Great tips to motivate your patients - especially those with dementia. #5 is my favorite! Plus FREE Quick Reference Guide with 2 BONUS TIPS. Check it out on SeniorsFlourish.com| #geriatricOT

Tips of the Trade to Overcoming Patient Refusals

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Patient refusals can be very frustrating! What do we do? There are supervisors to appease, RUG levels to adhere to, patients to help and ethical dilemmas to resolve. Here are a few tips to help ease the woes of patient refusals. 1. Split Your Minutes If you are an occupational therapist working in a SNF, sometimes having minute minimums are …

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Occupation Based Kit Ideas for Your Rehab Department

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Occupation Based Kits are a great way to integrate more real-to-life activities in your hospital or SNF facility when it can be a challenge to replicate these task in the typical healthcare environment . They can easily be graded up or down based on the patient’s cognition, sensory integration, social participation or physical ability. Just grab a container, throw in your …

Plus FREE Patient Handout: Answering Kids Questions About Dementia. Read about a personal story of a woman, her mother, raising kids and how writing a book helped her on her journey. | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT

OT’s Role in Helping Grandkids Understand Dementia

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As an occupational therapist helping older adults with dementia, we come into contact with many family’s caring for their parents. These caregivers are also known as the “sandwich generation,” because they are not only taking care of their parents, but also raising their own kids. Our role as Occupational Therapists are to #1. provide services for our patients, but also #2. provide caregiver education, …

Check out these tips from other OTs that work with the older adult population. Find this tip "Help prevent caregiver burnout." and MORE at SeniorsFlourish.com | #OT #geriatricOT

OTs Reveal Their 35 Top Tips When Working in Geriatrics

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I got in touch with occupational therapists from all over social media who work with older adults and asked each one – What is your top tip for working with geriatric patients? I am excited to report that this list has a lot of gems in it – from professional tips, treatment ideas and even self care. Dive in, learn and …

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Arthritis, Hip Pain & Adventures of Putting on a Sock

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It is cold. It is December in the Rocky Mountains, there is snow outside and my toes are freezing – BURR! Here are a few tips and tools to get those socks on, keep you independent getting dressed and keep those feet warm, especially if you have arthritis, back or hip pain. I can’t imagine what it’s like to have arthritis in the …

Holiday Progressive Blog Party 2015

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Welcome! I am so glad you are here and am excited to be a part of CareGiving.com’s annual Holiday Progressive Blog Party! It is such a great way to connect with caregivers at all stages of caring and celebrate the season! I have a free gift (just for you!) at the end of this post…just for stopping by! 🙂 [adinserter block=”10″] …

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Presents for a Special Caregiver: Plus Free Gift Certificate Printable

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You can never thank a caregiver enough – especially around the holidays! Here are the ULTIMATE presents to show a caregiver how much you appreciate them, acknowledge how difficult their job is and make them feel special! Don’t forget to download the FREE Gift Certificate Printable for your special caregiver at the end of this post! Gift Cards for the Things People …

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Daily Living Aid Reviews

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After years of working with patients and caregivers, I absolutely know that daily living aids and products are not “one-size-fits-all,” but I have developed an eye for what daily living aids are helpful, dependable and easy to use. Click on the topic below to see the comparisons and each individual review Bathroom Equipment Reviews Bath Tub Lifters: Place it in your …