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Home for Life & MedBridge Online CEUs

Meet Your Instructor:

Carolyn Sithong


Chief Health Officer at Home for Life Design Inc.

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 awarded “CAPS Designee of the Year” for her role in advocacy and leadership. She has spear headed aging in place initiatives and home modification programming for local, state and national organizations that support healthy environments for the aging community. She has served the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Orlando Senior Resource Alliance, AARP, National Rebuilding Together, Home Depot and the American Occupational Therapy Association, with her expertise in the home modification area. Carolyn is the Founder & Chief Health Officer of Home for Life Design®, where she helps healthcare and aging in place service providers meet the needs of homeowners through technology and evidence-based practices, specifically in the area of home assessment.

Courses can be taken either individually or through purchase of an annual MedBridge subscription.  Home for Life Design has partnered with MedBridge to provide a discounted annual subscription for $200, regularly $425.  Click here to learn more and subscribe or enter the promo code HOMEFORLIFEDESIGN at checkout.

Course 1)

Kitchen Modifications: Assessment, Design, and Remodeling

One of the busiest rooms in the home is the kitchen. Many important occupations occur there frequently throughout the day. Kitchen design trends have become standard in terms of appliances, layout and features to support tasks but what happens when this room challenges the person with physical limitations? This course will highlight important areas of the kitchen and present ways to evaluate the person-environment fit and describe modification solutions that support occupational performance for the user.

Chapters & Learning Objectives:

1. Life in the Kitchen

2. Designing a Kitchen for Life

3. A Recipe for Success:  The OT & the Designer

Course 2)

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional home injury deaths and prevalent among older adults. Many falls are preventable. One significant way to reduce falls is to assess the home for hazards and modify the environment for safety. In this course therapists will learn the latest research on fall prevention and the role they play in reducing falls by performing quality home assessments and suggesting appropriate modifications for the client based on findings. Through case study and product solution presentation the therapist will understand important information that can be applied in the practice setting.

Chapters & Learning Objectives:

1. Falls Overview and the Role of Occupational Therapy

2. The Person and the Home

3. Assessing the Home for Safety

4. Designing a Safe Home for Life

Course 3)

According to the American Institute of Architects, universal design trends are rising in the home remodeling and building industry. Therapists who have a passion for working within environmental modifications can benefit from this finding by offering consulting services to consumers and the building and design industry. This course will detail how one occupational therapist worked from start to finish on a remodeling project for aging in place, enhanced with images and animations so you can see the steps taken for their patient.

Chapters & Learning Objectives:

1. The Consultation and Walk-Through

2. The Assessment and Collaboration

3. Completion Phase

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