Fall Prevention in Occupational Therapy

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How can occupational therapy practitioners truly address falls with our patients? Marla Pomeranz talks about how it is not just balance assessments and environmental modifications and how we need to address our patients holistically to make the most impact in the lives of our patients! Resources from the Show: Matter of Balance Call 2-11: local community resource line TUG balance test …

#OT and their role in mental health and depression when working in a physical disability setting. Are you truly listening to your patients? | Seniors Flourish.com #SNFOT #homehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas #OTpodcast #OTlove

OT’s Role in Mental Health and Depression in a Physical Disability Setting

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Are you addressing depression with your patients that are older adults when working in a physical disability setting? In this week’s Seniors Flourish Podcast Betweenisode, Mandy and Sarah chat about how it is imperative that we are listening to our patients and addressing their mental health in any setting. We also talk about how we can easily assess for depression and …

Tips and resources for culture and diversity in #occupationaltherapy as well as looking at how inclusivity and implicit bias makes an impact | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #SNFOT #OTprofessionaldevelopment #OTtreatmentideas

OT Diversity, Inclusivity and Implicit Bias

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How can we as occupational therapy practitioners be more client center through awareness of our own implicit biases? Stephanie Lancaster OTR, shares tips and resources on ways we can learn more about diversity, inclusivity and help us be better practitioners. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe here on iTunes, Stitcher, or any podcast app Resources from the Show: Mitigating Implicit Bias in Health Care – https://u.osu.edu/breakingbias/related-resources/ …

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 …

Changing the Culture of Nursing Homes Through “Flipping SNFs”

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Samia Rafeedie OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS shares her passion for “Flipping SNFs” – where occupational therapy can serve as a catalyst to change the culture of a nursing home through shared governance and empowering not only our residents, but frontline workers, as well. Don’t miss an episode! Subscribe here on iTunes, Stitcher, or any podcast app Resources from the Show: Resource …

How to perform an OT screen for adults - video tutorial and forms! | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #SNFOT #HomehealthOT #OTtreatmentideas

How to Perform an Occupational Therapy Screening (For Adults!)

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I get asked all the time about how to perform a quick and easy occupational therapy screening to help decide if a referral is necessary for skilled occupational therapy services for adults. I gotcha! and I wanted to share one of the educational videos on this topic from the Seniors Flourish Learning Lab. What is an occupational therapy screen? It is a …

Productivity standards for occupational therapy tips and ethical discussion | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #OT #occupationaltherapyassistant #SNFOT #HHOT #OTtreatmentideas

Productivity Standards (and Ethics!) in Today’s Occupational Therapy World

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Productivity Standards (and Ethics!) in Today’s Occupational Therapy World Productivity standards in occupational therapy is a hot topic! Shannon Bertsch OTR discusses what she learned from attending many courses on productivity and ethics at the AOTA Conference this year, as a way to gain knowledge, collect tips and optimize client centered care, all while maintaining professional responsibility.  Resources from the Show: 8 Productivity …

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 …

Acute Care #OT treatment ideas, assessments and the pros & cons of working in this setting. | SeniorsFlourish.com #occupationaltherapy #geriatricOT #OTtreatmentideas

Acute Care Occupational Therapy

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What is Occupational Therapy’s role in Acute Care? Sarah Stromsdorfer MS, OTR from myOTspot.com talks about the best parts and the challenges of being a practitioner in this role. She also talks about acute care treatment ideas and assessments used.  Resources from the Show: Focusing on Occupation in Occupational Therapy Podcast (#1 downloaded Seniors Flourish episode!) Occupational Therapy Intervention …