12-Sep-2019 8:30 AM - 13-Sep-2019 4:30 PM
Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
1960 Brunswick Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2G7
Canada

Bathroom and kitchen modifications

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thursday, September 12 and Friday, September 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Atlantic Time)



Brief description:

This two-day interactive workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills to assess and provide consultation for bathroom modifications and basic kitchen modifications for accessible, adaptable and universal design features to suit the needs of people of a wide range of ages and who have diverse needs. This workshop will provide you with an overview of broad principles for modifications of bathroom and kitchens, barriers and environmental solutions, and resources to assist practice. Hands-on activities include measuring bathrooms/kitchens, drawing floor plans on the computer, and discussing case studies.

To enhance your ability to apply the information into your practice, please bring a metal tape measure (at least 5 metres long), a portable computer or tablet (with Word and PowerPoint), a floor plan sketch of a bathroom with measurements and some pictures of a kitchen. You are also encouraged to reflect on and bring with you some case studies for discussion.

Tentative workshop agenda:

Day 1
8:30-10:15 Principles for modifications of bathrooms
Relevance and use of standards for bathroom modifications
Impact of legislation on modifications
10:15-10:30 Morning break
10:30-12:00 Principles for modifications of kitchens
Relevance and use of standards for kitchen modifications
Impact of legislation on modifications
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:45 Barriers and environmental solutions (including product and design options) for bathrooms
2:45-3:00 Afternoon break
3:00-4:30 Barriers and environmental solutions (including product and design options) for bathrooms
Activity: Measuring bathrooms/kitchen

Day 2
8:30-10:15 Barriers and environmental solutions (including product and design options) for kitchens
Activity: Measuring kitchen/bathrooms
10:15-10:30 Morning break
10:30-12:00 Barriers and environmental solutions (including product and design options) for kitchens
12:00-1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:45 Activity: Computer functions for report writing, drawing and photos
Resources to assist practice
2:45-3:00 Afternoon break
3:00-4:30 Discussion: Case studies from participants


Workshop topics:

  • Principles for modifications of bathrooms
  • Relevance and use of standards for bathroom modifications
  • Impact of legislation on bathroom modifications
  • Principles for modifications of kitchens
  • Relevance and use of standards for kitchen modifications
  • Impact of legislation on kitchen modifications
  • Barriers and environmental solutions (including product and design options) for bathroom modifications
  • Barriers and environmental solutions (including product and design options) for kitchen modifications
  • Measuring bathrooms and kitchens
  • Computer functions for report writing, drawing and photos
  • Resources to assist practice
  • Case studies

Goals and learning objectives:
After taking part in this workshop, you will:

  1. Understand the broad principles for designing bathrooms for domestic homes.
  2. Understand the broad principles for designing kitchens for domestic homes.
  3. Be aware of and be able to take key measurements of bathrooms and kitchens.
  4. Be able to create a floor plan with measurements for bathrooms and kitchens.
  5. Be able to provide input on solutions (including product and design options) to suit bathrooms for older people and people with disabilities.
  6. Be able to provide input on solutions (including product and design options) to suit kitchens for older people and people with disabilities.
  7. Be aware of a range of resources to assist with practice.

Target audience:

Occupational therapists, occupational therapist assistants, and design and construction professionals who wish to improve their knowledge and skills to assess and provide consultation for bathroom modifications and basic kitchen modifications for accessible, adaptable and universal design features.

Participants are expected to have foundational knowledge on home modification principles.

Please note: Each participant is responsible to ensure they apply the information within the context of their licensure, provincial/territorial legislations, institution regulations, scope of practice, etc.

