5 tips for #OT practitioners to get the best results possible when working with pts that have parkinson's disease | Seniorsflourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT #neuroOT #homehealthOT

5 “BIG” Things We Learned About Treating Patients with Parkinson’s

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by Erica Vitek MOT, OTR, BCB-PMD, PRPC, Bernadette Kosir OTR/L, CAPS & Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L As three of the faculty for the LSVT BIG Training and Certification Course, we have had the incredible opportunity to learn from each other over the years. Although each of us has unique backgrounds and paths that led us to become Occupational Therapists, we …

How #OT practitioners can use intensity and repetition in task based practice to increase the motor function after a person has a stroke. Tips for how to do it, options for technology to assist us and when should we get started | Seniorsflourish.com #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #geriatricOT #homehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas

Repetition & Intensity to Increase Motor Function After Stroke

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Occupational therapy practitioners are continuously looking for ways to maximize the potential of their clients that have had a stroke. But what does the research say? Lauren Sheehan OTD, OTR/L & Lauren Souders OTR/L, CBIS dig into the intensity and repetition for task based practice in order to increase the motor function after a person has a stroke. Tips for …

6 Tips To Use Visual Cues For Persons With Dementia

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How can occupational therapy practitioners use labels to help our clients with dementia thrive in their environments? Well let’s back up… this post all started with this graphic I shared on Instagram.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Mandy {Seniors Flourish} (@seniorsflourish) on Apr 9, 2019 at 3:43pm PDT I created these graphics so I …

What is the #OT role in hospice & palliative care? Find out how our unique perspective helps people THRIVE, even at end of life | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #homehealthot #ottreatmentideas

OT, Hospice and Palliative Care

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Occupational therapy practitioners improve quality of life in hospice and palliative care by helping people engage in those meaningful occupations, even if it is at their end of life. Karmella Bognot MS, OTR/L shares her experience working with people in a hospice and palliative care setting and how our role as OT practitioners is just as important in this stage …

8 GREAT productivity tips for occupational therapists that work in SNFs. | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #OT #occupationaltherapy

8 Productivity Tips for Occupational Therapists Working in SNFs

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Productivity. Ugh. I almost don’t even want to say the word out loud… In all actuality, I feel it shouldn’t be called “productive,” it should be called what it really is: “billable.” We are ALL as efficient as we can be in skilled nursing facilities, as there are so many extra things that we do to provide excellent patient care that facilities can’t …

How to use LSVT BIG in #OT to Help our Patients with Parkinson's | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas #OTlove

How Using LSVT BIG Helps Our Clients With Parkinson’s

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I have struggled over the years finding the right treatment strategies to help my clients that have Parkinson’s Disease optimize function, and I love that LSVT BIG® is determined to help OT practitioners do this through evidence based intervention. The team from LSVT BIG has joined me on the Seniors Flourish podcast discussing the evidence, how their program works, answering your …

7 Steps to make it "stick" when teaching tech solutions to older adults in #occupationaltherapy | Seniorsflourish.com #OT #SNFOT #homehealthOT #acuteOT #OTlove #OTtreatmentideas

7 Steps to Make it “Stick” When Teaching Tech to Older Adults

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by Bobbi Kelley, OTS As occupational therapy practitioners, we are well equipped with strategies and tips to adapt environments and activities for individuals. As the majority of the world embraces technology, it can sometimes be daunting and overwhelming for older adults to tackle the world of technology for a myriad of reasons. For starters, older adults did not grow up with many …

Feeling a bit burned out by OT or looking for a sidegig? There are many non-traditional occupational therapy jobs out there where you can use your skill set for non-clinical positions | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy

Using Your Occupational Therapy Skills in a Non-Clinical OT Job

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Feeling a bit burned out by OT or maybe looking for a sidegig where you can use your OT skills to revive your passion for your career? There are many non-traditional occupational therapy jobs out there where you can use your skill set for non-clinical positions that will help you to love your work again! Sarah Lyon OTR/L, OTpotential.com and Meredith …

Occupational therapy home exercise program guide to create client-centered HEP & ditch the generic exercises | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #SNFOT #homehealthOT #acutecareOT #OTtreatmentideas #OTlove

How to Create an OT Client-Centered Home Exercise Program That Works

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Looking for Occupational therapy home exercise program guide? Let me guide you in prescribing a HEP that WORKS and the client is more likely to adhere to. A 1 Hour Facebook LIVE to help you create better OT client-centered home exercise programs that help your clients work toward their goals! (Plus BONUS Therapy Materials, Resources + PDFs) Click here ->  …

Occupational therapy and arthritis - tips for splinting, pain control and junky shoulders | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #OTtreatmentideas #homehealthOT #SNFOT

Arthritis & OT: Tips for Junky Shoulders, Splinting & Pain Control

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Arthritis can be so debilitating to our clients because it is often not always the direct (or only!) reason we are seeing them. Occupational therapy practitioners have a unique perspective to not only treat the diagnosis, but we get to look at our patients holistically and address the things that are important to them, even in an outpatient setting. Guest Hoang …