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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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Nov 16, 2017

Occupational therapy fieldwork can be stressful! Check out these 7 tips to MASTERING your fieldwork through my conversation with Miri Lee OTD, OTR

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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 Brought to you by the Seniors Flourish Learning Lab

The Learning Lab is a membership helping new OT practitioners, OT students and those transitioning to working with older adults from another setting through mentorship, having resources and handouts at your fingertips and making you feel confident in your job.

The Lab is completely community driven - all OT resources, treatment videos, patient handouts, etc are at the request of the members.

Don't see something you need? No problem! Drop me a line and I will find the things you need to feel confident and evidence based in your OT practice with new content every single week.

Need support with clinical questions or professional advice? Any time! Contact me via email or get support from the private Facebook group.

What is included?

2 Short (less than 10 minutes!) Evidence Based Treatment/Educational Videos a Week
Area of Resources, Printables + Patient Handouts
Journal Club Articles + Earn Professional Development Units
Private Facebook Forum + Supportive Community
Exclusive Bonuses + Discounts
It's like having your own OT Help Desk!

Click Here to Take a Sneak Peek of the Learning Lab (and check out what's behind the scenes for yourself!)

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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!

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Oct 24, 2017
Check out some great suggestions, treatment ideas and ways to screen your patients with low vision and help them succeed!
Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher

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.

Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher

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

Sep 19, 2017

 

Why is sleep so difficult for our patients that have dementia? What are some ways to assess and develop a treatment plan by asking ourselves "WHY" and looking at the patient holistically.

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Resources from the show:

Research: Age-Related Changes in Slow Wave Sleep and REM Sleep and Relationship With Growth Hormone and Cortisol Levels in Healthy Men

Research: Increasing Walking and Bright Light Exposure to Improve Sleep in Community-Dwelling Persons with Alzheimer's Disease: Results of a Randomized, Controlled Trial

The Ultimate Guide to Simplify Your Documentation Podcast

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

Sep 12, 2017

Using the evidence to start a modified constraint induced movement therapy (mCIMT) program in your occupational therapy practice doesn't have to be hard or involve lots of equipment. Listen in to Lauren Walker MOT OTR/L talk about how her team did this to produce better outcomes for her patients who experienced a stroke.

Resources from the Show:

Get the Item List to Start Your Own mCIMT Program

Corbetta, D., Sirtori, V., Castellini, G., Moja, L., & Gatti, R. (2015). *Constraint-induced movement therapy for upper extremities in people with stroke*. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26446577

Levine, P. G. (2009). *Stronger after stroke: Your roadmap to recovery* (2nd ed.). New York: Demos Health.

Miltner, W. H. R., Bauder, H., Sommer, M., Dettmers, C., & Taub, E. (1999). Effects of constraint-induced movement therapy on patients with chronic motor deficits. *After Stroke, 30*, 586–592. http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/01.STR.30.3.586

Wu, C., Lin, K., Chen, H., Chen, I., & Wong, W. (2007). *Effects of modified constraint-induced* *movement therapy on movement kinematics and daily function in patients with stroke: A kinematic study of motor control mechanisms*. *Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 21*, 460-466. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1545968307303411

Yamashita, T., & Abe, K. (2012). *Potential treatment strategies for enhancing neuroplasticity and regeneration after ischemic stroke*. Retrieved from http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/763955_4

Subscribe here on: iTunes or Stitcher

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

Aug 28, 2017

In occupational therapy, we see a lot of patients that have edema and lymphedema. How should we be intervening? What should we be educating our patients on? When should we be referring to a lymphedema specialist? Well, you are in luck because Mandy Perez MOTR/L CLT is here to answer all those questions (and more!).

Resources from the Show:

Understanding the Lymphatic System

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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 Senior Rehab Project family at http://www.SeniorRehabProject.com/Podcasts

Jul 31, 2017

Don't worry if you missed the Documentation Webinar with Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions - we decided to record and share - some of YOUR questions answered!

HUGE thank you to Kornetti & Krafft for their expertise and advice this month. Feel free to get in contact with them at http://ValueBeyondTheVisit.com

Also be sure to get your: Skilled Terminology Quick Reference with Key Phrases for Billing and Reimbursement PDF

Looking for more documentation information? Head over to: Documentation Domination for OT Practitioners Working with Older Adults

Please leave a review of the Seniors Flourish Podcast - I love to hear from my listeners :)

Jul 25, 2017

Episode 4/5 with the focus on the PLAN portion of documentation. Do YOU have questions about documentation, management, OASIS assessments, & regulations?

Click here to sign up for our LIVE Interactive Webinar with the best in the biz - Dee Kornetti & Cindy Krafft of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions! The Webinar takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at 8p EST.

