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IC05: The Integration of Wheelchair Mobility and Home Accessibility

Recommendations of either manual or power wheeled mobility includes an initial home assessment made by either the supplier or therapist or both. Included in that assessment is the accessibility of the entrance, (stairs, ramp, etc...) door width, and number of stories of the home, type of flooring and bathroom entrance and style. Our presentation goes beyond this basic assessment and will provide you with a more in depth look at what independence means for your client to have a true accessible home according to their mobility challenges. We intend to describe and demonstrate both low tech and high tech adaptations that promote safety, security and comfort within the home as well as maximizing the potential of the clients.

 

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, attendees will be able to;

 

Faculty:

Julie M Gaby, MPA, OTR/L, ATP, CAPS
Orlando Health
Orlando, Florida
United States

Julie graduated with a B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1982 and received her Master's in Public Administration in 2004. She has worked in both the adult and pediatric rehab settings. In addition to being an ATP and part of a wheelchair clinic team, she is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Home Builder's Association. As a CAP specialist, she consults with clients to develop individualized home accessibility plans.

Amanda Zito, OTR/L, ATP
Orlando Health
Orlando, Florida
United States

Amanda Zito is an Occupational Therapist originally from St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated with a Bachelors of Health Science in Occupational Therapy from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2001. She moved to Orlando, Florida in 2007 and has worked as an O.T., Rehab Clinical Specialist and Clinical Educator for the Orlando Health Rehabilitation Institute during her years of service. She received her ATP license in 2012.

References:

    1. Cook, A., & Polgar, J. (2015). Assistive Technology: Principles and Practice (4th ed.). Mosby.
    2. American Association of Retired Persons. (2006). Home Modification: Your Key to Comfort, Safety and Independent Living. AARP.
    3. Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility. (2009). National Home Builders Association publication



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