Home modification forum for occupational therapists

Home modification forum

Home Modification Forum – OTs and project managers working together.

Occupational therapists working in the field of home modification in Victoria are invited to this Home Modification Forum which explores the opportunities and challenges for occupational therapists and project managers working together to provide home modification services in the new insurance environment.
 

Thursday 15 September 2016

9.45 for 10AM start until 12 MD

Conference room, Ground floor, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC

This is a FREE EVENT, however places are strictly limited.

To register, please call Architecture & Access on 1300 715 866.

Program

9.45 AM
Registration, tea and coffee

10:00 AM

Welcome by Chris Porter, Director Architecture & Access

10.05 – 10.40 AM

Home modification – OTs and project managers working together in an insurance setting

Presented by Aaron Stowe, home modification project manager and Clare Perry, occupational therapist.

Aaron and Clare have worked together on a number of home modifications for people with severe disability living in homes with significant barriers to access and independence. This presentation uses case studies to identify key points in home modification service delivery that impact on the quality of process and outcomes.

10.45 AM – 12 MD

Home modification forum – Towards a shared vision for service development and delivery

Chaired by Chris Porter, Director, Architecture & Access

A panel of leading specialists in home modification discuss the opportunities and challenges for OTs and project managers in providing effective home modification services in the new insurance environment.

Panelists

Bronwyn Stephen, Occupational Therapy Australia, Home Modifications Special Interest Group Co-convenor

Bronwyn is a senior occupational therapist and manager of Quality Lifestyle Solutions – Occupational Therapy in Action, and recently appointed co-convenor of the OT Australia’s Home Modifications Special Interest Group.

David Brown, Architecture & Access, Home Modifications Unit Manager

David is an experienced home modifications project manager and has collaborated with OTs to deliver projects for WorkSafe, TAC and the NDIS. He heads the home modification design and project management team at Architecture & Access.

Michael Bleasdale, MODA CEO (Home Modifications Australia)

As the CEO of MODA – the national body representing and advocating for home modification service providers – Michael brings a national and international perspective on developments in home modification delivery.

Ken Anderson, Injury Management Advisor Worker’s Compensation and home modification subject matter expert, CGU Insurance.
Ken has overseen a significant number of home modification projects for the WorkSafe insurance scheme.

The forum will be highly interactive inviting questions and contribution from attendees.

PLEASE NOTE: The forum program is subject to change as the detail is finalised. Attendees are advised to check this page for program updates.

Attendance at the Home Modification Forum may count toward Category 2: Informal learning activities in line with the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia guidelines for continuing professional development.

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