Home Health Occupational Therapy Explorer

Home Health Occupational Therapy Explorer

www.homehealthotexplorer.com
A lifestyle podcast for the home health occupational therapist and those interested in exploring it further. Tackling the ridiculousness of home health and healthcare as an OT, and swapping stories, strategies and insights. With simplicity, humor and inspiration, this podcast is here to support and inspire practical solutions for the home health OT. Hosted by fellow home health OT, Monika Lukasiewicz, whose passion for life and home health is sure to be contagious and entertaining. Sign up for emails at www.homehealthOTexplorer.com


24 - Going Local: Learning, networking and leading from ArizOTA state conference (LIVE)
Sep 30 • 54 min
Going local isn’t just for holiday shopping, it can be for how we support our practice areas and ourselves. Due to extreme fortune, I was invited to do a live podcast from the AZ state conference for OTs. And we dig in. Enjoy! Get the juicy links and…
23 - Self-care? Paying attention with Dan Eisner
Sep 19 • 54 min
Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’ve all heard it before. “Self care.” It’s the new buzzword. But not for this episode. OT and life coach, Dan Eisner, cracks this nut in a brand new way and how it relates to US as home health providers. You can even experiment with it…
22 - Tiny Car Concert with Jake Martini + tips on transitioning
Sep 13 • 19 min
When life (or podcast episode topics) get heavy, it’s time for art. And in this case it’s music. Bringing you a trial run of a mini concert aka tiny car concert just for you in your car. Plus, we dig in to what’s helped this Nashville musician with his…
21 - From Arizona to ArizOTa to her own experience with home health OT (feat. Heidi Carpenter)
Sep 8 • 47 min
A bright light. That’s how I’d describe this episode’s guest, Heidi Carpenter. She’s a local (and native) Arizona OT who has found (at least one of her) niches in home health OT. Plus she’s a passionate leader and lover of community and embodying OT.…
21 - Karen Vance: Mindset, documentation, evals and a CEU for home health OTs
Aug 27 • 63 min
You know how you can meet someone or study their work and it changes your world in an enriching way for the long term? Yeah, me too. That’s what happened when I came upon Karen Vance and her work (Ah hem, game changing CEU/book written with Carol…
20 - Planting a PDGM seed with Clarice Miller
Aug 18 • 39 min
You’ve likely heard it mentioned—PDGM. But what is it and how will it (or will it even) affect your home health practice? Join me for one of the first (but not the last) conversations on this important topic. OT Clarice Miller (AOTA Advocacy and Policy…
19 - Picking a company and position
Aug 11 • 22 min
Now that you’ve cracked the nut and have admitted to yourself that you really want to try home health (HH) OT, a next step to consider is looking at companies and types of positions. Start here to get some fuel for clarity. Enjoy! If you dig this this,…
18 - Transitioning: Where to begin?!
Aug 4 • 15 min
You are not alone in debating or making a transition into home health occupational therapy. Tune in for stories with nuggets to inspire and support your own path. Give yourself a potent start (or reboot) in your career. Welcome to season 2! Want emails…
3 Simple Things
Jul 8 • 7 min
Simple things can create epic results. Hear about three simple things that create epic-ish results in my home health practice PLUS ponder a question as we enter into a 3-week summer break from this podcast. Stay tuned for new interviews and topics when we…
Beyond Hiding Keys: Do-It-Today strategies for dealing with driving issues as a HH OT + another CEU option!
Jul 1 • 50 min
The road to driving for many of our clients is complicated AND important. Driving rehab specialist and OT, Susie Touchinsky with Adaptive Mobility Services, helps me address the overlap of driving issues in clients AND strategies for the home health OT.…
A Genius Invention To Know About
Jun 24 • 37 min
35 years it took to bring this Edison Award Winning product to market and it’s ready! This is a genius idea (Of Tom McMullen’s) and is now a reality that can help clients with fine motor and visual impairments (just to name a few). Get this—this invention…
What the Health?!
Jun 16 • 5 min
