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Course Description

As the older adult population continues to grow at a rapid rate, occupational and physical therapists face new challenges in helping individuals age in place. Older adults often lack the knowledge, equipment and home set up to allow them to remain at home safely. This presentation will showcase the importance of home assessment and modification, […]
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AdultOTFall RiskHome Modifications

Meet Your Presenter

Dr. Welke has been a practicing occupational therapist since 2000 and is the owner of Home Therapy Solutions and Next Level Occupational Therapy. Home Therapy Solutions was created to help older adults receive the services and care they need in their natural environment and Next Level Occupational Therapy assists occupational therapists with elevating their career and life. Dr. Welke has always had a passion for working with older adults and ensuring that they are able to receive the services and care they need. Out of this passion, Dr. Welke decided to form Next Level Occupational Therapy and create the Therapy Business Builder program in which she helps therapists across the United States start their own mobile therapy practice to provide much needed services to older adults within their homes.

Accreditation

  • Therapy Insights is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID 03592. This webinar is offered at 1 CEU.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of falls and the costs associated with falls.
  2. Identify professional screening options for falls that address Medicare & CDC Guidelines.
  3. Describe Medicare and CDC guideline recommendations for interventions.
  4. Explain the evidence for OT Home Safety Evaluations and the process involved.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction/review of objectives
  • 0:05 - Impact of falls
  • 0:10 - Screening options for falls
  • 0:20 - Medicare and CDC guidelines
  • 0:30 - Evidence supporting OT
  • 0:40 - Case studies
  • 0:50 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course

Instructional Level

Intermediate
Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

Occupational, physical, and speech therapists who work with older adults in the community or in a rehabilitation setting.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until December 14, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is the owner of Home Therapy Solutions, KDK Enterprises and Next Level Occupational Therapy.
  • Presenter is the creator and benefits financially from the Therapy Business Builder Program and HAST Certification Program.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

Instructional Methodology

Lecture

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