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Benefits of Social Media for OT Development

8/9/2018
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In this episode of the Seniors Flourish Podcast, we are chatting about all things Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Podcasting to enhance your OT professional development. What are your favorite podcasts - leave us a comment! Learn More About Our Sponsors: Promenaid is the world’s first code-compliant continuous handrail combining elegance, versatility, and easy installation. Promenaid handrails can climb stairs and navigate any corner or change in slope so your patients can...

Duration:00:31:00

Occupational Therapy in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF)

8/8/2018
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What is it like to be an occupational therapy practitioner working in a skilled nursing facility (SNF)? We will be digging into a typical day and discussing the pros and cons of working with older adults in this setting. Anything you would love to add - leave us a comment! Resources From the Show: Purpose Therapy Box Learn More About Our Sponsors: Promenaid is the world’s first code-compliant continuous handrail combining elegance, versatility, and easy installation. Promenaid...

Duration:00:52:28

Pros and Cons of Transitioning from COTA to OTR

7/26/2018
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In this episode of the Seniors Flourish Podcast, we will be talking about if going from COTA to OTR is right for you. Lot's of pros and cons - get out your paper and start writing them down! Resources From the Show: Article: Should You Transition From COTA to OTR? The Pros and Cons of Making The Leap Learn More About Our Sponsors: Promenaid is the world’s first code-compliant continuous handrail combining elegance, versatility, and easy installation. Promenaid handrails can climb...

Duration:00:22:36

Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question: AOTA Choosing Wisely Campaign

7/13/2018
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Resources from the Show: AOTA Choosing Wisely Campaign: Five Things Physicians and Patients Should Question Kettle Test Cognitive Performance Test (CPT) This episode of the Seniors Flourish Podcast is brought to you by Promenaid Promenaid is the world’s first code-compliant continuous handrail combining elegance, versatility, and easy installation. Promenaid handrails can climb stairs and navigate any corner or change in slope so your patients can safely go where they want (&...

Duration:00:25:05

Fall Prevention

7/5/2018
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How can occupational therapy practitioners truly address falls with our patients? Marla Pomperanz talks about how it is not just balance assessments and environmental modifications and how we need to address our patients holistically to make the most impact in the lives of our patients! Resources from the Show: Matter of Balance Call 2-11: local community resource line TUG balance test More Cowbelt: custom gait belts Connect with Stephanie Via Twitter @theoutloudot and check out...

Duration:00:51:38

OT's Role in Mental Health and Depression in a Physical Disability Setting

6/28/2018
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Are you addressing depression with your patients that are older adults when working in a physical disability setting? In this week's Seniors Flourish Podcast Betweenisode, Mandy and Sarah chat about how it is imperative that we are listening to our patients and addressing their mental health in any setting. We also talk about how we can easily assess for depression and provide the resources our patients need. Resources from the show: Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) National Suicide...

Duration:00:23:43

OT Diversity, Inclusivity and Implicit Bias

6/20/2018
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How can we as occupational therapy practitioners be more client center through awareness of our own implicit biases? Stephanie Lancaster OTR, shares tips and resources on ways we can learn more about diversity, inclusivity and help us be better practitioners. Don't miss an episode! Subscribe here on iTunes, Stitcher, or any podcast app Resources from the Show: Resource list click here Connect with Stephanie Via Twitter @theoutloudot and check out her podcast, On the Air This episode...

Duration:00:56:43

Pros and Cons of Working PRN OT

6/13/2018
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On this Seniors Flourish Betweenisode, Mandy and Sarah chat about the pros and cons of working PRN as an occupational therapy 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 our sponsors Promenaid is the world’s first code-compliant continuous handrail combining elegance, versatility, and easy installation. Promenaid handrails can climb stairs and navigate any...

Duration:00:24:08

Changing the Culture of Nursing Homes Through "Flipping SNFs"

6/6/2018
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Samia Rafeedie OTD, OTR/L, BCPR, CBIS shares her passion for “Flipping SNFs” - where occupational therapy can serve as a catalyst to change the culture of a nursing home through shared governance and empowering not only our residents, but frontline workers, as well. Resources from the Show This episode of the Seniors Flourish Podcast is brought to you by Promenaid Promenaid is the world’s first code-compliant continuous handrail combining elegance, versatility, and easy installation....

Duration:01:05:41

Productivity Standards (and Ethics!) in Today's Occupational Therapy World

5/9/2018
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Productivity standards in occupational therapy is a hot topic! Shannon Bertch OTR discusses what she learned from attending many courses on productivity and ethics at the AOTA Conference this year, as a way to gain knowledge, collect tips and optimize client centered care, all while maintaining professional responsibility. Resources from the Show: 8 Productivity Tips for Occupational Therapists Working in SNFs Seniors Flourish Podcast: Being an Authentic OT Practitioners in Today's...