Ever joked about the theme among health care workers being how little they care about their own health? I’ll admit it, I have. And today we crack this nut. Enjoy! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/homehealthOTexplorer/message
Meet Mary & A Cognition Paradigm Shift for Home Health
Jun 9 • 62 min
There was a time when I DESPISED addressing cognition in home health. Dead end is how I viewed it. And then everything changed and today’s guest, Mary Platt, had a huge impact on my current fondness for this area in home health. In this episode we bite…
Engaged and Strengths-based? Ponder It.
Jun 3 • 7 min
Time to ponder being engaged and strengths-based. Dig it. (And no, we are not talking about putting a ring on it.) However, we are digging in to the meat (pick your protein for the vegans) of meaningful and healthy living. Here are the questions: How…
Home Health CEU Option: Is the CLIPP training one of the home health CEUs you’ve been waiting for?
May 27 • 52 min
Home Health (HH) CEUs that call you to practice to the top of your license can be tricky to come by… until now. Today’s episode explores one option well fit for the home health OT. Meet Erik Listou, co-founder of Living In Place Institute and CLIPP…
My Mom’s Tips for Healthcare After Being a Patient
May 12 • 26 min
You think of it as work or a session. But to the patient, the experience with healthcare is intimate and impactful for moving forward through unthinkable happenings. How are we setting up ourselves and our patients for a journey of healing, participation,…
Thank you, (Nebraska).
May 5 • 6 min
It can be easy to take for granted the things that have been most influential. Today’s episode is a shout out, a chance to take count of a blessing, or to be grateful for what’s positively inspired or influenced YOU and your practice. Dig in. —- Send in a…
Good Grief.
Apr 28 • 8 min
Grief doesn’t always feel good but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening. Lean in for a snapshot of an experience (and options) for if and when you find yourself riding on or under its wave. Let’s be clinically AND emotionally intelligent. —- Send in a…
Meet Chris + 30 Years of Experience
Apr 22 • 56 min
Meet Chris Veloon, a (incredible) woman with 30 years of home health OT experience. We met at my first home health gig. She was my first and most influential mentor. Gain invaluable insights and hear her new list of rules that she teaches to the OTs/COTAs…
Mystery Series: Pros + Cons of Being a Home Health OT
Apr 17 • 17 min
What’s good about it? What’s not so super great about being a home health OT? Get a glimpse of one OTs view on the pros and cons of being a home health OT. Start getting a bit more clarity. Plus a fun bonus round. —- Send in a voice message:…
After-Party: AOTA 2019 Conference Recap
Apr 11 • 20 min
Get the low down on some of the most eye- and ear-catching happenings at the AOTA 2019 for the OT exploring home health. This is sure to stir the pot of inspiration in at least ONE way. Resources mentioned include Karen Vance’s Guide to Occupational…
Pre-AOTA Conference 2019: A Path Forward?
Apr 7 • 7 min
An impromptu podcast with pre-AOTA conference reflections for 2019. Live from the Phoenix airport while in transit to New Orleans, LA for the annual American Occupational Therapy Association conference! This will make for interesting post-conference…
The Mystery Series: A Day in the Life of a Home Health Occupational Therapist
Apr 2 • 12 min
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a home health OT is like? Find answers in today’s episode! Plus learn some random tips for when or if YOU make the switch. Bonus: Check out the new Spotify playlist made just for home health OTs titled Home Health…
The Mystery of Home Health Occupational Therapy: A Series
Mar 30 • 7 min
Mystery can be amazing but not if it’s stopping you from making a career change into a rewarding area of practice. Begin to demystify what’s involved in a home health occupational therapy practice. (Song mentioned: Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis…
Pity or Power?
Mar 28 • 8 min
A welcome to all home health OTs (and those debating the career makeover into home health) AND a shot of inspiration for elevating our practice as OTs (and humans) in a challenging healthcare system. —- Send in a voice message:…