OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH

Occupational Therapists play an important role in senior care and home care.

I have had the privilege of working with many talented and passionate occupational therapists over the years. Many patients have needed assistance with home safety, arranging home areas safely for activities, strengthening their balance and bodies, education in performance of daily activities, and much more. Many patients and families have not been aware of all the ways that occupational therapists can help to keep them safe at home.

The theme for OT Month is “Passion, Purpose, and Possibility”.

The theme for 2021 OT Month, is “Passion, Purpose and Possibility”. The occupational therapists that I have worked with have provided all of those things. They have provided encouragement to patients who were exhausted and wanting to give up, they have provided purpose in helping people regain function and abilities, and they have helped patients to see potential, with practical steps to attain their goals. From the occupational therapists that I have worked with, I have gained much insight, many helpful tips, and learned creative adaptations to help my patients remain as independent and safe as possible. 

Topics to look for this month:

  • Evidence Based Grip Strength Assessment
  • Upper Extremity Strength and Balance
  • Grip Strengthening Tips
  • Gardening Safety tips
  • Urinary Tract Health

Occupational Therapist Related Quotes:

OT practitioners know that hope still glimmers in the darkest hour.  Unknown

Man, through the use of his hands, as they are energized by mind and will, can influence the state of his own health. Mary Reily, OTR EdD

You have not lived today until you have done something for someone else who can never repay you.  John Bunyan

How we spend or days is, of course, how we spend our lives.  Annie Dillard

I long to accomplish a great and noble task: but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.   Helen Keller

Cute Gift Ideas for your Favorite Occupational Therapist (or yourself!)

Check out this cute OT notebook! (affiliate link)

Show some OT love with this OT retractable badge holder! (affiliate link)

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Say thank you with this OT Tote Bag! (affiliate link)

Here is a FREE April calendar you can download and use for patient or family care:

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