3 Tips to Help Caregivers Carry Out Home Modifications

Home Modifications: 3 Tips to Help Caregivers With Carryover

Occupational therapy caregiver training – it can be tough. I don’t know about you, but I find it frustrating when my recommendations for simple, low cost home modifications are not carried out after a patient discharges home. When older adult patients need caregivers help to follow through on home modifications, that means it’s up to us

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Visual Perception: What It Is and How to Test For It

Visual Perception: What It Is and How to Test For It

When the word “perception” comes up in healthcare conversation, intuitively you should know that causes for concern go beyond just the structure of the eyeball.  Visual information is taken from the surrounding environment and fed through the eyeballs.  If visual disruptions were a matter of near or far sightedness (i.e. visual acuity), for example, then

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How to increase OT patient follow through with technology

Increase Patient Follow Through Using Tech

As occupational therapy practitioners patient follow through can be tough. How can we make sure that what we are recommending is actually being implemented or purchased by our patients? Sometimes we even struggle to know what new and upcoming adaptive equipment is out there to make the right recommendations or that their care partners have access

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Fall Recovery: 5 Floor Treatment Ideas

Fall Recovery: 5 Floor Treatment Ideas

Fall recovery is an important skill to teach our occupational therapy patients. How many times have we seen the commercial and heard, “help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”  Many times for older adults, falling is not about if it happens but rather about when it happens.  Whether it’s due to age, injury, or

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Guided Motor Imagery in Occupational Therapy for Patients with a Stroke

Explicit Motor Imagery for Patients with a Stroke

Explicit Motor Imagery (aka Imagery) – step 2 in the Graded Motor Imagery Training continuum.I previously discussed step 1, Left/Right Discrimination in this blog post here and it all started with the reflections I have had as an occupational therapy practitioner trying to use mirror therapy with my patient and not having good results. I

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Guided Motor Imagery Step 1 of 3: Left Right Discrimination for Patients with a Stroke

Left-Right Discrimination for Patients with a Stroke

Left-Right Discrimination – step 1 in Graded Motor Imagery Training. Ever have a patient that had a stroke, try mirror therapy with them and wonder “why am I doing this?” because it never seemed to work?🙋 I have (more times than I’d like to admit)! It’s super frustrating, especially since the evidence shows that mirror

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6 Tips to Using Visual Cues For People with Dementia

6 Tips To Use Visual Cues For Persons With Dementia

How can occupational therapy practitioners use labels to help our clients with dementia thrive in their environments? Well let’s back up… this post all started with this graphic I shared on Instagram.      View this post on Instagram            A post shared by Mandy {Seniors Flourish} (@seniorsflourish) on Apr 9, 2019 at 3:43pm PDT I created these

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