$15.00

i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

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. Laurel Koss, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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.

Heather Beth Johnson, MS, OTR/L has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.10HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# APP#0000001517. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Introductory,Occupational Therapy Service Delivery, Professional Issues.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.00HOURS


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

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-HMTBB
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-01-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2023-12-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Identify four age-related changes and the implications of each one for older adults with the goal of aging in place. ; List three important considerations to take into account when deciding on home modifications.\n\n; Recall the seven principles of universal design and how they relate to home modification recommendations.\n; Recognize four modifications for the bedroom and bathroom to support independence during self-care tasks.\n; Select the most appropriate home modifications for clients after reading a brief background scenario.\n
  • 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
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Entry level Occupational Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    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:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.