A guide to library and information resources for students in the Occupational Therapy Assistants' program
Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Insider's Guide to Better Nursing Home Care
Publication Date: 2008-11-25
As the baby-boomer generation ages, nursing home care is likely to become a major social problem. New residents will put huge strains on already short staffing at a time when funding to government-assisted homes (75 percent of all nursing homes) is lower than ever. Based on her ten years of experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in many care facilities, attorney Donna M. Reed shares her insider knowledge to help ensure that nursing home residents receive the best care possible. Reed focuses on the following key points: • The legal requirements of nursing homes regarding delivery of care • The ways in which many nursing homes regularly break these laws • Detailed descriptions of how the typical nursing home operates • The responsibilities of each nursing home employee • Nursing home inspections • Residents’ rights • How to avoid substandard care • What actions to take to improve nursing home life Reed’s firsthand knowledge of nursing home care and her in-depth understanding of the legal requirements that protect residents offer invaluable information to readers concerned about nursing home care for a loved one.
Measure of the Heart
Publication Date: 2008-08-13
Mary Ellen Geist decided to leave her job as a CBS Radio anchor to return home to Michigan when her father's Alzheimer's got to be too much for her mother to shoulder alone. She chose to live her life by a different set of priorities: to be guided by her heart, not by outside accomplishment and recognition. TheNew York Timeswrote a front page story on Mary Ellen on Thanksgiving 2005. It was one of the most e-mailed stories for the month. Through her own story and through interviews with doctors and other women who've followed the "Daughter Track"--leaving a job to care for an aging parent--Geist offers emotional insights on how to encourage interaction with the loved one you're caring for; how to determine daily tasks that are achievable and rewarding; how the personality of the patient affects the caregiving and the progression of the diseases; as well as invaluable advice about how caregivers can take care of themselves while accomplishing the Herculean task of constantly caring for others. Geist's years in journalism allow her to report on Boomers' caretaking dilemmas with professional objectivity, and her warm voice brings compassion and insight to one of the most difficult stituations a son or daughter may face during his or her life.
Does Your Baby Have Autism?
Publication Date: 2007-12-15
For many years, the diagnosis of autism has centered on a child's social interaction--from poor eye contact to lack of language skills. Although the autism community agrees that early intervention is key to effective treatment, the telltale signs of this disorder usually don't reveal themselves until the age of two or three. But what if it were possible to detect the potential for autism within the first year of life? Osnat and Philip Teitelbaum have worked for nearly two decades to establish ways of detecting signs of potential autism or Asperger's syndrome by examining early motor development. This book first provides general information about the history of autism and The Ladder of Motor Development. Each of four chapters then examines one motor milestone-righting, sitting, crawling, or walking-contrasting typical and atypical development so that it's easy to recognize unusual patterns of movement.
- America's Health Rankings
An annual ranking of numerous factors that affect the health of the nation on a state-by-state basis.
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
The mission of the CDC is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats.
- National Center for Health Statistics
The mission of the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is to provide statistical information that will guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people. The NCHS is a division of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Statehealthfacts.org is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data for all 50 states. Statehealthfacts.org provides data on more than 700 health topics. The data are based on an analysis of the Census Bureau’s March Current Population Surveys and are restricted to the civilian (not active duty military) population. The state data represent 2-year averages.
- The Commonwealth Fund
The Commonwealth Fund is an organization that supports independent research on health care issues. Its International Health Policy Center surveys the health policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries.
- Global Health Observatory
Global Health Observatory (GHO) is WHO's gateway to health-related statistics from around the world. The aim of the GHO portal is to provide easy access to country data and statistics with a focus on comparable estimates and to WHO’s analyses that monitor global, regional and country situation and trends.
- National Health Policy Forum
Its mission is to educate Congress, its support agencies, and the executive branch of the federal government in order to improve the policymaking process on the nation's critical health issues
- World Health Organization
the Worls Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.
SOTA meets the 1st Thursday of the school month
Next meeting - Thursday, Apr. 10
- American Occupational Therapy Association
AOTA represents the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and strives to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Its major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services; improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members.
- American Occupational Therapy Foundation
The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF) serves the public interest by supporting occupational therapy research and increasing public understanding of the important relationship between everyday activities (occupations) and health. It accomplishes its aims primarily through grants and scholarships, through programs, and through publications.
- National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy
The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) is a not-for-profit credentialing agency that provides certification for the occupational therapy profession. NBCOT serves the public interest by developing, administering and continually reviewing a certification process that reflects current standards of competent practice in occupational therapy.
- Occupational Therapy and COTA
Site for occupational therapists (OT), occupational therapy assistants (COTA), students, teachers, parents and anyone interested in occupational therapy information and education.
- World federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT)
WFOT promotes occupational therapy as an art and science internationally. The Federation supports the development, use and practice of occupational therapy worldwide, demonstrating its relevance and contribution to society.