• This is the complete series of 4 courses in the Home Modifications Practitioners Program.

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Define and discuss three diseases that cause low vision
    • Identify three difficult visual situations in the home environment.
    • Appropriately choose at least three home modifications that will help a client with low vision to be safer and more independent
    • Define age-related hearing impairment
    • Identify three difficult listening situations in the home environment
    • Appropriately choose at least three home modifications that will help a client with hearing loss to be safer and more independent.
    • Become familiar with the contributions of impairments and body function to problems with task performance.
    • Discuss the performance goals for reducing environmental demands on motor abilities.
    • Identify modifications that can be made to ameliorate typical problems that people with upper and lower extremity and trunk impairments have with routine household tasks
    • Gain a better understanding of the role of the physical environment in supporting both the person with dementia and the caregiver
    • Learn how the environment needs to change as the disease progresses
    • Understand how to help the caregivers develop environmental coping strategies
    • Learn practical solutions to real problems
    • Identify the three key components of a well-rounded fall prevention program
    • Classify fall risk factors as intrinsic, extrinsic, or behavioral
    • Identify five design goals for individuals who fall and explain their relationships to fall prevention
    • Identify general HM guidelines for individuals who fall

  • CREDIT HOURS: 2

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Dementia, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Gain a better understanding of the role of the physical environment in supporting both the person with dementia and the caregiver
    • Learn how the environment needs to change as the disease progresses
    • Understand how to help the caregivers develop environmental coping strategies
    • Learn practical solutions to real problems
  • CREDIT HOURS: 2

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

    This course, Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. Each course in the series includes information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    The courses are valuable to individuals who provide any type of home evaluation, design, or construction service for seniors or people with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, home health care workers, case managers/social workers, builders/remodelers, architects and interior designers.

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Identify the three key components of a well-rounded fall prevention program
    • Classify fall risk factors as intrinsic, extrinsic, or behavioral
    • Identify five design goals for individuals who fall and explain their relationships to fall prevention
    • Identify general HM guidelines for individuals who fall
  • CREDIT HOURS: 2.5

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Define and discuss three diseases that cause low vision
    • Identify three difficult visual situations in the home environment.
    • Appropriately choose at least three home modifications that will help a client with low vision to be safer and more independent
    • Define age-related hearing impairment
    • Identify three difficult listening situations in the home environment
    • Appropriately choose at least three home modifications that will help a client with hearing loss to be safer and more independent.

  • CREDIT HOURS: 2.5

    In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.


    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Become familiar with the contributions of impairments and body function to problems with task performance.
    • Discuss the performance goals for reducing environmental demands on motor abilities.
    • Identify modifications that can be made to ameliorate typical problems that people with upper and lower extremity and trunk impairments have with routine household tasks