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Home Health

A Specialty of Its Own

Seminar Description:

20 Contact Hours

Home Health rehabilitation is both an innovative and affordable component of delivering quality health care to patients in their homes. As a home health provider, therapists have the opportunity to make sustainable differences in the outcomes and lives of patients. Therapists are provided the opportunity to spend one on one time with patients, in their environment and with their families and support systems.  As a new therapist to home health, a seasoned provider, or someone considering this field as a career, this course is designed to provide tools to guide you in evidenced based assessment, intervention & treatment progression. This course will give you treatment ideas based on special populations, assessment findings and appropriate considerations based on patients’ specific health care needs. It will provide tools for screening cognition, literacy, depression, motivation, and quality of life measures. The course will provide education considerations for medication management, motivation, compliance and sustaining gains for the medically complex patient. This course will delve into documentation of homebound status, Oasis C documentation and will review guidelines for documenting functional progress. There will be case studies, labs, and demonstrations of tools to take home and immediately put into practice.

Course Objectives

  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 ef- cient 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 speci c 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 prog- ress for better outcomes.
  8. Explain regulatory and reimbursement issues and how they impact home health.

Your Instructor

Deborra Rodgers, PT, GCS, CEEAA, GTCCS

Deborra Rodgers, PT, GCS, CEEAA received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Kansas in 1975. She completed Vestibular Certification in 2007 from Emory University. She became a Geriatric Certified Specialist in 2008 through the American Physical Therapy Association. She completed her CEEAA certification in 2010. She has served as a rehabilitation director in the areas of long term care, hospital, and home health.
Since 2003, her passion has been geriatric rehabilitation in the home health setting. She has taught balance & vestibular rehabilitation to all new employees in her region and assisted in education and training for the cardiopulmonary and low vision programs. In this role, she did extensive marketing and community educational presentations. Community contributions have included facilitating a local Parkinson’s Support group for eleven years and assisting a community hospital develop and implement a community total joint education class, including teaching the home health component for several years. She served on a task force with a local Area Agency on Aging to develop and implement community screening events for aging adults.
Deborra Rodgers currently lives in central California doing what she loves, providing home health services to her community and helping them "heal at home".

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.


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.

Registration Cost

Early Bird = $50 discount

Regular = $545

Late Fee = add $25