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October is OT Month!

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Often times occupational therapists work in the background of people's everyday life. OTs quietly create ways for individuals to continue to go about their days with as much independence as possible by reducing physical, cognitive, and emotional barriers .

What does that look like? Well, the short answer is "it depends". We ask a lot of questions, and our therapy is indidividualized depending on your answers.
- It depends on who you are and what your day-to-day routine entails. Are you a parent? A student? Do you work? Do you volunteer? Do you garden? Do you cook? Do you socialize?
- It also depends on what types of impairments you have and how they impact your function - does it affect how you move? how you think? how you sleep? how you communicate? how you make decisions?
- It also depends on what your environment is - where do you live? where do you work? where do you shop?
how are these places made accessible to you?

The best way to find out if an how an OT could help you is to ASK. We can be reached anytime, and are happy to chat. Meanwhile, since it's OT month, we will also do our best to be a bit less quiet and start telling more about what we do!

info@modernOT.ca
1-800-554-8118

Modern OT Services Continue with Ontario Stay At Home Emergency Response

Thursday, January 14, 2021

The provincial government has stated that health care services are permitted to remain open during the pending province-wide shutdown, scheduled to begin December 26, 2020.  Occupational therapists and other regulated health professionals may continue to operate, consistent with current guidelines for regulated health professionals.

Modern OT will continue to provide in-person and telehealth services, while upholding all mandated COVID-19 safety measures, processes and protocols as instructed by the Province and our local public health units.

The team at Modern OT recognizes the challenges that times of uncertainty can place on individuals who are dealing with physical, cognitive and mental health challenges.   We want to assure you that we are here to support you, we have strategies to help you stay on track with your treatment plan, and we will continue to ensure all the prescribed safety measures are in place to keep you, your families, our employees, and our community safe.

These are challenging and uncertain times, but we believe that as a company and community, we can get through this together.

Modern OT for Seniors

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

More and more we are seeing the importance of ensuring the health, wellness, and safety of seniors in our communities.  Seeing loved ones adapt to changes in this stage of life can be difficult.

OT is about looking at what a person needs to do and likes to do, and addressing barriers to achieving those goals.   This might be cooking, exercising, driving, volunteering in the community, sending emails, or accessing a family video call.  We understand that each person's priorities are different.

In our present COVID-19 environment, some families are unable to get together and might be wondering how the seniors in our lives are managing. Modern OT has expanded our case management services to develop the Community Care Coordinator role.  The Community Care Coordinator helps to ease uncertainties by providing a primary point of contact for seniors and their family members to manage treatment services, programs and care options.   In consultation with the senior and their family, this can include initial guidance in developing an overall plan of care within the community, to direct support and advocacy for the patient in the event of an emergency or crisis.

Modern OT – Phase 2 Reopening

Friday, May 29, 2020

On May 26, 2020, Directive #2 from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health was amended to support the gradual restart of all non-essential and elective services carried out by Health Care Providers.
Modern OT is able to resume offering our services in the home, community, and in our Ottawa, Kingston, and Pembroke clinic locations. 

Thank you for your participation!

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Thank you for joining Modern OT in an online world of creative therapy.  We would also like to thank Lisa Abbott Moore, Speech Therapist for her generosity of time and talents in the free creative zoom sessions these last many weeks of social distancing.

With the arrival spring, colours are blooming outdoors, Lisa will no longer be leading the Friday afternoon online classes. Lisa encourages all participants to take your imagination to nature's offerings, drawing and painting what you see around you.  Keep talking about it too, as art enhances communication.

Should you have any individual needs, questions, or concerns and would like to speak with Modern OT's speech language pathologist, Lisa Abbott Moore, please feel free to contact our office.

Occupational Therapy during COVID-19

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Given the rapid developments of COVID-19 in Canada, Modern OT is reaching out to our clients, colleagues, and referral sources to let you how we are using telehealth to ensure continuation of services while ensuring the health and safety of all.

We would like to assure you that the well being of our clients and our team is top of mind.  We are aware that times like these may cause additional stress for individuals, and we are making all efforts towards continuing important care and lessening the impact of this stress on everyone's health.

Telehealth Speech Therapy During COVID-19

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Modern OT's Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) explains how SLP evaluations and treatments can continue during COVID-19.

In Memory of Donna Klaiman

Friday, January 10, 2020

It is with great sadness that we mark the recent passing of Donna, a kind and joyful member of the ModernOT Family.

13th Annual BIAOV Fall Fundraiser

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Join us for an evening of fun, live music, & networking in support of the BIAOV!

Garrison Kingston Family FunFest!

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

We've got a Fun{Fest} suggestion for you and your family on September 8!