Occupational Therapy: Supporting Aging in Place: An Occupational Therapist’s Toolkit

49.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This course is designed to assist occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in evaluating, planning, and preparing their older adult clients to age in place. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has identified aging in place and home modifications as an emerging niche in occupational therapy. This toolkit will highlight the role occupational therapy plays in aging in place. Also, each participant will gain the understanding and application of home modification concepts as well as identify resources and funding for home modification projects. Because our aging clients have a desire to remain in their homes, this course will provide the necessary tools to enhance the quality of life for older adults to allow them to participate in meaningful activities and enable them to remain in their homes as they age and make the necessary modifications to do so. This course is an intermediate- to advanced-level course for clinicians working in the area of home modification and environmental safety. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe how psychosocial factors and medical conditions associated with the aging process influence aging in place. 
2. Differentiate between the roles of various home design professionals. 
3. Select appropriate home assessments and modifications for potential client needs. 
4. Utilize effective communication techniques when discussing home modifications with potential clients. 
5. Identify further educational opportunities and resources in aging in place. 

About the Authors: 
About the 2nd Edition AuthorCarol Myers, OTR, received a bachelor of psychology (BA) degree from the University of California-Berkeley, a bachelor of science (BS) degree in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and a master of arts (MA) degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix in Westminster, Colorado. Ms. Myers has been an occupational therapist for 38 years, working in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, and outpatient facilities, as well as in schools. Ms. Myers has published numerous articles for ADVANCE since 2003 and developed three webinars on mental health and substance use disorders for therapists and quality indicators in SNFs related to function. Ms. Myers taught in the first occupational therapy program in Vietnam, and consulted in two special needs classes in India and an autism center in Nepal in 2019. 

About the 1st Edition AuthorMonique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, CLIPP, has worked in home health for more than 6 years, during which time she developed a passion for home design for seniors. Dr. Chabot currently works as an assistant professor of occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University-East Falls Campus (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), where she often works on interprofessional design projects with architecture and interior design. Dr. Chabot received her master of science degree in occupational therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and her doctorate of occupational therapy from Boston University. She was chosen to be part of the American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders program, during which time she worked with the American Occupational Therapy Association on increasing the knowledge base of occupational therapists on home modifications. Dr. Chabot has published on the topic and created an online webinar on kitchen modifications, in addition to moderating a monthly discussion topic on home modifications on an online forum. She maintains a blog based on her doctoral work, which supports collaboration between occupational therapists and design professionals, titled Collaborative Home Design for Seniors (https://homedesignforseniors.com/). 

About the Peer ReviewerKendra Garcia, COTA/L, ECHM, is an occupational therapy provider specializing in the management of autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration, pervasive developmental delays, orthopedic, and other disabilities in children and adults. She is known as “The Occupational Therapy Strategist” and is the author of Amazon’s #1 bestselling book, Life Beyond the Diagnosis. In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Garcia is a public speaker, coach, peer reviewer, CEU provider, and home modification and fall prevention educator. As a freelance writer, she has published numerous articles in Huffington Post and Autism Parenting Magazine. Kendra is an autism mom and combines her personal as well as her professional experiences in educating therapists, teachers, and parents on creating practical interventions that are effective in all settings.
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Supporting Aging in Place: An Occupational Therapist’s Toolkit

49.95
About the Course: 
This course is designed to assist occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants in evaluating, planning, and preparing their older adult clients to age in place. The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has identified aging in place and home modifications as an emerging niche in occupational therapy. This toolkit will highlight the role occupational therapy plays in aging in place. Also, each participant will gain the understanding and application of home modification concepts as well as identify resources and funding for home modification projects. Because our aging clients have a desire to remain in their homes, this course will provide the necessary tools to enhance the quality of life for older adults to allow them to participate in meaningful activities and enable them to remain in their homes as they age and make the necessary modifications to do so. This course is an intermediate- to advanced-level course for clinicians working in the area of home modification and environmental safety. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe how psychosocial factors and medical conditions associated with the aging process influence aging in place. 
2. Differentiate between the roles of various home design professionals. 
3. Select appropriate home assessments and modifications for potential client needs. 
4. Utilize effective communication techniques when discussing home modifications with potential clients. 
5. Identify further educational opportunities and resources in aging in place. 

About the Authors: 
About the 2nd Edition AuthorCarol Myers, OTR, received a bachelor of psychology (BA) degree from the University of California-Berkeley, a bachelor of science (BS) degree in occupational therapy from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and a master of arts (MA) degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix in Westminster, Colorado. Ms. Myers has been an occupational therapist for 38 years, working in skilled nursing, acute care, home health, and outpatient facilities, as well as in schools. Ms. Myers has published numerous articles for ADVANCE since 2003 and developed three webinars on mental health and substance use disorders for therapists and quality indicators in SNFs related to function. Ms. Myers taught in the first occupational therapy program in Vietnam, and consulted in two special needs classes in India and an autism center in Nepal in 2019. 

About the 1st Edition AuthorMonique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L, CAPS, CLIPP, has worked in home health for more than 6 years, during which time she developed a passion for home design for seniors. Dr. Chabot currently works as an assistant professor of occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University-East Falls Campus (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), where she often works on interprofessional design projects with architecture and interior design. Dr. Chabot received her master of science degree in occupational therapy from Thomas Jefferson University and her doctorate of occupational therapy from Boston University. She was chosen to be part of the American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders program, during which time she worked with the American Occupational Therapy Association on increasing the knowledge base of occupational therapists on home modifications. Dr. Chabot has published on the topic and created an online webinar on kitchen modifications, in addition to moderating a monthly discussion topic on home modifications on an online forum. She maintains a blog based on her doctoral work, which supports collaboration between occupational therapists and design professionals, titled Collaborative Home Design for Seniors (https://homedesignforseniors.com/). 

About the Peer ReviewerKendra Garcia, COTA/L, ECHM, is an occupational therapy provider specializing in the management of autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration, pervasive developmental delays, orthopedic, and other disabilities in children and adults. She is known as “The Occupational Therapy Strategist” and is the author of Amazon’s #1 bestselling book, Life Beyond the Diagnosis. In addition to her clinical work, Ms. Garcia is a public speaker, coach, peer reviewer, CEU provider, and home modification and fall prevention educator. As a freelance writer, she has published numerous articles in Huffington Post and Autism Parenting Magazine. Kendra is an autism mom and combines her personal as well as her professional experiences in educating therapists, teachers, and parents on creating practical interventions that are effective in all settings.