Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Seniors Flourish Podcast | Occupational Therapy


The Seniors Flourish Podcast is an occupational therapy podcast helping occupational therapy practitioners working with older adults be the best they can be - not only by showcasing relevant interviews, answering questions, current articles and hot topics, but also to getting OT practitioners EXCITED about working with older adults, give actionable ideas that listeners can take and use in their own practice and have some FUN along the way

Jun 28, 2018

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 Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255 24 hours/day

OT’s role in mental health (AOTA)

Depression in older adults article (Mental Health America)

My OT Spot Mental Health blog post

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 safely go where they want (& need!) to go.


Clinitote medical bag

Clinitote is a luxury medical bag for OTs by an OT! Use my discount code: SFpodcast30 and get 30% off any bag


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/occupationaltherapypodcast.

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!