Course Code: REL-RT-0-HMOE
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
• Describe the impact of falls in the home on individuals, families, the healthcare system, and the economy.
• Explain the implication of 4 age-related changes on safety during outdoor and community mobility.
• List 3 important considerations to take into account when deciding on modifications and strategies to increase safety for older adults traveling outdoors.
• Compare and contrast 4 modifications to the outside home environment including their impact on the safety of older adults.
• Compare and contrast 4 assistive devices older adults commonly use for outdoor and community mobility including their impact on the safety of older adults.
• Describe 3 safety strategies older adults can use when traveling outdoors.
Section 1: Home Modifications: Outside Environment A. Older Adults and Age-Related Changes B. Assessment and Measurement of Age-Related Changes C. Knowledge Check D. Impact of Age-Related Changes on Independence and Performance in Mobility Tasks E. Statistics on Falls Risk Among Older Adults F. The Cost of Older Adult Falls G. Common Fall Risks Older Adults Encounter While Navigating the Outside Environment H. How Can Home Modifications Help? I. Knowledge Check J. Home Modifications – Financial and Environmental Factors K. Home Modifications – Personal Factors L. Home Assessments and Screening Tools for Older Adults M. Knowledge Check N. Types of Outdoor Adaptive Devices Available O. Challenges of Mobility Device Use P. Modifications to Reduce Risk of Falls and Injury Directly Outside of the Home Q. Knowledge Check R. Strategies for Increasing Safety in Unfamiliar Environments S. Strategies for Maximizing Safety During Care Transfers T. Strategies for Maximizing Safety While Using Fixed-Route Transportation U. Knowledge Check V. Scenarios for Home Modifications W. Summary X. Resources Y. References
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.
The target audience for this course is: Intermediate level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
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