Home Modifications Workshops

Workshops Conducted for Allianz Global Assistance

Home Modifications Australia (MOD.A) and Allianz Global Assistance (AGA) presented a series of workshops in across 5 state capitals during late 2016 - early 2017.

These interactive workshops presented best practice considerations across design and build of residential home modifications with reference to legislative requirements, design principles and relevant codes/standards. Target audience were Occupational Therapists and builders working in home modifications or that were interested in working in this area.

The workshops were extremely successful with more than 185 OTs and dozens of builders and other trades-people attending. Delegates appreciated the opportunity to discuss and workshop case studies and different scenarios with colleagues and other stakeholders involved in the delivery of home modifications, as well as the presentations and product demonstrations from our many exhibitors. Participants evaluated all aspects of each workshop very highly with 99% indicating they would recommend it to their colleagues.

Presenter: Liz Ainsworth

Liz Ainsworth is an occupational therapist and access consultant with over 20 years experience providing housing and home modification recommendations to older people and people with a disability. She provides consultancy services to various government, and non government organisations. She is a co-author of a book on home modification practice, she provides education sessions nationally and internationally, and she is currently completing her PhD in home modifications at The University of Queensland.

Workshop Program (varied slightly depending on location):

9.00 - 9.30                   Registration
9.30 - 9.40 Welcome and Objectives
9.40 - 10.25 Overview of relevant legislation, codes and standards
10.25 - 10.30 Exhibitor Presentation
10.30 - 11.00 Morning tea
11.00 - 11.55 Roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the home modification process and the importance of communication
11.55 -  12.00 Exhibitor Presentation
12.00 - 1.00 Lunch
1.00 - 2.00 General principles for design and modification: Access to and within the home
2.00 - 3.00 General principles for design and modification: Access within bathroom
3.00 - 3.20 Afternoon tea
3.20 - 3.25 Exhibitor presentation
3.25 - 3.35 Resources to assist practice
3.35 - 3.55 QandA
3.55 - 4.00 Summary and close

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