Welcome to the Seniors Flourish Resource section. I thought it would be helpful to make a list of the resources that I have used, loved and found extremely helpful in my professional development as an occupational therapist. I have used every product I recommend.
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Occupational Therapy Books + Forms
Save 30% and get all 11 SNF OT documents in a bundle! Purchased individually the total would be 43.89!
Created by Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L + Sarah Lyon OTR/L
There is never enough time for occupational therapists to get everything done when working in a SNF! This form bundle is the ultimate resource for clinical organization and time management to maximize OTs' productivity and daily schedule.
Documentation logs, checklists, patient handout and calendars to increase your day to day efficiency, compliance and internal consistency to better serve the older population.
- SNF Occupational Therapy Screen
- UE Strength and ROM Tracking Form
- Hand ROM Tracking Form
- Occupational Therapy Documentation Calendar
- Physical Agent Modality Quick Reference
- Occupational Therapy Supervisory Log
- Therapeutic Exercise Log
- Morning ADL Room Sign
- Weekly Therapy Schedule Room Sign
- Intro to OT Handout
- Client Overview Room Sign
Occupational Therapy Toolkit is the ultimate resource for OT's working in geriatrics and physical disability! My copy is well worn as it was my GO TO resource.
It is easy to follow, has very practical instruction for interventions and great patient handouts that you can copy and distribute. It is an investment that I never regretted spending money on and used it daily. The OT Toolkit is a MUST HAVE!
If you are struggling with documentation and are looking for a great resource that gives practical tips and insight, as well as worksheets to practice goal writing and cheat sheets you can use for daily reference, Documentation Manual for Occupational Therapy: Writing SOAP Notes should be your go-to reference.
My first job out of OT school was working in Home Health. I wished I could have had a resource like Home Health OT Strategies & Insights. It addresses both patient session tips and how to handle your time management specific for home health OT practitioners.
Top reasons I ♥ OccupationalTherapy.com:
* It's really affordable: You cannot beat $99 for an entire year of unlimited CEUs.
* The variety of course formats: I love that I can pick the type of course based on what I have time for - I can read a text course while waiting at the airport on my smartphone, videos when I am at home and want to see new techniques, audio for when I am commuting to work and from work or even check out the live webinars!
* Virtual Conferences & Series: They do entire series of courses around a topic of interest so you can get in very depth learning such as their Neuro Series, Assistive Technology Series and Stroke Treatment Across the Care Continuum Virtual Conference. PLUS you can access them at anytime, even after the conference is done.
I think OccupationalTherapy.com is great for CEUs and I think you will love it too!
I love audiobooks, as they are especially great if you have a commute or driving around for home health.
HEP2Go.com: This website has been a life saver for me - plus the basic membership is free! Some of the companies I have worked for do not have exercise software to use and I used this site to create custom home exercise programs (or if I am desperate, I am pretty good at drawing stick figures!).
You can even take your own pictures and upload to create your own exercises and even save your regular routines for future use.
Special Interest Sections (SIS) through AOTA: There are community forums, a quarterly publication and networking
that you can access with your AOTA membership and are a great way to connect with other OT's that practice in your specialty area. I am a part of the Gerontology SIS, Home & Community Health SIS and Physical Disabilities SIS.
Apps for Occupational Therapy: If you are looking for a list of apps to try with your patients check out this extensive list. It is organized by practice area with price, description and where to get the apps. Another site great that reviews apps for OT's in practice is OTswithApps.com
NBCOT Navigator: I was surprised on how many great resources NBCOT provides to it's certificants to progress their professional development including access to articles for evidence based articles, self assessment tools and a blog.