Areas of practice
Cognitive, neurological/neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory, digestive/metabolic/endocrine, general physical health, palliative/end-of-life care, medical/legal and educators

Client age groups
Young children (0-4 years old), children (5-12 years old), adolescents (13-19 years), adults (20-64 years), seniors (65 years +)

Workshop level:
Intermediate (3-5 years of experience in home modifications)

Presenter:
Elizabeth Ainsworth

Elizabeth Ainsworth (B Occ Thy, Hons; M Occ Thy, Contemporary Clinical Practice) is a private practice Occupational Therapist and Access Consultant (qualified and accredited) who has been working in the housing field in Australia for over 25 years. Elizabeth is a consultant to individuals and their families, and clients in the insurance, legal and construction industries; an expert witness for the courts; and a Livable Housing Assessor. She is a Director on the Board of Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) and a member of the Occupational Therapy Australia National Environmental Modifications Taskforce. She is currently completing a PhD in home modifications at The University of Queensland.


Proud sponsors:
    Stannah inc.     


Registration fees:
Early bird rates: Registration and payment completed by May 22, 2019

CAOT Member and Associates

Non member*

$525

$787.50

Plus applicable taxes

Regular rates: Registration and payment completed between May 23, 2019 and July 31, 2019

CAOT Member and Associates

Non member*

$575

$862.50

Plus applicable taxes

Please note that for the 2018-2019 workshops, CAOT has reduced the registration fee for all registrants instead of offering a group rate. When available, CAOT offers late registration for workshops at the regular rate plus a $50 administration fee. We will only be able to accommodate if there is sufficient space.

Registration deadline: July 31, 2019 

*In many cases it would be more cost effective to become a CAOT Member or Associate rather than pay the non-member rate. See “Can a non-member register for a Workshop?” in our Workshop FAQ to know which membership category you are eligible for. 

Included with your registration fee:
Two-day workshop, electronic copy of presentation slide handouts, coffee/tea/water during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks, opportunity to network and make connections with other occupational therapists interested in this topic, one-hour Q&A webinar with the presenter approximately 1 month following the workshop, electronic certificate of attendance.

The Workshop registration fee has been reduced by $80 by not including lunch and snacks. Lunch and snacks are to be done on your own.

Save the date:
Q&A Webinar
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (Atlantic time)

Maximum number of registrants:
30

Workshop location:
Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown
1960 Brunswick Street
Halifax, NS  B3J 2G7

Overnight accommodations
A special room rate of $209.00/night (plus applicable taxes) for single or double occupancy is available at the Homewood Suites by Hilton Halifax-Downtown for those that book by August 12, 2019. To book this rate, please contact the hotel directly at 1-855-331-0337 and mention the group "Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists".

Cancellation/refund policy:
All cancellation/refund requests must be sent in writing to education@caot.ca. Cancellation requests received prior July 31, 2019 will be given a 50% refund. CAOT will not provide a refund after the registration deadline. CAOT reserves the right to cancel or modify the offering.

CAOT reserves the right to modify the workshop title, description, registration dates and information on the workshop webpage. CAOT will notify participants on or before July 3, 2019 if there is insufficient registration by that date and reserves the right to cancel a Workshop due to insufficient registration up until August 2, 2019. CAOT reserves the right to modify the offering, interrupt Workshops, change the timing of a Workshop, cancel a Workshop or change the location of a Workshop due to the presenter no longer being able to present the Workshop, severe weather, power failure, building closures or other special circumstances that are beyond the control of CAOT by notifying participants as soon as possible. If the Workshop is cancelled by CAOT, registrants will receive a full refund of the registration fee. CAOT will not be responsible for other costs or expenses incurred by registrants as a result of any such changes.

Additional questions?
If you would like to inquire on accessibility options available to you, please contact education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222.

If you would like to attend this workshop in another location, please complete this brief survey to let us know. Please note that the registration fee may vary from one location to another as there are different costs involved.

We invite you to consult the Workshop FAQ for an immediate response to the most frequent questions we receive regarding Workshops. Please do not hesitate to contact us at education@caot.ca or 1-800-434-2268 ext. 222 should you have additional questions or concerns.

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