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CE Article: Creative Solutions for Implementing Occupation-Centered Practice in Skilled Nursing Facilities
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SKU: CEA0619

Publisher: AOTA Continuing Education

Published: 2019

Member Price
Non-Member Price: $34.95

Product Overview

Maggie Reynolds, MS, OTR/L, RD, CLT

Occupational Therapist and Rehabilitation Director, MJ Care

Reedsburg, WI


Katrin Volkmer, OTD, OTR/L, CLT

Gerontology Fellow, Creighton University

Omaha, NE


Vanessa Jewell, PhD, OTR/L

Program Director of Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program

Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy

School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, Creighton University

Omaha, NE


Marion Russell, OTD, MOTR/L, SCEFS

Assistant Professor, Creighton University

Omaha, NE


Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)


Occupational therapy practitioners strive to implement occupation-centered interventions within the setting of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). However, they must overcome many barriers to implement these interventions. This article describes the importance of occupation-centered practice, barriers that impede implementing authentic occupation-centered interventions, and creative solutions to overcome these barriers to increase occupation-centered practice.


Learning Objectives

1. Discuss the importance of occupation-centered practice in SNFs

2. Identify barriers that impede using occupation-centered practice in SNFs

3. Describe solutions for overcoming barriers within SNFs

4. Recognize techniques and strategies to implement and increase the use of occupation-centered practice within SNFs