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Caring for Pets Screening

December 31, 2021 by Megan Berg.
An individual’s ability to care for their pets is an important part of returning to independent living. This tool helps to assess an individual’s personal needs for the caring for pets IADL, and provides direction for setting specific therapy goals.
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Morning ADL Training Session/OT Shower Room Signs

December 30, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Often times an occupational therapist will schedule a shower or morning ADL session with an individual and find out the person is already dressed or had a shower from staff. This handout offers 2 room signs that can be posted to alert staff not to complete the activity, and provide a visual reminder for the […]
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Microwave Meals

December 30, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Cooking can present significant risks and challenges as adults age. Using a microwave as a primary cooking source can be a safer, simpler alternative to stovetop cooking that may allow clients to age in place. This resource includes the risks of stovetop cooking and many simple meal option “recipe cards” to make during a treatment […]
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Meal Preparation: No Cooking Required

December 29, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Meal prep may only be achievable via simplified methods in the facility – due to isolation, restrictions, or kitchen appliance availability. These ideas and recipes may be used during a treatment session and given to the client.
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Make-Your-Own ADL Sequencing Board: Bathing and Dressing

December 29, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This make-your-own board is for people who would benefit from visual step-by-step instructions for dressing and bathing. Cut out steps that pertain to individual patients and place them on a board in a customized sequence.
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Low-Cost Leisure for Older Adults

December 29, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This resource outlines a variety of low-cost ideas to engage older adults in leisure activities. It provides a number of assessments that OTs can use to assess levels of engagement in leisure activities.
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Low Vision Set-Up for Meals Using the Clock Face Method

December 29, 2021 by Megan Berg.
In the United States, it is estimated that 12 million adults over 40 have low vision, which can negatively impact self feeding ability. Use of the clock face method for meal setup can improve outcomes associated with intake, and this resource includes both a visual guide to clock face meal setup as well as a […]
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Kitchen Safety Questionnaire

December 27, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This resource can be used as an intervention or a screening tool to work on safety awareness in the kitchen. 
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Incorporating Plants and Gardening into OT

December 27, 2021 by Megan Berg.
Includes three OT interventions that incorporate plants and gardening into treatment sessions. Using complex, real-world interests that a person is genuinely invested in can improve performance in the specific treatment areas you are targeting, as well as the intrinsic motivation and satisfaction of the individual.
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Household Cleaning After Stroke

December 26, 2021 by Megan Berg.
This handout covers strategies and a variety of different modifications for increasing independence with household cleaning after experiencing a stroke.
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