Presenter: Megan Rochford, MS,OTR/L, SCEM is the Barrier Free Design Clinical Specialist at RUSK Rehabilitation in New York City
Series Editor: Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS is an assistant professor in the occupational therapy department at Western Michigan University
Earn: .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDUs/1 contact hour)
In this webcast, practitioners are introduced to home environment in order to plan for safer transition to home from the hospital setting. Practitioners are guided through a thorough interview/ questionnaire that can be completed with patients and families to obtain needed information on the home environment in order to assist in identifying potential barriers to a safe discharge home. Practitioners will gain understanding of common accessibility concerns of clients when returning home, including focusing on access into/out of the home, in home navigation, and bathroom and kitchen access/use. Practitioners will learn about available products that can facilitate safer, accessible home environments. A sample case study designed to apply the information learned in this course is also provided.
· Identify common environmental barriers to access into and out of a home, within the
home, and bathroom prohibiting safe discharge to home for individuals with physical
· Discuss how to assess the home environment from the hospital setting.
· Identify products and equipment designed to remove environmental barriers for access
and use of the bathroom and allow for a safe return to home for individuals with physical
Earn an AOTA digital badge for completing all 6 units of the Home Modification Webcast Series
Keywords: Home Modifications, Adaptations, Transitions
Learning Level: Intermediate
Target Audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants
Content Focus: Category 1: Domain of OT