Tag Archives: occupational therapist

Leadership and Vision

Leadership Academy definitely helped me grow and become a leader for my team, my facility and for Infinity Rehab.  It has given me the tools to continue to grow my leadership skills beyond the classroom and to help others grow as leaders, clinicians and innovators.  I have learned about our values as individuals and teams and how they tie in with not only the company vision but our own visions for various projects. The development of a vision helps guide us, excite us and engage us to reach the vision’s goal.  I learned about leadership techniques and communication styles and … Continue reading

Medication Management and Therapy Treatment Plans

Do you or your therapy team members consistently work on medication management as a part of your treatment plan? As a treating OT, I would occasionally include medication management as a goal in my plan of care. More often than not, I would assume that someone else was providing the proper education prior to discharging home. I now know this was a dangerous assumption. The research shows that our patient population needs more help in managing this critical task. What is the cost of medication nonadherence in healthcare? The numbers are staggering: Adverse drug events cause over 700,000 emergency department … Continue reading

The First Annual Oregon White House Conference on Aging: A Call to Action

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On an overcast morning in the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, over 200 senior care providers gathered in the Samaritan Event Center for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to address an important question: how can we improve the care of aging adults in the state of Oregon? From senior care providers to elder law experts, researchers, advocates and resource management strategists, each one of us entered curious to hear from a colorful assortment of panelists addressing topics including elder abuse, resource management, healthy aging, access to senior services and long term care planning. Throughout the morning, panelists identified … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

Brianne Salvati, OT

To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   I went in to the profession somewhat blindly. I knew I wanted to be in healthcare, knew I did not want to be a nurse, and medical school just sounded too expensive. I do not have the inspirational story, or the life-related experience that drove me to become an occupational therapist; however, as my … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

Claire Furlotte OT

To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   My mom has the biggest, brightest green thumb and can make anything flourish with some hard work and a lot of love.  She has kept a beautiful garden in the hills of San Francisco as long as I have been alive; our home was never without fresh flowers from the garden, and every weekend … Continue reading

A Primer on Occupational Therapy

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Infinity Rehab strives to provide quality care for those we serve. Part of our commitment to quality is educating our patients and their families on what our clinicians do, how treatment can help return to them to independence, and why the services we provide are an integral part of the recovery process after an illness or injury. In celebration of #OTMonth, we’ll focus on the important discipline of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy helps those suffering from an injury or ailment develop, restore, or maintain occupations – or better understood as activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include anything from getting … Continue reading

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

Greetings! I would like to recognize all of our occupational therapists and assistants in honor of occupational therapy month. The role you play helping people of all ages participate in meaningful, everyday activities is so valuable. I have personally experienced this value in numerous ways. As a physical therapist, I have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with, and learn from, some incredible OTs over the years. I have valued the contributions many OTs have made to growing and leading Infinity Rehab to help it become the successful company that it is today. Finally, I have had multiple family members, … Continue reading