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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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Alzheimer’s Bathing Battle Tips: Part 1- Shower Method

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

Bathing someone with Alzheimer’s, dementia or other cognitive impairment is one of the biggest complaints from caregivers. There is fighting, arguing, and frustration. There is worry about body odor, risk of infection and being in pain due to chaffing and soreness. Everyone that struggles with bathing goes through this. First thing to focus on is that you cannot change your …

Check out tips + step by step instructions for how, when and why to use a sock aid. | SeniorsFlourish.com #OT #geriatricOT

Arthritis, Hip Pain & Adventures of Putting on a Sock

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 2 Comments

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 …

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Presents for a Special Caregiver: Plus Free Gift Certificate Printable

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 2 Comments

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 …

Occupational Therapy: What? You Won’t Help Me Get a Job?

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Occupational therapy – What is it that you really do? This is a question I get over and over and I can assure you it is not finding people a job (even though you can work with vocational rehab), the same as physical therapy (even though we work closely together) or  “just” getting people dressed (even though we can definitely work with …

Insomnia: 8 Ways to Help You Sleep Like a Baby Tonight

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Sleep. We all need it, but why is it such as struggle? Professionals call the basic habits and practices that enable us to sleep well on a day-to-day basis “sleep hygiene,” but trying to figure out why we don’t sleep or fall asleep well, is much harder than it sounds. If you want to make a change, check out the 8 areas that …