Certification

Senior Home Safety Specialist


Description
The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety. This comprehensive 5-hour self-paced audio/video course offers the only certificate of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. This important training consists of a 17-module self-study educational program with a quiz after each section that participants must pass in order to continue. Upon successfully completing the entire course, you will receive an attractive Certificate along with a digital copy of the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ emblem to use in your own marketing efforts.

IMPORTANT: YOU MUST FINISH THE COURSE WITHIN 60-DAYS!
The first thing you will want to do, once you login and begin the course, is download the Home Assessment and Participant Note Pad under FILES at the top of the page and print them out. Enjoy!


WHAT IS COVERED IN THIS ONLINE COURSE:

– Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
– Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
– Aging-in Place Home Modifications
– Mobility and Accessibility Issues
– Home and Senior Safety Technologies
– Considerations for Alzheimer's/Dementia
– Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
– Senior Exploitation, Identity Theft and Scams
– Communication with Older Adults and Family
– Performing a Complete Home Safety Assessment


WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:

“Age Safe America has developed a tremendously comprehensive training. I would recommend all professionals working with older adults in the home make this part of their overall certifications, such as CPR and AED, because it will save lives.” – Oscar E. Rodriguez, MD MBA



ELIGIBILITY:

There are no formal educational prerequisites for this course. The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ designation is offered to all individuals committed to the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults.

Including:
•Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants
•Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
•Home Care Agencies, Home Health Care Agencies
•Wellness Program, Balance/Exercise Professionals
•Nurses: RN, LPN, NP, APN, PA, CNA's
•Aging-in-Place/CAPS Professionals
•Client Care Coordinators
•Geriatric Care Managers
•Home Health Providers
•Builders/Remodelers
•Personal Caregivers
•Discharge Planners
•Case Managers
•Social Workers
•PERS Dealers

Affiliated Professionals Including:
•Baby/Child Proofing
•Home Inspectors
•Handyman Services
•HME/DME Businesses
•Home Security Providers
•Senior Placement Services
•Senior Real Estate Specialist

Trained Staff for:
•Senior Living
•Nursing Home
•Adult Day Care
•Rehabilitation Facility
•Hospital/Medical Center
•Recreation/Senior Center
•EMS Community Relations
•Workers Comp Administrators



APPROVED FOR CEU's:

• National Association of Home Builders (NAHB/CAPS) 5 CEU’s (self-reporting)

• Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) 5 CEU's (self-reporting)

• National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) 5 CEU's (self-reporting)

• Continuing Education Institute of Illinois (CEII) 5 Contact/Clock Hours (REGISTER @ https://geroed.networkofcare4elearning.org/OnlineCourseDetail.aspx?pId=126374
CEII in collaboration with the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine provides education and training services to professionals. RN, LPN (all 50 states) PT (most states) OT (many states), SLP, SW and other credentials… please inquire

• American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Senior Home Safety Specialist™ Course is approved for 5 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits.

• International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) 5 CEU’s (self reporting)

• This program for has been pre-approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) for 5.5 continuing education contact hours and your certificate will state this along with the approval number.

• American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) 5 CEU’s (self-reporting)



CERTIFICATION RENEWAL:

Due to the constantly changing nature of this growing industry, the importance of consistently providing the full comprehensive home safety assessment, and to encourage ongoing continuing education, graduates are required to take a short refresher course every year. The cost of re-certification and the refresher course will be $49.00

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Content
  • Course Intro and Tutorial
  • Introduction
  • Training Modules
  • Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
  • Fall Prevention Quiz
  • Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
  • Fire Safety Quiz
  • Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's
  • Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures
  • Preparing the Home for Persons With Alzheimer's Quiz
  • Home Technology
  • Home Technology Quiz
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Prevention Quiz
  • Scams and Identity Theft
  • Scams and Identity Theft Quiz
  • Communication Challenges
  • Communication Challenges Quiz
  • HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENT MODULES
  • HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces
  • HSA Entry and Inside the Home
  • HSA Bathrooms
  • HSA Kitchen and Laundry
  • HSA Bedrooms and Closets
  • HSA General Safety
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz 1
  • HSA Safety Concerns for Alzheimer's and other Dementias
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz 2
  • Sample Home Walkthrough1
  • Sample Home Walkthrough2
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews/Tips
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz
  • CLOSING THOUGHTS
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Survey
  • Course Survey/Review
  • Closing Instructions
  • Closing Instructions
  • BONUS VIDEO
  • SUCCESS Package
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Introduction, Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions, Fall Prevention Quiz, Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions, Fire Safety Quiz, Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's Association Facts and Figures, Preparing the Home for Persons With Alzheimer's Quiz, Home Technology, Home Technology Quiz, Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Quiz, Scams and Identity Theft, Scams and Identity Theft Quiz, Communication Challenges, Communication Challenges Quiz, HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces, HSA Entry and Inside the Home, HSA Bathrooms, HSA Kitchen and Laundry, HSA Bedrooms and Closets, HSA General Safety, Home Safety Assessment Quiz 1, HSA Safety Concerns for Alzheimer's and other Dementias, Home Safety Assessment Quiz 2, Sample Home Walkthrough1, Sample Home Walkthrough2, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews/Tips, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz, Closing Thoughts, Course Survey/Review, Closing Instructions"
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: 1 year