Often medical professionals are on their own when it comes to determining how to write an effective home evaluation modification report. There is no "industry standard" that explains which items should always be included, nor how to make the process easier on the evaluator and patient. A patient´s report could be heavily influenced by the evaluator’s experience, the evaluation process of the evaluating agency, or the availability of product resources once the evaluation is complete.
This one-day seminar will help you develop a practical, streamlined process for conducting home modification evaluation reports. Critical items that must always be included in the report will be identified, as well as timesaving tips that will help the evaluation process go more smoothly. Solutions for producing a comprehensive report will be examined—even for the most challenging situations. To help complete your reporting process, how to obtain information on helpful products for the home will be covered. Finally, the benefits of using web-based tools will be examined, including the CHER® system, a comprehensive home evaluation template that simplifies the modification process. At the end of the seminar, attendees should leave with a better sense of how to fully assess the needs of their patients and feel confident in their ability to help them transform their homes into fully functional and comfortable living environments.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Identify the critical components of the home modification evaluation report
- Examine methods to streamline the evaluation process and make the report easy to understand while providing a comprehensive picture of the
- Discover how to incorporate into your report even the most challenging/difficult to explain needs and environmental limitations
- List the necessary tools needed to perform a home modification evaluation
- Recognize the importance of including key elements with the home modification evaluation report
- Demonstrate the ability to use a home evaluation template to write an effective report
- Recognize and list the reasons it is necessary to create a comprehensive and detailed report versus a broad, general report
- Define the three categories of home modification reports and the important role of each team member involved in these projects
- Discuss and identify unique space relationships and helpful products relevant to the home environment
- Integrate concepts and principles of universal and accessible home design within home modification evaluation reports
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
SCOTT ANDERLE, PT, CAPS, is the President and owner of Specialized Home Design, Inc. He is a physical therapist and a Certified Aging In-Place Specialist (CAPS). Scott has been a physical therapist since 1987 and owned five rehabilitation clinics throughout West Michigan. He sold his rehabilitation company after 13 years of service to the community and began independent study of home modification for individuals who have had a catastrophic injury or disease as well as the aging baby boomers.
Scott has extensively studied universal design, accessibility and barrier-free concepts. He has been an integral part of numerous home modification projects and evaluations, working with insurance companies, contractors and individuals to coordinate home modification projects. Scott is involved in the development of "Independence Condominiums," featuring custom-built, single family homes that are universal and accessible in design. He also developed the CHER® (the Comprehensive Home Evaluation Report), an on-line home evaluation report template to help those who generate home evaluation reports for their clients.
Scott is recognized for his expertise as a universal and accessible home design specialist and is distinguished as a national speaker and educator in his field. He brings compassion and commitment to his lectures based on his extensive experience as a physical therapist and a home modification specialist. Scott is also an instructor for the CAPS certification course through the National Association of Home Builders and is identified as a preferred speaker for the National Kitchen and Bath Association.
"Scott´s background with physical therapy and his study in the construction arena have given him the perspective needed to address universal design and these special issues. He has backed that up with thorough research in the building industry and combined the two for a very comprehensive approach to a
topic that can sometimes be overlooked." - Denise Course, Kitchen Designer, Standale Interiors, Grand Rapids, Michigan
"I met Scott at the AIBD Conference in Grand Rapids last year. That conference on Universal Design and talking to you…has made a change in my business practice and how I approach residential design. Since then, I became a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and I´m incorporating those design principles into my design. So
I'd like to say thank you for your valuable advice." - Walter L. Williams, AIBD, CPBD, CAPS, Owner, People, Places & Things, LLC, Detroit, Michigan
"I attended a course presented by Scott Anderle of Specialized Home Design in the fall of 2007, after several meetings and phone conversations with him. I was impressed by his breadth of knowledge of the subject of barrier-free home accessibility, as well as an animated and engaging speaker. He also has an impressive number of resources in the area of barrier-free design and home modifications. I have invited Scott to present at a course sponsored by my organization, so I clearly recommend him!" - Debbie G. Pettitt, OTR, Supervisor, Inpatient Occupational Therapy
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
- Physical Therapists
- Physical Therapist Assistants
- Occupational Therapists
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
- Case Managers
- Rehabilitation Engineers
- Rehab Nurses
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SEMINAR CLASS TIME:
Seminar Check-in: 7:30 AM Seminar Class 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM