OT/PT/COTA/PTA

FREE VIRTUAL 2 CREDIT CEU
PTs, PTAs, OTs, & COTAs

CREATIVE APPROACHES FOR HOME MODIFICATIONS TO

OPTIMIZE SAFETY AND ACCESSIBILITY

Broda is proud to sponsor this CEU and is graciously covering the associated costs for those who attend. Additionally, they are looking forward to sharing their expertise with a 20-minute overview presentation on Broda’s positioning and mobility solutions.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Home modifications allow patients to remain in the home they love even after a recent medical compromise. The two-hour seminar will educate the participant in a variety of home modifications, specialty products, durable medical equipment, and customized construction projects to promote safe and accessible living environments for their patients. The course will review how a healthcare professional can analyze a patient’s ability and facilitate change in their home to assure an optimal, functional outcome. Many products and home improvement projects will be identified that when implemented, will reduce falls, provide access, promote independence, and prevent caregiver injuries. This course will include an in-depth discussion regarding key components and specifications of home modification interventions including stairlifts, grab bars, stair rails, elevated toilet seats, ceiling lift systems, etc. Evidence-based practice in the form of real-life examples of outcomes generated by the implantation of modifications will be presented in before and after pictorial format. Resources for project funding will be identified. This course is intended to expose healthcare professionals to the knowledge required to make recommendations for home modifications.

COURSE APPROVALS

This course, “Creative Approaches for Home Modifications to Optimize Safety and Accessibility”,
provided by Back Home Safely, LLC, is approved for 2.0 continuing education credits by the
New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners; Course #2110-95.”

This course is valid for 2 continuing education credits. For PT credit in states other than NJ, please check your state’s reciprocity rules for continuing education credits.

SPEAKERS

Karen Frank, Physical Therapist & Gregg Frank, OTR/L, Home Improvement Contractor, Certified Aging in Place Specialist 

Karen and Gregg Frank have dedicated their practice for the past 15 years to creating safe and accessible environments for people with mobility and safety challenges. Their NJ-based company, Back Home Safely, evaluates homes for any accessibility or safety needs. Their staff of skilled carpenters can then complete any of the recommended projects. The Franks strive to make it possible for people to remain living in the homes they love with the goal of reducing falls, and optimizing accessibility, and caregiver injuries. They use a patient-centered approach by focusing on the patient’s unique functional abilities, the patient’s goals, and the environment in which they live.