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Home Modifications to support community dwelling older adults with staying independent and preventing falls in both rural and urban settings.
A webinar presentation with a focus on home modifications and renovations for individuals and their caregivers in both rural and urban settings. Whether you live in a private residence, senior’s residence, assisted living site or long term care environment, this topic will address optimizing function and safety in a barrier free environment. From large scope projects to low cost interventions in home design, you will be sure to take away something in terms of fall prevention and aging in place principles. Planning for aging-in-place home design, renovations or upgrades is a conversation that we can start to have now. Other topics discussed in this webinar include: the role of the Occupational Therapist, Funding and Community Supports available, equipment and available resources. Let’s start the conversation for you and your loved one’s needs, now and for the future.

Nov 16, 2021 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Rochelle Walker
Rochelle Walker is a U of A Graduate with a BScOT. Rochelle currently holds a position on the Edmonton Zone Home Living Practice Development Team as a Clinical Lead. Her experience in home care has spanned over the last 14 years and she is excited to bring her knowledge and experience to the Finding Balance webinar series. Rochelle has provided countless assessments and interventions within homes in the Edmonton area. Reviewing home safety, aging in place and discussing potential benefits of home modification/renovations is a comfortable conversation Rochelle has with clients, their families and her frontline colleagues within home care.
Ric Alves
Ric Alves graduated in 1999 from the U of A with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. Ric currently supports staff in the Edmonton Zone Home Living program as a Co-Clinical Lead with Rochelle. Ric has spent time as a sole charge OT for two nursing homes in Red Deer, as a front line practitioner in home living (homecare) and as a therapist lead at the Glenrose Rehab Hospital Cardiac Outpatient program in addition to his current role over the span of 20 years. Ric has a passion when talking about Aging in Place, Fall Prevention and Person Centered Care and looks forward to sharing his knowledge as part of the Finding Balance Webinar series.