Today was a very stressful day for the therapist I have been observing. As an Occupational therapist, she has assisted people thus far while working with me with showering, toileting, as well as dressing. This will be a good thing for me to consider in my future for what area of work I would prefer.
Another day observing the occupational therapist. Today, we focused primarily on the needs of the patients at the Memory Care area of the Spring Village site. I was able to do activities with the patients for both fine motor, gross motor, and perceptual skills. I am learning how to be creative in regards to patient treatment.
Today, was my first day volunteering with the Occupational Therapist on site. It was a great experience to not only learn about the field, but also to get to know the residents and how I can help them more during my time volunteering. On my first day, I learned how to properly assist and elderly women transfer from her bed to her wheelchair and vice versa.