presented by Krista Covell-Pierson
Krista Covell-Pierson receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Krista Covell-Pierson has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD
Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD, owns an innovative private practice, Covell Care and Rehabilitation, which aims to help adult and older-adult clients become safer, more independent and engaged in the home and community through a unique and one-of-a-kind model. Krista developed this model from the ground up, and it allows clients to access OT, PT, SLP,…Read full bio
1. Overview of Home Health
This chapter provides a general understanding of home health, from the home health clientele to the services that home health agencies provide. Also covered is the role of each stakeholder in home health: client/caregiver, agency, the public and regulators, and payors.
2. Evaluation in the Home
This chapter provides an understanding to how PTs or RNs open a case and how that affects an OT's ability to start a case. Therapists will learn how to perform a home safety assessment and how to use assessments in the home. Also included is a demonstration inside the home of a patient.
3. Documentation of Evaluation Results
This chapter covers the importance of timely documentation and provides a brief review of 30 day assessments, re-assessments, and daily notes. Therapists will understand the minimum requirements for documentation in home health and learn to appreciate the benefit of surpassing minimum requirements. The importance of communicating with the team, caregivers, and physicians is also covered.