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August 2014 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

What is Occupational Therapy?
August 29, 2014 11:39 AM by Tim Banish
At one time or another you probably had to answer this question if you attended school to become an Occupational Therapist. I'm still not sure if there is an easy answer to this question as there are so many areas where OTs work. The real confusing part Read More...
A Milestone
August 20, 2014 1:44 PM by Tim Banish
A milestone is defined as an action or event marking a significant change or stage in development. Dealing with our patients as a COTA we often see their progress in small increments, but when they were able to finally achieve one of their long term goals Read More...
Hooray for AOTA
August 15, 2014 9:13 AM by Tim Banish
I'm sure most of you know I'm not a big supporter of AOTA (American Occupational Therapy Association) ever since the changes back in 1998. And as much as I'm not a member, never signed up for any emails or communication from them, an email arrived yesterday Read More...
Dealing with Death
August 8, 2014 10:08 AM by Tim Banish
One thing anyone working in Long Term Care (LTC) will have to deal with is people passing away. During my years as a COTA I had several people I was currently working with die. It was never easy to deal with, but it's a fact of life. Since most people Read More...
Let Them Eat Cake
August 4, 2014 9:13 AM by Tim Banish
Yes, it's kind of a strange title this week. What I'm referring to is working with people who are nearing the end of their days on this earth. That's something every COTA working in Long Term Care (LTC) will have to face sooner or later. I remember one Read More...