Ambulation, Part 1: Patient Refuses
It's not uncommon for patients in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) to refuse therapy. Observe how the physical therapy assistant attempts to help his patient ambulate, and how she responds.
Ambulation, Part 2: Patient Complies
This morning this patient refused therapy. This afternoon the patient complies. Observe how the physical therapy assistant prepares his patient for ambulation and ambulates with her in a skilled nursing facility (SNF).
Dementia Part 1: Grooming and Hygiene
This 75-year-old woman, diagnosed with dementia, finds self care activities at the sink difficult to perform. The occupational therapist gives verbal cues and assistance to help her complete the task.
Dementia Part 2: Doffing Socks
Doffing socks is a difficult task for this 75 year old woman diagnosed with dementia. The patient is unable to complete the task so the occupational therapist guides and assists with physical and verbal cues.
Dementia Part 3: Donning Socks
Dementia interferes with learning new tasks. This 75 year old woman attempts to use a sock aid to donn socks but has difficulty. The occupational therapist shares her thoughts on the patient’s status and how to proceed.