for Older Adults Knowledge Check Rearrange the Existing Environment (Cost: Low) Low-Tech Adaptive Equipment (Cost: Low) More Extensive Home Modifications (Cost: Medium to High) High-Tech Modifications (Cost: High) Knowledge Check Scenario for Home Modifications - 1 Scenario for Home Modifications - 2 Scenario for Home Modifications - 3 Summary

Instructor: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist working in the Washington, DC area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She graduated from Columbia University with an MS in Occupational Therapy in 2014.

Disclosure: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM 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: Introductory level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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