Pet Care Adaptive Equipment and Assistive Technology After a Disability or Condition – Occupational Therapy

We love our pets! Myself included. “Sixty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 percent of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted.”((https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-pet-ownership-and-insurance)) With the … Read more

Free Therapy Assessment Tools for Geriatrics and Older Adults

10 Meter Walk Test 2 Minute Walk Test 30 Second Sit to Stand Test 360 Degree Turn Test 6 Minute Walk Test Baecke Physical Activity Questionnaire Barthel Index / Modified Barthel Index Berg Balance Scale Borg Rating Scale of Perceived Exertion Braden Scale Brief Cognitive Rating Scale Caregiver Strain Index Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction … Read more

Aging in Place – Lessons Learned from an Occupational Therapist

Intended Audience General Public Older Adults Family members OT Practitioners OT Students Background According to the CDC, the average life expectancy in the United States is 78 years. Interestingly, the average life expectancy of other countries such in Canada and Europe surpasses that of the US. Nonetheless, older adults are not only living longer but … Read more