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.
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.
Certificates provided by accrediting body (9 Match)
American Occupational Therapy Association
Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy
Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners
Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy
South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy
Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy
Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy
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