care taking
10th Apr

Seeing Wholeness Over Weakness

Do you remember when your light bulb starting to shine…the moment your life’s direction was aligned with the field of occupational therapy? For many clinicians, their career choice was based on a specific event, individual or experience which opened their

happy patients with therapist
7th Feb

A Quick Guide to Utilizing Diversity and Sensitivity

Working in the long term care industry, we need to be aware of our communication styles and how we are perceived by the patients we serve. The Look Closer, See Me Generational Diversity and Sensitivity training program (www.LookCloserSeeMe.org) from the

21st Dec

Studies on Otago Fall Prevention

The Otago fall prevention program has been shown to be effective on physical function in nursing home residents over the age of 65. In a randomized, controlled trial, the Otago exercise program was shown as effective in improving balance, functional

22nd Nov

Policies for Fostering Clinical Partnership

Functional Pathways partners with our clients to provide elite care to residents, utilizing our expertise to do the following: Provide clinical excellence to the partnership Identify and treat the clinical needs of all residents Use a proven process to monitor

23rd Oct

5 Ways to Improve Patient Engagement and Outcomes

Take Five: How Therapists Can Improve  Patient Engagement and Outcomes Active patient engagement in their health is key to better outcomes, higher satisfaction and lower costs.  Yet, it can be a challenge. How do you encourage patients to take a more

25th Sep

The 5 Rules to Happiness

Wisdom on Happiness This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home yesterday.

1st Sep

The Benefits of Tai Chi for COPD

Did you know that Tai Chi has been scientifically proven to have a positive impact on individuals living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease? Tai Chi, which originated from China, is an exercise characterized by posture alignment, weight shifting and circular

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14th Aug

The Effects of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease has a profound effect on a person’s well-being. Meal times encompass a large part of residents’ daily routine. Much of the day’s activities revolve around the preparation, service, and enjoyment of meals. The “red plate study” conducted at

25th Jul

Maintenance Therapy

Rehabilitation therapy enhances or restores an individual’s ability to return to their prior level of function and health. The emphasis is placed on prior level of function and typically has a higher intensity and shorter duration.   Maintenance therapy helps