Course Code: REL-RT-0-HMKLR
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 11/30/2020
• 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
Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS
Tameika McLean is an occupational therapist based in the Washington, DC metro area. She has worked in the acute care, acute rehabilitation, subacute rehabilitation/skilled nursing, and outpatient settings. She is also a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and will soon earn the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Low Vision certificate.
Disclosure: Tameika McLean, MS, OTR/L, CAPS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
The target audience for this course is: Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Post-Acute Care.
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