Meeting on Monday at 8:00 pm eastern with special guest, CAPS instructor Gail Stocks. Dr. Gail Stocks, OTD, MA, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM recently created and implemented a Capstone program for her doctoral degree at Touro University, entitled Acceptance and Usage of Amazon Alexa App and Echo Show 8 in Older Adults, which she’ll be sharing with us at our meeting. CAPS credit from HMOTA available for this presentation.
*** CAPS credit under: Complete an industry specific program provided by another professional organization.
LINK FOR MEETING and CHALLENGE BELOW!
Dr. Gail Stocks is the founder and principal of EZ Way To Stay in Montclair, NJ and was selected as the current NAHB Educator of the Year. She is the only OT instructor offering huge savings for HMOTA members to earn their CAPS designation and take the Universal Design Essentials course. She received her Executive Certificate in Home Modification from the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Gail is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association with a designation in Home Modifications, and volunteers on their Approved Provider and DEI committees. She is also a member of the National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy with a designation in pediatrics, and the Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance. She is a volunteer for Rebuilding Together and AARP (Lead NJ Presenter for HomeFit and member of their Speakers Bureau). Gail has created a home study course about home modifications available at HomeCEU and has been published in the June 2019 issue of Occupational Therapy Practice Magazine. She is an adjunct professor at Touro University and is a guest lecturer in the Occupational Therapy departments of several universities.
CHALLENGE: Thank you to people who have submitted ideas so far.:-)
I met an artist with Multiple Sclerosis in Portugal and he was kind enough to let me see his home. I put together a blog post with details. I was hoping we could help him make his home work better for him.
Please check out this blog post and email suggestions or comment on the post. The big issues are:
- Bathroom: The toilet and the shower bench are too low, and I don’t think reconstruction is an option.
- Toilet hygiene.
- Front door use for visitors and general access.
- Living room chair too low.
- He is an artist who uses his iPad for his art. I think he would benefit from some sort of mount. Here’s his website: https://www.1001.org/
- He needs home automation in general.
Here’s the link, please help if you can: https://hmota.net/accessible-home-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-portugal/
Meetings are the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 8:00 pm eastern time. Hope you can make it!!
Karen Koch, OT, HMOTA, ECHM, CAPS, Licensed builder
Vision for HMOTA:
- To promote OT’s as leaders in the field of home modifications.
- To develop a lucrative business model for OT home mod businesses.
HMOTA: Home Automation
Nov 20, 2023, 8:00 – 9:00 PM (America/New_York)
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