You'll get an exclusive invite link that will give you access to the Webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 8p EST, where you can ask any of your burning documentation questions!

Also be sure to get your: Skilled Terminology Quick Reference with Key Phrases for Billing and Reimbursement PDF

Looking for more documentation information? Head over to: Documentation Domination for OT Practitioners Working with Older Adults

Jul 18, 2017

Episode 3/5 with the focus on the ASSESSMENT portion of documentation. Do YOU have questions about documentation, management, OASIS assessments, & regulations?

Click here to sign up for our LIVE Interactive Webinar with the best in the biz - Dee Kornetti & Cindy Krafft of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions! The Webinar takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at 8p EST.

You'll get an exclusive invite link that will give you access to the Webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 8p EST, where you can ask any of your burning documentation questions!

Also be sure to get your: Skilled Terminology Quick Reference with Key Phrases for Billing and Reimbursement PDF

Looking for more documentation information? Head over to: Documentation Domination for OT Practitioners Working with Older Adults

Jul 12, 2017

Episode 2/5 with the focus on the OBJECTIVE portion of documentation. Do YOU have questions about documentation, management, OASIS assessments, & regulations?

Click here to sign up for our LIVE Interactive Webinar with the best in the biz - Dee Kornetti & Cindy Krafft of Kornetti & Krafft Health Care Solutions! The Webinar takes place on Wednesday, July 26 at 8p EST.

You'll get an exclusive invite link that will give you access to the Webinar on Wednesday, July 26 at 8p EST, where you can ask any of your burning documentation questions!

Also be sure to get your: Skilled Terminology Quick Reference with Key Phrases for Billing and Reimbursement PDF

Looking for more documentation information? Head over to: Documentation Domination for OT Practitioners Working with Older Adults

Jun 21, 2017
How do you (or do you?) use virtual reality with your patients that have neuro involvement? 
 
The progress and research in this area has grown greatly in recent years and it is exciting to see how occupational therapy and virtual reality will work together to help our patients now and in the future!
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Resources from the Show:

Virtual Reality Product Review

Shin, J.-H., Kim, M.-Y., Lee, J.-Y., Jeon, Y.-J., Kim, S., Lee, S., … Choi, Y. (2016). Effects of virtual reality-based rehabilitation on distal upper extremity function and health-related quality of life: a single-blinded, randomized controlled trial. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 13, 17. 

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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!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Senior Rehab Project family at http://www.SeniorRehabProject.com/Podcasts

Jun 7, 2017

Is Home Health OT for you? Talking the good, the bad and the ugly as well as documentation, scheduling and why home health is quintessential OT at its finest!

Resources from the Show:

Medication Log created by guest Monika Lukasiewicz OTR/L:

"I (Monika Lukasiewicz OTR/L) created this and have found it really helpful when I am asked to come on board to help with complicated medication cases (which so many ARE!) - Click Here to Access the PDF

E-Books/Books

Homebound status:

Objective Measures

What is Home Health?

Motivational Interviewing

Home Health Tips Articles

Flow Survey

https://otpotential.com/share/ot-flow-survey

 

Applicable CEUs:

Series: Defensible Documentation for the Home Health Therapist

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!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Senior Rehab Project family at http://www.SeniorRehabProject.com/Podcasts

May 22, 2017

How do we get out there to promote health to the older adults in our communities? What types of programing should I be doing and where do I start? 

Resources from the Show:

Book: Age Defying Fitness 

Home Study Course: Health promotion and Exercise for the Older Adult

MovingTargetScreen.com: The MTS is a performance-based functional assessment tool (Moving Target Screen) to be used with middle age and older adults to evaluate the key aspects of fitness central to optimal aging: posture, flexibility, balance, endurance, and strength.

Rehabilitation using manual mobilization for thoracic kyphosis in elderly postmenopausal patients with osteoporosis

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!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Senior Rehab Project family at http://www.SeniorRehabProject.com/Podcasts

May 8, 2017

Helping you DOMINATE documentation (or at least a step toward this goal!) with case studies, reviewing CPT codes and FREE resources to get you feeling more confident and skilled!

Resources:

Skilled Terminology Quick Reference with Key Phrases for Billing and Reimbursement

Documentation Justification Handout

AOTA Occupational Profile

AOTA Members Only: Occupational Therapy Framework: Domain & Process

Connect with Alexis!

  Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: 8alexisjoelle
Website: http://www.alexisjoelle.com
Email: info@alexisjoelle.com

 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SPONSOR

This episode is sponsored by Great Seminars and Books: Get $25 off a Great Seminars Course! Go to 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!

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*Check out the other podcasts in the Senior Rehab Project family at http://www.SeniorRehabProject.com/Podcasts

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