This course has been approved by the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-635208.
Relias Learning 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 1 & 2. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This course has been approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1.00 contact hours, approval number 20-635208.
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 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.