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Effective Strategies in Home Care Management and Adaptations

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This CEU program consists of 6 streaming videos and a PDF Book.

Home Care Needs and Techniques

Presented by Kent Nelson Tigges, M.S., OTR, FAOTA, FHIH and William M. Marcil, M.S., OTR, FAOTA
This video demonstrates and discusses important issues in home care. Home care concerns including adaptation to the home environment, positioning and bed exercises, transfers, and safety issues.

Adaptive Homemaking and Energy Conservation

Presented by Joanne Nigro, OTR. This video is a complete guide to homemaking adaptations and meal preparation. Meal preparation and planning, energy conservation techniques, and adaptive devices for stress reduction on joints are presented.

Adaptive Dressing Techniques for the Adult Patient

Presented by William M. Marcil, M.S., OTR, FAOTA. This video demonstrates dozens of adaptive dressing aids for both men and women. Training procedures, dressing devices, adaptive ideas for self-dressing are presented and demonstrated.

Home Care Needs in the Bathroom

Presented by Kent Nelson Tigges, M.S., OTR, FAOTA, FHIH.This video discusses bathroom safety and how to adapt the bathroom for safe functional use. Bathroom safety issues, adaptations for the bathroom, choosing proper adaptive equipment are presented and demonstrated.

Personal Home Care Issues: Mastectomy; Circulation; Incontinence

Presented by Virginia Davis, C.O. This video discusses special needs and various products that can assist the patient to manage these issues. Management of incontinence, management of circulation problems, using and selecting breast prosthesis are discussed.

The Use of Adaptive Equipment for Object Manipulation and Devices for Medical Management & Assistive Feeding for the Adult

Presented by Joanne Nigro, OTR. This video demonstrates the use of adaptive equipment and how to choose the correct device to increase manipulation abilities. Door knob openers, car adaptations, scissors, power tool adaptations, light switches, and other adaptations are presented and demonstrated. In addition this video demonstrates various adaptive feeding devices to improve independence in feeding and additional devices and strategies to assist the adult to manage medication needs.

Caring for Someone in Your Home

Presented by Kent Nelson Tigges, M.S., OTR, FAOTA, FHIH, William M. Marcil, M.S., OTR, FAOTA and C. J. Alterio, OTR. Rehabilitation for adults with disabilities is progressively moving toward shorter hospital stays and more home care situations. All too often patients and families are unprepared for the challenge of caring for a loved one at home. The text addresses basic home care needs of the patient, including adaptations to the home, adaptive equipment, and managing the decision making process. These resources provide the caregiver and the home care therapist with valuable problem-solving tips on issues influencing daily bed care , dressing, bathroom safety, and adaptive homemaking.
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