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Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy

The Seniors Flourish Podcast with Mandy Chamberlain MOTR/L showcases interviews with Occupational Therapy influencers, answers questions and discusses relevant topics for OT practitioners working with older adults. Let's get EXCITED for geriatric OT while getting practical, actionable ideas that listeners can use in their own practice right away. At the Seniors Flourish Podcast, the mission is simple: Helping fellow OT practitioners working with older adults be the best they can be.
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Now displaying: October, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Check out some great suggestions, treatment ideas and ways to screen your patients with low vision and help them succeed!
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Resources from the Show:

Click here to get your own Low Vision Toolbox

  • Brain Injury Visual Assessment Battery for Adults (BIVABA)- Uses the hierarchy of vision to assess the most basic visual skills to the higher level cognitive visual skills. It’s easy to use and comes with a DVD (possibly a USB now?) in which each visual test is demonstrated.
  • Self-Report Assessment of Functional Visual Performance (SRAFVP)- Questionnaire and very easy to administer. Able to calculate g-codes from assessment
  • Low Vision Independence Measure (Smith)

Helpful Additional Resources:

Low Vision Apps

  • Looktell money reader- tells you the denomination of paper money
  • Dragon dictation- voice to text app, so you can speak into it and easily see your emails, texts, etc.
  • Color ID - identifies color
  • Zoom Reader- helps you magnify text
  • Speak it! Text to Speech app
  • BeMyEyes- a really cool app in which sighted users assist people with visual impairment

 Check out Clinitote bags and use Promo Code: SeniorsFlourish10 for $10 off your clinician bag!

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

This episode is sponsored by Great Seminars and Books: Get $25 off a Great Seminars Course! Go to http://www.seniorrehabproject.com/GREAT & use promo code: SRP25

Thanks for Listening!

I appreciate you taking the time to join me this week.

If you have ANY suggestions on OT podcast topics focusing on the older adult, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Head on over to SeniorsFlourish.com/podcast.

And don't forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates and be sure to not miss an episode. Plus, it's free!

Oct 11, 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Occupational therapy practitioners working with patients that have breast cancer does not have to be intimidating! Naomi discusses how she uses pilates to treat her patients that have breast cancer, gives TONS of resources for you to dig into and specific breathing techniques to try.

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Resources from the Show:

Naomi's Book: Pilates for Breast Cancer Survivors: A Guide to Recovery, Healing, and Wellness

MOCA (Montreal Cognitive Assessment)

DASH outcome measure (Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand)

Helpful Additional Resources:

Course: Critical Knowledge for Working with Breast Cancer Survivors

OT's Role in Breast Cancer Rehabilitation/Living with Breast Cancer (AOTA resources)

Bathing and Dressing After a Mastectomy

Systematic Review of Occupational Therapy and Adult Cancer Rehabilitation: Part 1. Impact of Physical Activity and Symptom Management Interventions

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

This episode is sponsored by Great Seminars and Books: Get $25 off a Great Seminars Course! Go to http://www.seniorrehabproject.com/GREAT & use promo code: SRP25

Thanks for Listening!

I appreciate you taking the time to join me this week.

If you have ANY suggestions on OT podcast topics focusing on the older adult, I'd love to hear your suggestions. Head on over to SeniorsFlourish.com/podcast.

And forget to subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates and be sure to not miss an episode. Plus, it's free!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Geros Collective family, equipping healthcare clinicians to better serve our aging population at GerosCollective.com

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