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May 2014 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

Are They OK at Home?
May 30, 2014 10:58 AM by Tim Banish
If you work in Long Term Care (LTC) you've probably had patients that talk about nothing but going home. There are some who fulfill that desire, some who don't. Then there are the ones who you really think shouldn't go home alone but with help they should Read More...
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Alzheimer’s Test
May 23, 2014 11:57 AM by Tim Banish
Alzheimer's is one of the top ten causes of death. There is no cure or prevention. People affected by it normally display gradual symptoms of memory loss, leading towards total loss of control of many bodily functions up to death. Most people who suffer Read More...
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More Healthcare Dollars Wasted
May 16, 2014 9:51 AM by Tim Banish
Yes, I know I've been picking on Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) a lot lately. Now the cash fallout is hitting private insurers though, as more dollars which should be providing healthcare for people is being wasted. The real issue has been the website Read More...
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Tools of the Trade
May 9, 2014 9:44 AM by Tim Banish
The tools we use on a daily basis to rehab our patients plays an important part of meeting their goals. Equipment in the gym such as weights, exercise bands, and the like are used frequently. In addition there are other tools and equipment needed to successfully Read More...
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What Would You Do?
May 2, 2014 8:47 AM by Tim Banish
Over my years of working as a COTA there was always that one therapist who seemed to have more free time than the rest. You'd see them talking to other staff, on the phone or just loafing around. Sometimes I wondered what their productivity was, and how Read More...
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