Great ideas on ways to adapt in order for your patient's to work with you. | SeniorsFlourish.com #OTpodcast #OT #occupational therapy

Podcast: 5 Tips of the Trade to Overcoming Patient Refusals

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On this episode, I will talk about 5 tips to help you overcome patients refusing occupational therapy services. Many times it is not that the patient wants to refuse, but we aren’t listening to the patient’s specific wants and needs. Referenced: Overcoming Patient Refusals Reference Guide  OT Goal: OT practitioner will complete 100% of the patient visits in their clinical setting as …

As an #OT, trying to find DME for patients can be a challenge - check out this list! | SeniorsFlourish.com #geriatricOT #occupationaltherapy

Where OTs Find FREE DME (or a Smokin’ Deal) for Patients

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 8 Comments

In an ideal world, all of our patients would be able to get all the adaptive equipment and that they need and get it paid for. This, of course, is not the reality and many occupational therapy practitioners end up scrambling around to find DME that our patients can afford and help with their independence and safety in daily living. 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

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 8 Comments

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 …

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The Only 121 Words You Need to Read Today as an Occupational Therapist

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

You Make a Difference Every. Single. Day. Most of us went into Occupational Therapy to help people, but we get sucked into the politics, the insurance companies, the pressures of corporation and the barriers that prevent us from doing the job we want to do. I challenge you today to remind yourself that what we do as a profession MATTERS. It matters …

Some of the BEST resources for OTs if you are working with geriatrics or phys dys - books, resources, CEUs + more | SeniorsFlourish.com

Ultimate Resource List for OTs Working in Geriatrics & Physical Disabilities

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

I don’t know about you, but I am always looking for great resources to use in my occupational therapy practice. I have a love for researching and staying up-to-date, so I am always digging around to see what I can find. So, due to popular request, I thought it would be helpful to make a list of the resources that I have …

Great tips to motivate your patients - especially those with dementia. #5 is my favorite! Plus FREE Quick Reference Guide with 2 BONUS TIPS. Check it out on SeniorsFlourish.com| #geriatricOT

Tips of the Trade to Overcoming Patient Refusals

Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Education & Tips for Independent Living 8 Comments

Patient refusals can be very frustrating! What do we do? There are supervisors to appease, RUG levels to adhere to, patients to help and ethical dilemmas to resolve. Here are a few tips to help ease the woes of patient refusals. 1. Split Your Minutes If you are an occupational therapist working in a SNF, sometimes having minute minimums are …

Check out these tips from other OTs that work with the older adult population. Find this tip "Help prevent caregiver burnout." and MORE at SeniorsFlourish.com | #OT #geriatricOT

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 …