5 Tips You Need to Know When You Have Patient Refusals in Occupational Therapy | OTflourish.com

Patient refusal of care can be very frustrating in occupational therapy (OT)! What do we do? There are supervisors to appease, productivity to adhere to, patients to help and ethical dilemmas to resolve. So let’s dig into: why do patient refusals happen what to do about it and how to document it What is it …

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Sleep Problems in Our Patients with Dementia: Occupational Therapy intervention | OTflourish.com

Why is sleep so difficult for our patients that have dementia? Through addressing occupational therapy dementia sleep problems, we can assess and develop a treatment plan by asking ourselves “WHY” they are having difficulty and look at the patient holistically. Occupational therapy dementia care and sleep problems among our patients is a common challenge. These …

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Therapeutic use of self in occupational therapy blog post and podcast! | OTflourish.com

How do we utilize therapeutic use of self in occupational therapy (OT)? Or should we? It should come as no surprise that patients and clients are placed in a vulnerable position when undergoing rehabilitation after injury, disease, surgery, or any debilitating condition that inhibits function. Occupational therapy practitioners get to witness the good, the bad, …

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PDPM, Occupational Therapy & SNF Questions Answered!

The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) for occupational therapy practitioners in SNFs is a hot topic these days. I get questions all the time asking, “What does PDPM mean for therapy?” and “What is PDPM’s impact on therapy services?” I have the privilege of listening to your stories on how this change of payment systems …

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PRN OT: Pros and Cons

In this inaugural “Speaking of OT” Betweenisode on the OT Podcast, Mandy and Sarah chat about the pros and cons of working as a PRN OT 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 …

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How LSVT BIG Helps Patients With Parkinson's

I have struggled over the years finding the right treatment strategies to help my clients that have Parkinson’s Disease optimize function, and I love that LSVT BIG Program® is determined to help OT practitioners do this through evidence based intervention. The team from LSVT BIG has joined me on the Seniors Flourish podcast discussing the …

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How to Prescribe Occupational Therapy Home Exercise Programs Utilizing a Biomechanical Approach

Have you ever wondered, “how should I be prescribing home exercise programs” or “what type of approach is best to address my patient’s upper extremity dysfunction?”Anthony Mucci COTA, discusses how we should be using a combination of a biomechanical frame of reference, in conjunction with occupation based techniques, to help our patients achieve their optimal …

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OT & OTA Collaboration

Have you ever wondered what really is the difference between an OTR vs OTA? What are the differences in responsibilities between an occupational therapist and an occupational therapy assistant? How can we work on this OT/OTA collaboration to create successful partnerships? Melissa Tilton OTA, BS, ROH (and AOTA Board Member) talks about her passion for being an …

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Addressing Sexuality & Identity in the Older Adult

Sex is an ADL! Are you addressing sexuality & identity in older adults? Do you address a client’s sexuality or ask your patient’s how they identify? These are the questions that we as OT practitioners must ask ourselves in order to provide client centered care, keeping in mind AOTA’s Vision 2025: “As an inclusive profession, …

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