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Home Health

A Specialty of Its Own

This course is a guide to quick, effective, inexpensive and evidence based tests and interventions based on specific impairment categories that can be used in all Physical or Occupational Therapy settings from home health to skilled nursing.  Learn new tests that can more accurately measure specific deficits, improve patient motivation and track progress.

Measurable assessment tests & tools 

Deb will review specific evidence based, measurable assessment tests & measures to improve your skills, documentation and functional outcome measurements. The Functional Test Score handout is a 4 page summary broken down into impairment categories:

  • Aerobic Capacity/Endurance Activity Tolerance
  • Balance and Balance Confidence
  • Gait and Locomotion
  • Mobility ADL IADL
  • Strength & Power
  • Arousal, Attention, and Cognition.

There is also an oculomotor section with tests for central and peripheral deficits and monofilament testing instructions for loss of protective sensation for feet. Each category has specific tests and measures, provides a quick reference for age and gender norms, and evidenced based normative data that you will be able to immediately put into practice. Deb also shares specific tests that can be used to identify fall risk, hospital risk and mortality risk.

Intervention exercises: From frail to functional

This section discusses treatment strategies based on the impairments identified and discusses treatment progression to meet functional patient centered goals.

Six categories of exercise: 

  • Aerobic Capacity and Endurance Training
  • Balance, Coordination and Agility Training
  • Body Mechanics and Postural Stabilization
  • Flexibility Training
  • Gait and Locomotion
  • Muscle performance

What Participants Are Saying . . .

  1. Analyze recommended evidence based test and measurements based on home health impairment categories and integrate into home health practice.
  2. Perform appropriate tests and measurements to incorporate efficient and accurate Oasis assessment to adhere to guidelines and definitions.
  3. Execute recommended interventions based on the patient’s impair- ment categories, tests and measurements and centered around the patient specific goals and incorporate into home health practice.
  4. Create and design innovative treatment plans based on patient goals, impairment categories and consideration for special population integrating with current skills.
  5. Identify and understand importance of medication management, side effects, and impact on treatment and effectiveness of plan.
  6. Analyze barriers to compliance and formulate how to motivate and impact patient compliance to sustain goals and gains.
  7. Incorporate take home tools that you can immediately utilize in your home health practice to justify home bound status and functional progress for better outcomes.
  8. Explain regulatory and reimbursement issues and how they impact home health.

Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.

For Mail/Email/Fax registrations, click here or call us at 877-794-7328.

Note: We cannot take online registrations beginning on the Monday of the week of the seminar. Instead, please call our office at (877) 794-7328 to register so we can ensure there will be a handout at the course for you.

Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25

Check back for more dates coming in 2022!

Your Instructor

Deborra Rodgers, PT, GCS, GTC, CEEAA