ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners
May 27, 2015

Home Health

Therapy Promotes Aging in Place

For decades, those with chronic and degenerative diseases were denied access to therapy that can help them "age in place." But a landmark ruling in 2013 changed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) policy, and now providers are setting the bar for effective maintenance therapy programs that keep patients comfortable at home, reduce costs and increase quality of life.  Fostering Independence

AOTA 2015 in Nashville

The 95th Annual Conference & Expo of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) was held April 16-19 at the Music City Center, a new 1.2-million square foot meeting space in downtown Nashville, mere steps from the city's famed "Honky Tonk District." Check out ADVANCE's exclusive coverage!  Keynote Address

Health Education for Older Adults

Older adults are the fastest growing population in the United States. Attempts to keep these patients healthy and living longer require a large portion of healthcare resources. Health promotion is becoming more popular with policy makers and has always been an important part of achieving optimal health. The key components of health promotion are prevention, promotion and health education.  Positive Environment

Blog: OT and Virtual Video Games

"I stepped into a special education functional life skills classroom last week. From the doorway it appeared to be a big free-for-all, with loud music and students, and their special education teachers and aides moving around in all directions to the pulsating beat. Typically being the last holdout on new technology, I had no experience with Wii, and this class was way ahead of me!"  When OTs Wore White Shoes