Certification

SHSS Certification w/Captions


Description
WELCOME! We are happy to provide this Captioned Version of the course, for our hearing impaired students. For purposes of this learning management system, the course uses Open Captions, which are always in view, whereas Closed Captions can be turned on and off by the viewer.

NOTE: To obtain an AOTA or NACCM specific certificate for CEU purposes, please email info@AgeSafeAmerica.com AFTER you have completed the coursework and it will be emailed.

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, fire safety, crime prevention, and the importance of a complete home safety assessment and recommended modifications.

This 5-hour online self-paced educational course offers the only designation of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. Upon successfully completing the entire course, you will receive an attractive certificate along with a digital copy of the designation emblem to use in your marketing efforts.

IMPORTANT:
Sign-up (watch for verification email—maybe in spam), then login to purchase the course. Once you log in and begin the course, the first thing you will want to do is download the Home Safety Assessment and Participant Note Pad under FILES at the top of the page and print them out for reference.

YOU MUST FINISH THE COURSE WITHIN 60-DAYS! 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



APPROVED FOR CEU's:

• American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for .5 CEU/ contact hours (APP00000170) (use SHSS for AOTA Option)

• 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 Contact/Clock Hours (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 $97.00

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Content
  • Course Intro and Tutorial
  • Introduction
  • LMS Tutorial
  • 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
  • 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 Walkthrough
  • Sample Home Walkthrough1
  • Sample Home Walkthrough2
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz
  • Deeper Dive Modules
  • Grab Bar Deeper Dive
  • Lighting Deeper Dive
  • CLOSING THOUGHTS
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Survey
  • Course Survey/Review
  • Closing Instructions
  • Closing Instructions
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Introduction, LMS Tutorial, Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions, Fall Prevention Quiz, Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions, Fire Safety Quiz, Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's, 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 and Tips, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz, Grab Bar Deeper Dive, Lighting Deeper Dive, Closing Thoughts, Course Survey/Review, Closing Instructions"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 1 year