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Managing Life at Home
and in the Community

A Two-Part Webinar in our Living After Stroke Series

Part One teaches about how to make modifications to your bathroom and kitchen and how to choose and access local transportation. The presentation also covers how to tackle the emotional and behavioral journey after leaving the hospital and returning to your daily life. Part Two goes into detail about making major home modifications to meet your daily lifestlye needs after stroke.

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Part One

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  • Bathroom and Kitchen Home Modifications Susan Bachner, OTRL, FAOTA, Susan Bachner Consulting, LLC. Lexington, KY
    Learn the importance of post-stroke issues and how to make home modifications to promote safety, accessibility, comfort and socialization. Get valuable information about what to avoid and helpful design changes for a safe and usable environment.
  • Public and Private Transportation Options – Jed D. Johnson, MBA, MSW, Easter Seals, Washington, DC
    Explore a variety of transportation resources and services to consider such as determining driving ability, accessing public transportation, using supplemental transportation programs and overall safety issues.
  • Emotional and Behavioral Recovery Process – Sheri Scarborough, PhD, John Muir Neurosciences Institute, Walnut Creek, CA
    Leaving the hospital and returning to life at home and in the community is a very important and sometimes a scary and sobering stage in stroke rehabilitation for both stroke survivors and caregivers.

Part Two

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  • Total Home Modifications – Evelyn Grodan, CAPS, ILS, IP/ASID, Design that Works, Valencia, Ca 
    There are modifications you can make in your home to ensure that health, safety and comfort needs are met. Learn how to assess your needs. Explore adding devices such as grab bars and ramps and how changing lighting and structural barriers in the home increase mobility.

All webinars are prerecorded
except where noted.

System requirements:
PC-based attendees–Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista or newer.

Macintosh®-based attendees–Required: Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger®) or newer.

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Part One was recorded February 9, 2010; Part Two was recorded February 18, 2010. This work is supported by the US Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research; grant number H133B080031 through the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Enhancing the Functional and Employment Outcomes of Individuals Who Experience a Stroke.

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