Geriatrics

Caring for the Caregiver

This week Natalie and Jessica talk with Mallory Asbe about the role of OT in supporting caregivers of loved ones with dementia.

2020-10-20T08:26:23-07:00October 20th, 2020|

Loneliness in Homebound Adults

This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Alissia Garabrant about loneliness in homebound adults. We discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how to address issues related to loneliness in this vulnerable population. 

2020-06-26T10:38:10-07:00May 17th, 2020|

Loneliness in Homebound Adults

This week, Natalie and Jessica interview Alissia Garabrant about loneliness in homebound adults. We discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms, and how to address issues related to loneliness in this vulnerable population. 

2019-09-15T15:08:09-07:00September 15th, 2019|

Occupation-based Dementia Care

Jess and Natalie talk with Lynn Chatfield, Mary Beth Bisinger, and Danielle Norris about ways to incorporate occupation in occupational therapy for older adults with dementia. We discuss the dementia process, assessment approaches, and client-centered interventions appropriate for different levels of function. 

2019-07-26T08:18:38-07:00November 4th, 2018|

Caregiver Story-Telling: Dementia

Natalie and Jess talk with Jeff Loveland about his experience with caring for his father with dementia. Jeff is an occupational therapist, and brings a unique perspective from his experience merging these two roles. Jeff shares his experience with managing care and communicating with family members. He also discusses managing transitions in care in making tough decisions as his father's condition progressed.

2019-07-26T08:13:02-07:00March 18th, 2018|

The Role of OT in Home Modification and Living in Place

Natalie and Jess are joined this week by occupational therapist Sabrena McCarley and founders of the Living in Place Institute, Louie Delaware and Erik Listou. We discuss the role of OT in helping older adults age in place through safe home modifications and adaptive equipment.

2019-07-26T08:09:21-07:00February 4th, 2018|

OT’s Role in Promoting Driving Independence

In this episode, Jess and Natalie interview Debbie Hansen, Nevada's only Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist. They review available resources for generalists, when to refer to a specialist, and the nuts and bolts of a driving rehab evaluation.

2017-10-22T20:57:37-07:00January 15th, 2017|