Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education
Karen Vance, OTR/L
Home Care and Hospice Consultant
Carol Siebert, OTD, OT/L, FAOTA
Founder and President of The Home Remedy, PLLC
Credit: .15 AOTA CEU, 1.5 Contact Hour, 1.88 NBCOT PDU’s
As of January 2022, Occupational Therapists can complete a home health start of care for clients receiving home health services. This course will provide you with important information needed during the start of care process. Topics covered include the importance of starting care for OTs; changing the perception of occupational therapy in the home care community; changes to legislation; and placing OT on an even keep with professional colleagues---in addition to others.
This is the first course in the “Performing a Home Health Start of Care” series. Individuals completing the series including three ‘Essentials’ courses are eligible to receive the AOTA Performing a Home Health Start of Care micro credential and digital badge. Please see the Performing a Home Health Start of Care digital badge page for more information about requirements for obtaining the micro credentials.
Following completion of this course, the learner will:
1) Explain why the Start of Care (SOC) is such an essential function to home health
2) Describe how the Conditions of Participation and the Conditions for Coverage each affect the perception of OT in home health
3) Discuss the importance of occupational therapists performing start of care procedures, both for the home health agency and for the profession
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