This resource provides information focused on supporting safe and proper nutrition and hydration in the elderly at home, including the risks of malnutrition and dehydration, contributing factors, and interventions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2009). Healthy places terminology. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jadczak, A. D., & Visvanathan, R. (2019). Anorexia of aging […]
This clinical reference sheet provides an overview of major medications used to treat mental health conditions commonly seen by occupational and speech therapy practitioners. This handout includes medications such as antidepressants, stimulants, mood stabilizers, and anxiolytics, with common generic and brand names and potential side effects relevant to occupational and speech therapy practice.
This clinical reference includes a visual depiction of the stress-strain relationship that can be used to explain principles of soft tissue mechanics, such as stress, strain, total end range time, and low load long-duration approaches for managing soft tissue adaptive shortening. It also provides clinical information on these concepts related to soft tissue stretching.
This clinical reference outlines the six major determinants in normal and pathological gait that can be evaluated and treated by occupational therapy practitioners to improve functional mobility efficiency, safety, and independence. Saunders, J. B., Inman, V. T., & Eberhart, H. D. (1953). The major determinants in normal and pathological gait. The Journal of Bone and […]
November 30, 2023 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource addresses safety with medication management. There are two methods for using this activity. One method directly pairs with the Therapy Insights Medication Management Kit (Version 2). The other option is a worksheet for those without the kit. The entire activity can be completed with or without the kit.