Duration:01:09:17

Acute Care + Occupational Therapy

4/12/2018
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What is Occupational Therapy's role in Acute Care? Sarah Stromsdorfer MS, OTR from myOTspot.com talks about the best parts and the challenges of being a practitioner in this role. She also talks about acute care treatment ideas and assessments used. Resources from the Show: Focusing on Occupation in Occupational Therapy Podcast (#1 downloaded Seniors Flourish episode!) Occupational Therapy Intervention In Acute Care Occupational Therapy in Acute Care Research: Higher hospital spending...

Duration:00:46:40

Cross Discipline Collaboration in Occupational Therapy

3/28/2018
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Why should we and how can occupational therapy practitioners better collaborate with other disciplines - not just in the workplace. Guest Nichole Kain OTR/L, MA, CAPS shares why this is such an important aspect of the OT profession! From the Chat: Podcast: Occupational Therapy Leadership: The Seniors Flourish Story - OT Miri interviews Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L Rebuilding Together Homeandplace.com/podcast Research Article: With Whom Do Researchers Collaborate and Why This episode is...

Duration:00:51:39

Coping Strategies for Pelvic Pain in Older Adults

3/16/2018
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How can occupational therapy practitioners help our older adult patients that have chronic pelvic pain? Guest Allison Landry OT, gives some practical examples and tools to help you better serve older adults. Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the Show: OPTP Smart Roller Sits Pads for prolonged sitting Squatty Potty Voiding Diary Bladder Irritants Calm & Headspace free apps for mindfulness/breathing Simplify Your Documentation Podcast Explain Pain by David...

Duration:00:44:43

Promoting Resilience After a Stroke

2/28/2018
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Learn how occupational therapy practitioners can help our patients with a stroke be resilient, stay positive and tackle depressive symptoms. Guest Alexandra Terrill PhD and her team of occupational therapy student researchers are learning ways to increase quality of life for those who have experienced a stroke and their care partners. Resources from the Show: List of Activities to Help Patients be Resilient After a Stroke LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR This episode of the Seniors...

Duration:00:36:42

Parkinson's and Exercise (Let's get Rock Steady!)

2/15/2018
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Our patients with Parkinson's Disease need to be challenged by occupational therapy practitioners! In this episode, Chad Moir, OTS discusses how he is honoring his mother's legacy by helping others live with PD - working with them through exercise and the Rock Steady program, as well as a wellness group and social support, all while finishing up his OT degree. He is helping them live life to the fullest! SeniorsFlourish.com/parkinsonsandparkinsons Resources from the Show: DopaFit Rock...

Duration:00:41:20

Understanding Dementia + Building Skills for Engagement

1/25/2018
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Occupational therapy is such an amazing profession to address the challenges of our patients with dementia. But how can we truly use our skills to engage our patients, teach staff and care partners these skills and help our patient's thrive? My guest Jenna Mele OTD, OTR/L, CCCM, RYT, gives some great tips, resources and practical ways to work with our patients that have dementia so they can be as independent and successful as possible! LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR This episode of the...

Duration:00:59:57

Occupational Therapy Leadership: An Entrepreneurial Journey

1/10/2018
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Occupational Therapy Entrepreneurship: How can we, as OT practitioners, be leaders and how can we utilize our voices to effect meaningful change. Miri Lee OTD, OTR from OTMiri.com takes over the Seniors Flourish Occupational Therapy Podcast to interview me, Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L, on my Occupational Therapy leadership journey and digs into how and why I started SeniorsFlourish.com. Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher Resources from the Show: Avoid Occupational Therapy burnout...

Duration:01:03:33

Using Therapeutic Use of Self to Maximize Outcomes in Occupational Therapy

12/14/2017
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Using Therapeutic Use of Self is such a handy tool to have in your Occupational Therapy toolbox and can be used in any setting, from SNF and home health to acute care and outpatient! This is a great conversation with fellow OT, Michelle Yeramian discussing how to use it in everyday practice to maximize your rapport and results with your patients. This episode is brought to you by the Seniors Flourish Learning Lab Membership The Learning Lab is a membership helping new OT...

Duration:00:47:16

Mastering Fieldwork: 7 Tips I Wish I'd Known

11/15/2017
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Occupational therapy fieldwork can be stressful! Check out these 7 tips to MASTERING your fieldwork through my conversation with Miri Lee OTD, OTR iTunesStitcher Resources from the Show: Check out here: OT Fieldwork Quick Guide of "7 Tips I Wish I'd Known" pdf Connect with my guest Miri Lee OTD, OTR (OT Miri): YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mirilee Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OTmiri Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ot_miri Email: contact@otmiri.com This Episode is...

Duration:01:02:45