Online Course: Implementing Olmstead: ABCs of Nursing Home Transition
June 8-26, 2009
Registration Deadline: May 20, 2009
Purpose: During this four-week distance course, participants will learn about how the ADA formed the basis for the Olmstead Decision and the use of the Olmstead Decision to facilitate transition from nursing homes to community-based living. Participants will learn to identify the essential steps in the transition process, barriers to successful transition, and strategies to address the barriers.
Target Audience: IL Center Staff, especially Transition Facilitators who assist individuals in moving to community-based living.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this training, participants will be able to:
- Describe how the ADA formed the basis for the Olmstead Decision and the use of the Olmstead Decision to facilitate transition for nursing homes.
- Identify the essential steps in the transition process and their interrelatedness.
- Explain how the principles of consumer direction, self-determination and consumer control, critical for a person moving into the community from institutional care, may be considered when an individual has a history of psychiatric disabilities or substance abuse.
- Identify barriers to successful transition and effective strategies to address these barriers including accessing community supports in formal and informal systems
Pleasse see the Independent Living Research Utilization site for more details.