Joan Vine and Vicky Shaw, two OTs in South East London spoke to OT News about how they applied their qualification in FaME as PSIs to their practice as OTs. Read the article here.
Petersen and Clemson write a review of the role of Occupational Therapy in falls prevention, published in OT Practice 2008. Click here to view.
In 2005 this paper by Campbell et al, showed that falls could be reduced in people with visual impairment with occupational therapy input. One arm of the trial used OEP exercises and in those who adhered to the training programme, there was a reduction in falls. Click here to view.
La Grow and colleagues have published this “how to” guide on their successful intervention to reduce falls with occupational therapy input and OEP exercises in people with visual impairment. Click here to view.
This guidance from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence is for Occupational Therapists and other professionals working with older people. It focuses on the need for tailored activity options to suit the individual needs and preferences.
To download this document, click here.
This publication has been produced by the College of Occupational Therapists (COT) and NAPA, the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People working in partnership. Evidence shows that providing a range of activities within care homes can improve residents’ quality of life. However, the provision of meaningful activity appropriate to an individuals’ interests…