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Home Modifications: Bathroom Solutions Part 1

presented by Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

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Maintaining access to the bathroom, and the ability to maintain daily activities of toileting, bathing, and grooming, are essential to allowing disabled persons to remain in the community. This course is the first in a two-part series on bathroom solutions, with Marnie Renda. The first installment introduces the problems faced and provides foundational knowledge for problem solving via accurate assessment and measurements. Students who complete this course will be able to assess toilet and bathroom layouts, evaluate the pros and cons of various options, and provide both simple and more complex solutions.

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Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM

Marnie Renda, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, is the founder of Destination Home LLC, which provides OT Home Assessments, product and home modification consultations, as well as, care coordination services for elders and persons with disabilities living at home. Marnie graduated from Lafayette College and Springfield College with a B.A. in Psychobiology and a Masters Degree in…

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1. Introduction and Toilet Measurements

The first chapter of this course introduces the learner to the unique challenges presented by bathrooms, and explains the key measurements and observations needed to effectively address patients' needs via modifications.

2. Toilet Barriers and Solutions

The second and final chapter of this course provides details on specific modifications that can be made to toilets, and the reasoning behind each solution. Real world examples are used in conjunction with descriptions of the ADA guidelines, as well as pros and cons of different solutions.

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