A lifestyle podcast for the home health occupational therapist and those interested in exploring it further. Tackling the ridiculousness of home health and healthcare as an OT, and swapping stories, strategies and insights. With simplicity, humor and inspiration, this podcast is here to support and inspire practical solutions for the home health OT. Hosted by fellow home health OT, Monika Lukasiewicz, whose passion for life and home health is sure to be contagious and entertaining. Sign up for emails atwww.homehealthOTexplorer.com
There was a time when I DESPISED addressing cognition in home health. Dead end is how I viewed it. And then everything changed and today’s guest, Mary Platt, had a huge impact on my current fondness for this area in home health. In this episode we bite into cognition (think of it like eating an elephant). Learn how to start serving up OT to address cognition in some game changing ways. Perhaps even learn to start savoring this virtually magical niche for the immense sacredness it holds. Enjoy! Sign up for more info at www.homehealthOTexplorer.com or email episode ideas to Monika@homehealthOTexplorer.com
Time to ponder being engaged and strengths-based. Dig it. (And no, we are not talking about putting a ring on it.) However, we are digging in to the meat (pick your protein for the vegans) of meaningful and healthy living. Here are the questions: How often do you...use your...strengths? And how engaged are you with your... life? How would YOU answer this. I dare you to email a response. Monika@homehealthOTexplorer.com. Thanks for listening!
Home Health (HH) CEUs that call you to practice to the top of your license can be tricky to come by... until now. Today’s episode explores one option well fit for the home health OT. Meet Erik Listou, co-founder of Living In Place Institute and CLIPP training, as he shares about the background, details, vision and value of this training. This may be the training you’ve been waiting for!
Ready for real talk and vulnerability? This is an episode for you. Monika opens up about her journey and current juncture, and invites you to reflect on your own. What does authentic alignment look like for YOU? With the future uncertain, she also invites your unique and valuable feedback. Enjoy!
You think of it as work or a session. But to the patient, the experience with healthcare is intimate and impactful for moving forward through unthinkable happenings. How are we setting up ourselves and our patients for a journey of healing, participation, health and TRUE care? My Mom, now @PaintingMother on instagram, opens up about her recent experiences and insights on being a patient in the hopes of inspiring a transformation in how we deliver healthcare to those in need.
It can be easy to take for granted the things that have been most influential. Today’s episode is a shout out, a chance to take count of a blessing, or to be grateful for what’s positively inspired or influenced YOU and your practice. Dig in.
Grief doesn’t always feel good but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Lean in for a snapshot of an experience (and options) for if and when you find yourself riding on or under its wave. Let’s be clinically AND emotionally intelligent.
Meet Chris Veloon, a (incredible) woman with 30 years of home health OT experience. We met at my first home health gig. She was my first and most influential mentor. Gain invaluable insights and hear her new list of rules that she teaches to the OTs/COTAs she trains in home health plus real life examples of grading home health OT for a patient with a strong mental health issue. Enjoy!
What’s good about it? What’s not so super great about being a home health OT? Get a glimpse of one OTs view on the pros and cons of being a home health OT. Start getting a bit more clarity. Plus a fun bonus round.
Get the low down on some of the most eye- and ear-catching happenings at the AOTA 2019 for the OT exploring home health. This is sure to stir the pot of inspiration in at least ONE way.
Resources mentioned include Karen Vance’s Guide to Occupational Therapy Practice, Living In Place Institute, Zappos Adaptive, OT Toolkit, Saebo, Clip Different, CommunOT and more. Enjoy!
An impromptu podcast with pre-AOTA conference reflections for 2019. Live from the Phoenix airport while in transit to New Orleans, LA for the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference! This will make for interesting post-conference follow up (and surprises).
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a home health OT is like? Find answers in today’s episode! Plus learn some random tips for when or if YOU make the switch. Bonus: Check out the new Spotify playlist made just for home health OTs titled Home Health Occupational Therapy Explorer. Drive safe and keep exploring!
Mystery can be amazing but not if it’s stopping you from making a career change into a rewarding area of practice. Begin to demystify what’s involved in a home health occupational therapy practice. (Song mentioned: Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft Ray Dalton.)