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April 2012 - Posts

Life of a PTA

A Working Schedule
by Allison Young
As of the beginning of April, I reduced my work week from five to four days a week. Initially, I felt guilty that I couldn't "hack" a full-time schedule and then I realized I was being far too hard on myself. My usual work day starts around 8:30 in the Read More...
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Team Player
by Allison Young
I vividly remember writing a blog nearly a year ago about the importance of being a member of the "Skilled Nursing Team" when it comes to patient care in a large facility. If I remember correctly, I was in awe of the seamless interdisciplinary networks, Read More...
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Music: The Quickening Art
by Allison Young
A friend recently shared a YouTube video with me that she found truly inspiring. The six-minute video depicts staff members from a "nursing home" describing how music can positively stimulate patients who are cognitively and emotionally shut down, as Read More...
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Suddenly a CI
by Allison Young
As I blogged about a few weeks ago , our therapy department hosted a PTA student through her last clinical affiliation. I had a blast watching her blossom into the therapist she would soon become. I casually offered her advice from my perspective of being Read More...
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