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Assessing the home

Preparing your client and their life care plan to return home after a catastrophic injury or illness

Original Release Date: May 10, 2023

A catastrophic injury is, by definition, a life changing event. Individuals can sometimes spend weeks or even months in a hospital or rehabilitation center. While in the facilities, an individual learns to manage their disability and limitation in a controlled accessible environment. But, what happens when they are ready to go home? Is their home ready for them?

In this webinar, participants will: 

• Learn how to effectively assess the home and identify areas that will be a challenge for the clients

• Explore the common household fixtures and setups to identify the obstacles that will prevent a person from being independent in their home environment. 

• Learn how to plan for the required modifications and the cost associated with those modifications.

• Learn how to find and work with contractors and best practices for efficiently communicating the individual’s needs and project expectations.


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Meet the Presenter

Get to know our team of expert life care planners, who bring years of experience and a wealth of knowledge to the table. They're dedicated to helping you navigate the complexities and improve outcomes.

April Pettengill, RN, CRRN, CDMS, CNLCP®, MSCC, CBIS ​

April Pettengill has over 30 years nursing experience that has included caring for the ill and injured across the continuum of life. A strong professional nursing background in catastrophic case management including assessment of and coordination of care needs for severely injured persons. Hands on nursing experience working with chronically ill elderly, pediatric population and acutely ill adults. Hands on experience with patients with cancer, congestive heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, wounds, spinal cord injuries, stroke, brain injuries, and progressive neurological disorders such as ALS and MS and Pediatric High-Tech needs.

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