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Accessible Home Modifications Across the Age-Span: Strategies to Prepare for Success in the Future as an OTP in Texas
Thursday, March 09, 2023, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CST
Category: Statewide

Host: Trinity North District

Accessible Home Modifications Across the Age-Span: Strategies to Prepare for Success in the Future as an OTP in Texas
Presenters: 
Cameron Carter, MS ECHM and Carly Weiner, MSOT
Date: 
March 9, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm -8:30 pm CST
Location: Live Virtual Webinar
Short Abstract: -Home mods improve both physical and mental health of patients. We will provide education on role of occupational therapy, how to identify qualified service providers, to use innovative technology to enhance service delivery and insight into affordable options for patients.

Learner Objectives:
1) Discuss the roles of OTs in home modifications both as a referral source and practitioner.
2) Identify home modifications to improve independence of patients ranging from preventive care thru end of life.
3) Understand the right of renters as it relates to getting home modifications to age in their housing situation.
4) Understand how home modifications are valued by private insurance companies and state Medicaid.
5) Insights on various home safety assessments OTs can use in their practice.
6) Review financial options in Texas to subsidize the cost of home modifications for patients (hand out provided).
6a) Identify at least 3 payment solutions for use in home mods.
6b) Walk through a sample administrative flow using available currently available software to receive funds.
7) Understand key attributes of home modifications providers to consider for patients/care partners in order to be confident in the selection process.
8) Identify the top local statistics to improve the ability to advocate the value of OT in home mods (handout)

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1.5 CEU

Cost:
FREE to current TOTA members! Not a member? By becoming a member, you would be supporting your state association and enjoying cost savings while earning CEUs! 

Non-Member OT/OTA (1 to 1.5 CEU/2 CEUs) $20/$30
Non-Member Student (1 to 1.5 CEU/2 CEUs) $10/$15