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For: Occupational therapists working with the geriatric population By: Diane Brett
The introduction of new adaptive equipment and software will: Help occupational therapists provide exceptional care and treatment for all patients. Increase patient satisfaction. Increase revenue by increasing patient volume.
Benefits of Adaptive Equipment Improve the quality of life for the geriatric population. To help restore confidence and independence with ADL’s To provide safety and stability for the elderly.
By placing this piece of equipment on a person’s finger you can measure: Heart rate Oxygenated blood levels It is essential that OT’s have this device when working with the elderly because it assesses a patient’s need for oxygen. If oxygen levels drop too low, this device will tell the OT to continue or stop the session. This device is relatively inexpensive and will improve the treatment given to each patient. Cost: $66 ADC 2100 Digital Fingertip OLED Pulse Oximeter
This functional device will give your patients the ability to live more independently. By squeezing the handle, patients with limited mobility will be able to pick up: Soda bottles Coins Remote controls Pieces of paper, etc. This piece of equipment is inexpensive. The reacher will supply your therapists with more tools to show their patients. Cost: $7 Mabis 32" Aluminum Reacher w/ Magnetic Tip
By placing the sock on the end of the sock aid, patients will be able to put their socks on independently. This piece of equipment is good for patients who have difficulty: Bending at the hip Lifting up their legs Bending the knee The sock aid is low-priced Necessity when working with the geriatric population and will benefit many. Cost: $10- $35 Complete Medical Supplies Inc. 10607A Sock Aid Formed w/Foam Handles
This piece of adaptive equipment is good for people who have: Parkinson's disease Hand tremors Loss of muscle mass in the hand and arms Weighted eating utensils will: Give patients more control and stability during meals Give patients a better grasp of the utensil Restore patients confidence with eating Relatively inexpensive Easy to use Cost: $66 Medline The 920679 - Utensil EZ Large Grip Weighted Set of 4
VHI allows therapists to design exercises and techniques for patients to do at home. VHI covers all areas of therapy, some including: Activities of daily living Amputee Rehab (upper/lower extremity) Balance Rehab Aquatic Rehab, etc Cost: $321 VHI Software Kit; Geriatric Exercise/Rehab
Patients will have a step by step plan on how to correctly do exercises. This software will: Increase patients progress Assist therapists throughout sessions Increase revenue by improving quality of treatment
The functional pieces of equipment and software program described will benefit: the patient the occupational therapist your facility!