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CE Article-Home Modifications: An Introduction to Practice Considerations

Marnie Renda, MEd, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)

***The end date for this CE Article has been extended to August 31, 2015.***

Occupational therapy has included home modifications for many years, but because both the scope of the services we provide as well as the practice settings for these services has expanded, it is considered an emerging area of practice. As with all areas of practice, occupational therapy practitioners must remain vigilant of the ethical, legal, and practice considerations shaping this area, and use our official documents to help guide current and future practice. This article defines the ethical, legal, and practice issues related to home modifications, and it explores their impact on occupational therapy practice across settings, including the need to use home modifications in all settings to meet consumer needs.

Learning Objectives
After reading this article, you should be able to:

  1. Identify the ethical and legal considerations for home modification services across practice settings.
  2. Identify the American Occupational Therapy Association official documents used to provide guidance for home modifications practice across settings.
  3. Recognize the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary for competent practice in home modifications in emerging areas of practice.

Learning Level:

Target audience:
Occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

Category 1: Domain of OT: Context and Environment; Category 3: Professional Issues

Reference Information:
Renda, M., (2012). Home Modifications: An Introduction to Practice Considerations. OT Practice, 17(8), CE-1–CE-8

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Additional Details:

SKU: CEA0812
Product Type: Download
Year Published: 2012

  • AOTA Continuing Education
  • Practitioner
  • Continuing Education
  • Assistive Technology & Environmental Modifications
  • Continuing Education
  • Productive Aging
  • Home Modification
  • Ethics