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

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Podcasts 2 Comments

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 …

How & Why to Decorate a Walker in Occupational Therapy Treatment Sessions | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #SNFOT #homehealthOT #geriatricOT

3 Reasons to Decorate a Walker in OT

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 8 Comments

When you Google “decorating a walker,” all sorts of things pop up like: “bedazzling walkers,” “pimp my walker,” “decorate rollator,” etc and WOW are people creative! But how do we, as occupational therapy practitioners, actually use decorating a walker as a tool in our therapy sessions and what types of goals can we work on while having this much fun?!? …

How to Prescribe EFFECTIVE OT Home Exercise Programs and using biomechanical/occupation based approaches to treat UE dysfunction | SeniorsFlourish.com #SNFOT #OT #HomehealthOT #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas

How to Prescribe Occupational Therapy Home Exercise Programs Utilizing a Biomechanical Approach

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Podcasts 12 Comments

Have you ever wondered, “how should I be prescribing home exercise programs” or “what type of approach is best to address my patient’s upper extremity dysfunction?” Anthony Mucci COTA, discusses how we should be using a combination of a biomechanical approach in conjunction with occupation based techniques to help our patients achieve their optimal outcomes. It is definitely not a “one-size-fits-all” …

Join the FREE OT Goal Writing Challenge starting Mon, January 28, 2019. Create More Client Centered Goals When Working With Adults + Older Adults

Join the OT Goal Writing Challenge!

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 18 Comments

A 3 Day Challenge starting Monday, January 28th 2019 to Help You Create More Client Centered Goals When Working With Adults + Older Adults (Plus BONUS Therapy Materials, Resources, Giveaways + MORE) With this Challenge You Will: * Learn ways to write goals that your patients can actually achieve * Figure out how to use objective measures to drive goals (both STGs and LTGs) * Come away …

#OT vs #OTA responsibilities and OT/OTA collaboration. Tips to strengthen the relationship in order to help your pts achieve their goals | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT

OT & OTA Collaboration

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Have you ever wondered what really is the difference between an OTR and COTA? What are the differences in responsibilities between an occupational therapist and an occupational therapy assistant? How can we work on this OT/OTA collaboration to create successful partnerships? Melissa Tilton OTA, BS, ROH (and AOTA Board Member) talks about her passion for being an OTA and discusses how this …

Are you unhappy with your occupational therapy job, or feeling burned out being an OT? Here are TONS of tips to help you revive your career! | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #homehealthOT #OT #SNFOT #geriatricOT

Burned Out in Occupational Therapy? Tips to Reclaim your Practice

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I love that the Seniors Flourish Podcast can talk about professional issues that are REAL – like, are you unhappy with your occupational therapy job, or feeling burned out being an OT? Ericka del Pozo MOT OTR/L, shares her resources and passion for helping fellow OT practitioners bash the burnout! Resources from the show: Bash the Burnout for HealthCare Professionals CEU …

Allen Cognitive Level Treatment Ideas, and Case Studies | Seniorsflourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #OT #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomehealthOT

Using the Allen Cognitive Levels with Older Adults: Part 2

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How can the Allen Cognitive Levels help you to provide better treatments for our patients with a cognitive impairment? How can we use this theory to make better discharge planning? How can we help our patient’s be successful in their own environments with dementia? Dr Patricia Cornille OTD and Carol Luhman OTR, both former presidents of the Allen Cognitive Network, …

Allen Cognitive Level Treatment Ideas, and Case Studies | Seniorsflourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #OT #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomehealthOT

Using the Allen Cognitive Levels with Older Adults: Part 1

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How can the Allen Cognitive Levels help you to provide better treatments for our patients with a cognitive impairment? How can we use this theory to make better discharge planning? How can we help our patient’s be successful in their own environments with dementia? Dr Patricia Cornille OTD and Carol Luhman OTR, both former presidents of the Allen Cognitive Network, …

Occupational Therapy for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities - assessments, to case studies | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #geriatricOT #SNFOT #HomehealthOT

Occupational Therapy for Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

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Occupational Therapist have a unique role when working in a community based setting for older adults with developmental disabilities. Guest Tomeico Faison OTR/L not only has a passion for providing services to this population, but has grown an OT business! From assessments and case studies to finding a way to serve an unmet need – you will not want to …

Occupational therapy caregiver training can be HARD! 3 tips to help you work with caregivers so they will comply with the home modification recommendations you suggest! | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy #SNFOT #HomeHealthOT #OTtreatmentideas

3 Tips to Help Caregivers Carry Out Home Modifications

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 5 Comments

by Maria Lindbergh, MOT, ECHM, OTR/L Occupational therapy caregiver training – it can be tough. I don’t know about you, but I find it frustrating when my recommendations for simple, low cost home modifications are not carried out after a patient discharges home. When older adult patients need caregivers help to follow through on home modifications, that means it’s up …