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Home Health Care for Adult Patients: What SLPs Need to Know (Live Webinar) (PD102858L)

Presenter(s): Megan L Malone, MA, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Live broadcast (one-time viewing only): May 1, 2024, 2:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern time

Last chance to sign up: May 1, 2024, Noon, Eastern time

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This introductory-level course will provide an overview of working with adult patients in the home health care setting. The speaker will share the basics of SLP reimbursement and regulation in this unique care setting, along with recommendations for assessment and treatment with a functional focus. The webinar will discuss clinical decision-making strategies and suggestions for documentation as well as special considerations for SLPs in the home health care setting, such as safety, counseling, and self-care.

This webinar is part of the Adult Home Health webinar series.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify two aspects that make home health care a unique care setting for SLPs 
  • Summarize the regulation and reimbursement process in home health 
  • Describe at least two clinical or case management decisions an SLP may make in home health care and some possible strategies to use in making them 
  • Provide two recommendations for completing documentation in the home health care setting 
  • List three suggestions or recommendations for assessing adult patients in the home health care setting 
  • Describe two functional treatment strategies for use with adult patients in the home health care setting 
  • List three special considerations for SLPs related to safety, counseling, and self-care in the home health care setting


  • Overview of home health care setting with adult patients
  • Regulation/reimbursement in home health setting
  • Case management and decision-making for the SLP in home health care
  • Documentation in home health and strategies for completion
  • Assessment in home health care
  • Treatment in home health care
  • Putting it all together: Case study
  • Special considerations for the home care SLP (safety, counseling, and self-care)
  • Q&A

Presenter Information

Megan Malone, MA, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is a speech-language pathologist, working as a clinical faculty member at Kent State University and as a clinician/consultant in home health care. She worked for 9 years as a senior research associate/lead trainer at Myers Research Institute, overseeing grants focused on implementing interventions with older adults with dementia. She is the co-author of the book, Here’s How to Treat Dementia (2013), and the textbook chapter "Speech Language Pathology Services in Home Health Care Settings" in Medical Speech-Language Pathology Across the Care Continuum: An Introduction (2023), and has spoken numerous times at several national and state-level conventions.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation
  • Royalties from Plural Publishing as co-author of the book Here's How to Treat Dementia" from 
  • Honorarium as co-author of textbook chapter, "Speech-Language Pathology Services in Home Health Care Settings" in Medical Speech-Language Pathology Across the Care Continuum: An Introduction 

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by May 3, 2024.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar: May 1, 2024
2:00–4:00 p.m. Eastern time

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102858L
Available Through: May 11, 2024