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November 2013 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

Why I Liked Being a COTA
November 29, 2013 8:50 AM by Tim Banish
There are many reasons why I liked being a COTA. You could always find a job almost anywhere in the country, the salary was fairly good, you got to meet lots of people and work with some great therapists. As one who moved across state lines three times Read More...
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Everything’s Covered, Except…..
November 22, 2013 8:37 AM by Tim Banish
You're an older person and you had a medical issue and now it's time to get some rehab. The natural place to go is a long term care facility (nursing home) where you have meals, a bed and therapy all in one. With private insurance and Medicare you believe Read More...
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That’s Not My Job!
November 15, 2013 8:03 AM by Tim Banish
Well I thought I would follow up last week's blog with this issue. Unfortunately this is an issue observed many times while working as a COTA in a Long Term Care (LTC) setting. Here's a few incidents remembered, and I'm not just picking on LTC workers Read More...
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What’s Our Job?
November 8, 2013 8:35 AM by Tim Banish
As a COTA, I've always thought my job was to get people better so they can resume their life. Whatever they need that I, as an OT, can offer to help them achieve that goal is what I want them to have. Of course with geriatric rehab, most of the patients' Read More...
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Promoting the COTA Profession
November 5, 2013 11:22 AM by Tim Banish
As a COTA for many years I've always found that the profession seemed to minimize our role in the therapy world. There are only a few avenues available for a COTA to advance in the profession, and most are either ignored or make little difference in how Read More...
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