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Intro to Home Health for SLPs

presented by Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP, COS-C

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Financial: Jennifer Loehr, receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Jennifer Loehr, has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 64 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

With the population of aging adults growing exponentially, there is a growing need to care for seniors in a quality and cost-efficient manner. Home health care is an efficient and cost-effective way to care for homebound seniors while allowing them to age in place. Speech-language pathologists are important members of the home health team. However, the clinician is then required to have an understanding of the home health system and the necessary skill set and tools to provide effective and efficient delivery of care. This course will provide participants a basic understanding of home health services, including regulations and reimbursement in addition to the basic tools and skill set required for a successful career in the home health arena.

Meet Your Instructor

Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP, COS-C

Jenny Loehr is a speech-language pathologist with over 30 years experience working in adult neurology. She has presented at over 20 state and national conferences and online continuing education programs on the topic of dementia, including the American Speech and Hearing Association, the National Association of Home Health and Hospice, and Leading Age of Texas.…

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1. Introduction to Home Health Care

This chapter is an overview of the home health care system with regard to how services are implemented and reimbursed. This will include information regarding typical demographics of the home health patient population with regard to SLPs and some of the pros and cons of working in this environment.

2. SLP Toolkit for Home Health

Successful implementation of care in the home setting for the SLP requires adequate planning and organization. This chapter will reveal some of the necessary tools and skill sets needed for the SLP to provide care in the home.

3. Care Planning and Goal Development: An Overview

Documentation in home care must clearly illustrate that the services provided are reasonable and necessary per CMS guidelines. This includes developing an appropriate care plan for the home health patient that is effective and efficient. This chapter will provide the SLP with a basic understanding of how to document skilled services and develop a care plan that includes functional and reasonable short-term and long-term goals.

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