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OT, Hospice and Palliative Care

OT, Hospice and Palliative Care

Occupational therapy practitioners improve quality of life in hospice and palliative care by helping people engage in those meaningful occupations, even if it is at their end of life. Karmella Bognot MS, OTR/L shares her experience working with people in a hospice and palliative care setting and how our role as OT practitioners is just

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7 Steps to Make it "Stick" When Teaching Tech to Older Adults

7 Steps to Make it “Stick” When Teaching Tech to Older Adults

As occupational therapy practitioners, we are well equipped with strategies and tips to adapt environments and activities for individuals. As the majority of the world embraces technology, it can sometimes be daunting and overwhelming for older adults to tackle the world of technology for a myriad of reasons. For starters, older adults did not grow

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How LSVT BIG Helps Patients With Parkinson's

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® 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 evidence, how

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3 Reasons to Decorate a Walker in OT

When you Google “decorating a walker,” all sorts of things pop up like: “bedazzling walkers,” “pimp my walker,” “decorate rollator,” etc and WOW are people creative! But how do we, as occupational therapy practitioners, actually use decorating a walker as a tool in our therapy sessions and what types of goals can we work on

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OT & OTA Collaboration

OT & OTA Collaboration

Have you ever wondered what really is the difference between an OTR and COTA? 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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