presented by Marnie Renda
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM
Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, is the founder of Destination Home LLC, which provides OT Home Assessments, product and home modification consultations, as well as, care coordination services for elders and persons with disabilities living at home. Marnie graduated from Lafayette College and Springfield College with a B.A. in Psychobiology and a Masters Degree in…Read full bio
1. Overview of Funding Sources for Home Modifications and Assistive Technology
The first chapter explains the definitions of home modifications and assistive technology, and provides context about the questions therapists must ask to make the best recommendations within the context of funding.
2. Federal Funding Sources
This chapter details federal funding sources, including the VA, Medicare, and federal workman’s compensation. Marnie Renda explains the specific circumstances in which these resources can be utilized, and how to access them.
3. State Funding Sources
State funding sources are another important funding category therapists should be aware of when making recommendations. In this chapter, Marnie Renda provides details on state vocational rehabilitation programs, state assistive technology programs, and state Medicaid programs.
4. Disease/Injury, Non-Profit and Local Funding Sources
Apart from government programs, there are numerous organizations focused on advocacy and assistance for individual diseases and injuries. This chapter provides strategies for researching and utilizing organizations that are relevant to individual patients, as well as other relevant community services and service organizations.
5. Question and Answer
In the final chapter of this course, Marnie Renda facilitates a discussion with a practicing therapist to discuss real-world funding scenarios.