presented by Carolyn Sithong
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS
Carolyn has fifteen years of experience as a clinical, educational and community-based occupational therapist with award winning practices. She is specially certified in the area of environmental modifications (SCEM) by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) by the National Association of Homebuilders. Carolyn has been…Read full bio
1. Falls Overview and the Role of Occupational Therapy
This chapter identifies important research articles, featuring the latest trends in fall prevention. Carolyn Sithong provides the foundation for the rest of the course, which will discuss best practices in fall prevention presented in the evidence.
2. The Person and the Home
This chapter will help to understand the older adult and present the functional limitations that naturally occur with aging. After discussing the aging process, Carolyn Sithong presents examples of how living in current housing environments presents hazards to the older adult, making their home unsafe.
3. Assessing the Home for Safety
The home assessment process is vital to helping identify hazards, measuring effectiveness and guiding intervention. This chapter compares and contrasts home assessments and the outcomes they produce, and discusses models of practice that help facilitate effective home modification practices.
4. Designing a Safe Home for Life
The final chapter in this course provides solutions for the homeowner that help to increase safety and accessibility for the long term. Before and after pictures will showcase effective modification strategies.