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    OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities

    OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities
    Entrepreneurial occupational therapists (OTs) are finding rich rewards by providing both rehabilitation and consulting services to assisted-living facilities and their residents. Assisted-living facilities occupy a niche between independent-living facilities and more-expensive skilled nursing homes, catering to people who are fairly independent but who need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or who suffer dementia or incontinence. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] As society ...
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    Career Guide: Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides

    Career Guide: Occupational Therapy Assistants and Aides
    Nature of the Work Occupational therapy assistants and aides work under the direction of occupational therapists to provide rehabilitative services to persons with mental, physical, emotional, or developmental impairments. The ultimate goal is to improve clients’ quality of life and ability to perform daily activities. For example, occupational therapy assistants help injured workers re-enter the labor force by teaching them how ...
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    OTAs, PTAs Ride Demographic Wave to New Opportunities

    OTAs, PTAs Ride Demographic Wave to New Opportunities
    Without even listening too closely, occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) should be able to hear opportunity knocking. "There is a huge opportunity in almost every profession that deals with the aging population due to the sheer numbers of that group," says Sandy Markwood, CEO of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, an umbrella organization that ...
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    How I Got My Job: Occupational Therapist

    How I Got My Job: Occupational Therapist
    h4. Janae Stockwell, 24: Occupational Therapist About the employer: Manor Care of Overland Park is a post-acute, long-term-care and assisted-living facility. My role: I collaborate with other professions to carry out a rehabilitation plan that will result in the patient returning to the highest possible level of functioning. How long have you been in this position? Since June. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] How did ...
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    Entrepreneurial OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities

    Entrepreneurial OTs Find Niche Consulting to Assisted-Living Facilities
    Entrepreneurial occupational therapists (OTs) are finding rich rewards by providing both rehabilitation and consulting services to assisted-living facilities and their residents. Assisted-living facilities occupy a niche between independent-living facilities and more-expensive skilled nursing homes, catering to people who are fairly independent but who need some assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs) or who suffer dementia or incontinence. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] As society ...
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    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals

    VA Offers Unique Opportunities to Therapy Professionals
    Looking for a career as a therapy or rehab professional in a top-notch setting? How about a healthcare system where the medical practice, equipment and record-keeping are state-of-the-art, the patients are considered heroes and the employee benefits surpass those most private employers offer? Then consider a career with the Veterans Health Administration, the US Department of Veterans Affairs' health service. [widget:1102] ...
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    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist

    Career Profile: Recreational Therapist
    h4. I chose this career because… I chose to become a recreational therapist because this branch of therapy deals with “the whole person.” For each patient, we assess six functional domains: • 1. Physical – gross and fine motor skills, fatigue, strength, pain and how that impacts their leisure and lifestyle • 2. Cognitive –mental fatigue, concentration, decision making, memory, orientation ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Hanna Hildenbrand

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Hanna Hildenbrand
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because of my early experiences, skills and interests. As a teenager, I became a camp counselor with the United Cerebral Palsy (UCP, http://www.ucp.org/) organization. I had always enjoyed babysitting and working with children, but had never before worked with children with special needs. The work was physically and ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nancy M. Bernier

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapy Assistant - Nancy M. Bernier
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapy assistant because 12 years ago I had breast cancer and saw first-hand the benefit that the OT assistant gave to the patient. I was an accounts payable supervisor at the time. Before that, I was a secretary, then worked in real estate and then in accounting. After completing ...
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    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey

    Career Profile: Occupational Therapist - Karoline D. Harvey
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become an occupational therapist because I always liked science. I began to consider occupational therapy (OT) as a career when my identical twin sister fell-off a horse and broke her arm. She required OT during her recovery. While working on my biology degree, I was further inspired to consider OT. I worked ...
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    Emerging Areas in Occupational Therapy

    Emerging Areas in Occupational Therapy
    The demand for occupational therapists (OTs) - professionals who help individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional limitations achieve independence in their daily living or working environments - is on the upswing. [widget:occupational_therapy_quiz] After a period of layoffs and hiring freezes spurred by federal legislation that limited reimbursement for therapy services, the OT profession has bounced back and is branching out in ...
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    Career Guide: Occupational Therapist

    Career Guide: Occupational Therapist
    h4. At a Glance • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average (23% between 2006 and 2016) and job opportunities should be good, especially for therapists treating the elderly. • Occupational therapists must be licensed, requiring a master’s degree in occupational therapy, 6 months of supervised fieldwork, and passing scores on national and State examinations. • Occupational therapists are ...
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