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 …

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 …

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 …

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 ->  …

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

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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?!? …

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!

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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 …

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

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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 …

PRN OT: Pros and Cons

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In this inaugural “Speaking of OT” Betweenisode on the Seniors Flourish Podcast, Mandy and Sarah chat about the pros and cons of working PRN as an occupational therapy practitioner and talk about how eating weird foods snagged their future husbands… Resources from the show: Blog Post: Pros and Cons of Working PRN in OT Learn more about our sponsors Promenaid is …

6 Lessons for #OT practitioners working in skilled nursing facilities | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #SNFOT #occupationaltherapy

SNF OT Practitioner: 6 Lessons Learned Within My First 6 Months

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by Mary Kate Carroll OTR I’ve been working at my facility for a little over half a year now, and let me tell you, it’s a wild world out there. Even though I had some level II fieldwork experience at a SNF, it’s an entirely different ball game compared to being a student and working as a licensed entry level practitioner. …

4 ways OTs can help patients with pain focus on what's important and avoid catastrophizing | Seniorsflourish.com #OT #occupationaltherapy #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT

Pain and Occupational Therapy: 4 Ways to Help Avoid Catastrophization

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by Janie Oyakawa, OTR Catastrophizing: A psychological experience regarding pain that includes being unable to focus on anything else but the pain, rumination, magnification of pain and feeling helpless about pain. Pain catastrophizing is one of the most powerful predictors of pain suffering and the pain experience (from Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the Dangers of Prescription Opioids and Gain Control …