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Getting to know residents on a personal level has made LTC an attractive career option, student says

Four Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students are doing a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor. Pictured above, from left to right: Jeel Patel, Divya Patel, instructor Natasha Annette-Lawrence, Domenique Douglas and Van Tran Thi Thao.

Jeel Patel says Riverview Manor placement has steered her towards pursuing a career working with long-term care residents

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Four weeks into her seven-week placement at Riverview Manor, Fleming College occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) student Jeel Patel says she’s decided she wants to work with long-term care home residents once she completes her program in June. Read more

Fleming OT/PT students wrap up 7-week placement by organizing a fun event for residents

Pictured above, Riverview Manor residents were treated to a “tournament day” organized by placement students from Fleming College.

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of students from Fleming College’s occupational therapy assistant and physiotherapy assistant (OP/PT) program wrapped up a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor by treating the Peterborough long-term care home’s residents to a “tournament day” that featured competitive activities that were also fun and had physical benefits. Read more

Riverview placement is a perfect fit for OT/PT student who loves working with seniors

Fleming College occupational therapy assistant/physiotherapy assistant students Peterann Gray (left) and Mina Tran (right) are pictured here with their instructor, Natasha Annette-Lawrence. Four Fleming students are participating in a seven-week placement at Riverview Manor.

Mina Tran says working as a PSW provided insight into the benefits physiotherapy can bring seniors. Now she wants to deliver those same benefits

Mina Tran says it was while working as a personal support worker (PSW) that she saw physiotherapy assistants making a difference in seniors’ lives. The positive impact physiotherapy was having on people piqued her interest, Mina says. Read more

Training in LTC homes gives occupational therapy students important transferable skills

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

Better communication and learning how to work with people with a broad range of abilities are some of the skills Fleming College students are perfecting at Riverview Manor

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Enhanced communication skills and experience working with people who have a broad range of physical and cognitive abilities – these are some of the key benefits Fleming College occupational therapy students are reaping through a nine-week placement at Riverview Manor, says their instructor, Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Fleming College students modify neck brace to help Riverview resident with Parkinson’s

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris.

This is just one example of the benefits students bring to residents through placement partnership

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A group of Fleming College occupational therapy students and their instructor recently modified a neck brace for a Riverview Manor resident affected by Parkinson’s disease who was having difficulty keeping her head up while walking. Read more

Riverview Manor’s therapy partnership with Fleming College a ‘win-win’

Fleming College instructor Jeanette Boersma (standing, far left) is seen here with some of her occupational therapy students and physiotherapist assistant Jody Harris (standing, far right). The students are doing a placement at Riverview Manor as part of a partnership between the Peterborough long-term care home and college.

Residents get additional help in the physio program, while students gain valuable experience

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – A collaboration between Riverview Manor and Fleming College’s occupational therapist assistant and physiotherapist assistant program is a “win-win” for both the Peterborough long-term care home and the students involved with the partnership, says instructor Jeanette Boersma. Read more

Taking on new challenges is helping Frost Manor resident increase mobility

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane and Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here walking the halls of the Lindsay long-term care home.

Mike Lane’s persistence helps him accomplish new goals

Frost Manor resident Mike Lane is always ready for a new challenge when he’s working with the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Physiotherapy increases independence for Frost resident who set goal to walk

Resident Ala Kruszynska and Achieve Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here spending time together. Ala has been successful in FrostManor’s physiotherapy program.

Ala Kruszynska was recently able to walk, with the assistance of physio team, to her son’s car for shopping trip

When Frost Manor resident Ala Kruszynska was recently invited on a shopping trip with her son, she was able to walk to his car with the help of the Lindsay long-term care home’s physiotherapy team. Read more

Physio helps most LTC residents maintain mobility, but Joan Taylor has improved hers

Frost Manor resident Joan Taylor and physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison are seen here taking a walk.

Frost Manor physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison says Joan is walking ‘almost perfect’ with her walker

Since she started participating in Frost Manor’s physiotherapy program, resident Joan Taylor has improved her mobility and her quality of life, says Achieva Health physiotherapy assistant Debbie Ellison. Read more

VIDEO: Frost Manor resident Bill White playing piano again, thanks to physio program

 

Frost Manor resident Bill White is playing the piano again, thanks to his determination and some help from the physiotherapy team at the Lindsay long-term care home. Read more