"AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING - HOUSING, ACCESSIBILITY AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION" PROGRAM
Some of the topics covered by the "American Society on Aging - Education on Housing Accessibility and Technology" Program include:
-Housing Accessibility for Seniors
-Aging in Place
-Functional Ability and Rehabilitation Housing
-Livable Communities for Seniors
-Shared Residential Settings for Seniors
-Technology for Aging in Place
-Environmental and Health Concerns for Seniors
-Accessible Senior Transportation
The ASA is also involved in the "Network on Environments, Services and Technologies for Maximizing Independence" (NEST) - a group of professionals who work with seniors who have physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities. The aim of these professionals is to promote senior independence by creating better designed environments in senior housing, home modification and in the design of community and public spaces for the aging population. Innovation and research in the universal design of products and services for seniors using assistive technology is also a priority.
The American Society on Aging trains and educates professionals on aging in place and other issues related to seniors through "The National Aging in America conference," Aging Today Online and Web seminars.
Continuing Education Credit (CEUs) are available for most ASA conferences and training, including:
-Nursing Home Administrators
-Assisted Living Facilities Administrators
-Certified Health Education Specialists
-Drug & Alcohol Counselors
The" American Society on Aging" offers several other professional education and training opportunities on aging in the areas of:
-Businesses and the Aging Population
-Multicultural Aging Education
-Aging Policy and Advocacy
HOME MODIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAMS:
USC Executive Certificate in Home Modification Training Program - Across the USA.
Training program for professional remodelers, contractors, planners, occupational and physical therapists, and policymakers representing the elderly and people with disabilities. To help seniors to live independently, have easier mobility and access in their homes while reducing elderly fall accidents.
Certified Aging in Place Specialist Training Program - Across the USA. Additional training for specialists such as contractors, those in construction, architecture, interior design marketing, and more on how to help seniors stay in their homes and age in place.