DIY your own Fall Prevention Bingo Game (or save the hassle & print some off for free!) to use during your Occupational therapy treatment or group sessions | SeniorsFlourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #homehealthOT #SNFOT #neuroOT

How to Make Your Own Fall Prevention Bingo Game

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 6 Comments

By Shannen Marie Coley, MS, OTR/L As established in our previous article on this topic, “5 Reasons to Play Fall Prevention Bingo in OT,” there are many reasons to incorporate both safety education and engaging fun into your occupational therapy treatment sessions with your adult patients of various stories, backgrounds, and abilities. Bingo is familiar to our adult patients and …

Learn why teaching Fall Prevention in a FUN way can help your OT patients! Plus FREE Bingo & Caller Card PDF | SeniorsFlourish.com #OTtreatmentideas #SNFOT #homehealthOT #neuroOT

5 Reasons to Play Fall Prevention Bingo in OT (Adult Rehab)

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 3 Comments

By Shannen Marie Coley, MS, OTR/L When you Google or Pinterest “nursing home activities” or “inpatient rehab games”, odds are that “playing bingo” will be on top of that list of activities – but how about Fall Prevention Bingo? So how can we, as occupational therapy practitioners, modify and adapt this cherished game to meet the multiple needs of our …

Occupational therapy treatment ideas for men. Occupation based and client centered ideas to make #OT more purposeful and fun | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #geriatricOT

Occupation Based OT Treatment Ideas for Men

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 33 Comments

Looking for occupational therapy treatment ideas specifically for men? Here is a list for you! In my treatment sessions, I strive to provide client-centered, occupation based treatments when possible, but I am going to say it – men are different than women! They have different interests, ideas and things that are important to them and I definitely have to cater …

Videos of exact techniques! Treatment ideas for #OTs working on dressing with their adult patients. | SeniorsFlourish.com #geratricOT #occupationaltherapy #occupationaltherapist #occupationaltherapyassistant

OT Dressing Techniques (for Adults!) Using Theraband

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 22 Comments

Here are some quick and easy occupational therapy treatment ideas to work on some of those range of motion, safety and ADL task components of donning a shirt, pants and bra with your patients using a theraband when the actually completing the occupation of dressing is not an option. Occupation based tasks are always top priority, but sometimes cannot be done, …

Get new tx ideas using puzzles in #OT with your patients that have dementia - what kind are best, how to use them + ways to use them in a sensory diet | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #occupationaltherapy

How to Use Puzzles in OT with Patients That Have Dementia

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 17 Comments

Using puzzles in occupational therapy for our patients with dementia is a great way to work on goals, reminisce, and use as a part of a patient’s sensory diet. I will discuss how to incorporate them into working toward your goals for physical limitations, cognitive limitations and recommendations on what to look for in puzzles specifically for patients with dementia. When …

OT treatment idea for low level dementia patients. Perfect for purposeful activity (familiar & fun!) and sensory stimulation. Just print and play. | SeniorsFlourish.com

Domino Match Game for Patients with Low Level Dementia

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Working with low level patients that have dementia can be a challenge when your goal is to find treatment activities that are both purposeful and fun. Dominos are not only familiar, but they provide smooth tactile input, are visually stimulating and you can easily grade this activity. This domino match game can used as an independent activity with intermittent cuing or even …

Check out this list of Occupation - Based Kits for your Rehab Department + FREE Supply List for easy purchasing of items | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #OT

Occupation Based Kit Ideas for Your Rehab Department

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 10 Comments

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 …