I work within skilled nursing. Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) provide medical care for variable periods of time, from relatively short to permanent. In SNFs, Occupational Therapists address a patient’s self-care skills, training in the use of adaptive equipment, compensatory techniques, and environmental modifications, as well as behavioral and mental health issues. I typically begin my […]

With how much our world is changing due to COVID-19 and how our routines and patterns have been disturbed, it is more imperative than ever to offer children structure, routine and most importantly, love. I am a school-based Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant  (COTA) and have a passion for supporting special needs children succeed and thrive […]

A long time ago my dad told me “life isn’t about what happens to you it’s  about how you react to what happens to you”. I never imagined I would be  applying that to something like a pandemic whilst working in the medical field, but here I am. I know we all have unique challenges […]

Many of you may be wondering, how do I connect my community with resources for doing and support individuals engage in their meaningful occupations amid all the barriers? Internet access is a challenge that many people experience and they are often also disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Everyone should have access to resources for […]

Due to being pregnant, I have been strongly advised by the NHS, government and health guidance to avoid patient face-to-face contact for the foreseeable future. Although initially, I was distraught at the prospect of not interacting with my colleagues, my work routines that allow the outworking of my professional identity, and above all having my […]