webinar

Took Place On:

April 27, 2022

12:00pm to 1:00pm

MS Teams Webinar

There’s No Place Like Home:

Livable Spaces for All Ages & Abilities

Course Overview:

Occupational therapists (OTs) are instrumental to enabling function and safety for clients and caregivers alike. The design of one’s home environment is a key factor to avoiding or reducing hospital admissions, delaying relocation in order to accommodate physical or cognitive impairments, and to keeping people engaged in meaningful roles and relationships.

This session is designed to build competency among community- based OTs around knowing what to assess and how, as well as how-to overcome physical access barriers by matching product solutions to the needs of clients, families and caregivers. It will also touch on the scope and role of OTs relative to others involved in the home health and home modification industries (e.g., non-rehab agencies, supplier-dealers, designers, contractors, funders).

This is a preview... To see the full version or schedule and online appointment, please contact Margot McWhirter.

PRESENTER:

Margot McWhirter, MA, OT Reg. (Ont.) Accessibility & Aging-in-Place Consultant

Margot McWhirter is a registered Occupational Therapist and Founder of Inclusive Aging. She is passionate about age-inclusive spaces, products and services that support people to stay at home longer, more safely and with greater ease. In addition to a Master’s Degree in Gerontology, Margot holds an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications (ECHM), and certificates in Universal Design and Patient Navigation. She is Co-Chair of the CAOT’s Home Modifications & Inclusive Design Practice Network, and member of an interprofessional Design & Dementia Community of Practice.

By the end of the session the attendee will be able to:

Know the differences between home safety vs. home accessibility.

Learn areas of assessment: What to look at? What to look for?

Have solutions and strategies for removing physical access barriers

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