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Best Practices in Home Modification For People with Disabilities

Friday, August 4, 2023
10:00 – 11:30 am
NRG Center, Hall E
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
Room 108

Credits: 1.0 CEUs/CCUs/CEs

This complimentary course requires registration at Abilities Expo in addition to registration with 101 Mobility of Houston. Space is limited and seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis. Please note that while there is no charge attend, one of the accrediting partners—University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work—will charge Social Workers $20 to issue a them a certificate.

Participants should be working as, or studying to be, an Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Social Worker or Case Manager.

Target Audience:
Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Social Workers or Case Managers

Course Description:
This 60 minute workshop will address:

  • Fall prevention Strategies for People with Physical Disabilities Involving Balance or Coordination
  • Considerations and Project Costs Related to Modifications and Devices Installed to Reduce Fall Risks in the Home, e.g. lifts, ramps, elevators, roll-in showers, etc.
  • Best Practices for Successful Aging in Place
  • Services and experiences of 101 Mobility of Houston

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Learning Objectives:
After participating in this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the rationale for proactive reduction of risk for falls in the home.
  • Identify hazardous areas of the home and possible, current solutions to mitigate them.
  • Identify sources of funding for environmental modifications and/or assistive devices to improve the accessibility of a client's home.

Intermediate Instructional Methods: 

  • Lecture
  • Q&A

Accreditation Information

  • TOTA: Approved Course for 1.00 CE from June 30, 2023 to June 30, 2024 — Course #481-02 
  • TPTA: Approved Course for 1.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs, from July 14, 2023 to July 14, 2024 
  • GCSW:UH: Approved Course for 1.00 CEU from August 1, 2023 thru December 31, 2023 
  • CCMC:PACE: Approved for 1.00 CE contact hour from July 14, 2023 to July 14, 2024 

Instructor: Russell Klein, Director of Community Engagement of 101 Mobility of Houston

  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), via National Association of Home Builders
  • 5 years with 101 Mobility of Greater Houston
  • Communications professional, experienced public speaker and partnerships builder with decades of cross-cultural, community engagement expertise

Russell Klein is 101 Mobility of Houston Metro's Director of Community Engagement.  As a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), he lectures regularly across Greater Houston, addressing healthcare professionals and homeowners environmental modifications. He is a versatile communications professional with experience in event management, graphic design and performing arts.

Russell arrived in Houston in late 2017 to help with post-Hurricane Harvey recovery as a community organizer with 15 years of previous municipal policy and community organizing experience. In 2018, Russell joined 101 Mobility as their public liaison and has since become a respected figure within the senior care and disability advocacy communities. 101 Mobility of Greater Houston is a women-owned, locally operated company specializing in home and office modifications, and dedicated to assisting Houstonians with physical disabilities and seniors who wish to age in place.

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