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Brain Injury Recovery O-Tip of the Week: Set Reminders

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Occupational Therapists are a vital part of a team of professionals that assist with the rehabilitation from brain injury.  Therefore, for the month of June, our series will be providing solutions to assist with some of the common cognitive deficits that can result from brain injury. 

Take advantage of the helpful technology that surrounds us!  Setting a timer on your phone, smart home device, watch, stove or kitchen timer can help you to remember to pause and check in with yourself, preventing you from overexerting yourself.  Smart home devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo are great as you can ask them to remind you of certain things like when to take a break, upcoming appointments, when to take medications, and more.  

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Brain Injury Recovery O-Tip of the Week: There’s an App for That!

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Occupational Therapists are a vital part of a team of professionals that assist with the rehabilitation from brain injury.  Therefore, for the month of June, our series will be providing solutions to assist with some of the common cognitive deficits that can result from brain injury.

Remember the old Apple commercials… “There’s an app for that!”  Well, isn’t that the truth.  You can find apps for just about anything, and in fact, there are some great apps that can assist with memory and cognition for those who are recovering from a brain injury.  Some of these apps are summarized below:

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Brain Injury Recovery O-Tip of the Week: This Handy Device Can Help You Find Your Keys

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Occupational Therapists are a vital part of a team of professionals that assist with the rehabilitation from brain injury.  Therefore, for the month of June, our series will be providing solutions to assist with some of the common cognitive deficits that can result from brain injury. 

This tip definitely does not only apply to those recovering from brain injury… If you’re someone who is always misplacing your keys and/or wallet (or other items) this helpful piece of technology is for you!  Tile is a small Bluetooth tracking device you can attach to a keychain, slip into your wallet or attach to anything you frequently have to search for.  This device syncs with an app on your smartphone that will allow you to easily locate your items when in need – saving you a lot of time, effort and frustration!

Learn more here: https://www.thetileapp.com/en-us/how-it-works

 

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Brain Injury Recovery O-Tip of the Week: Create a Medical Appointment Notebook

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month.  Occupational Therapists are a vital part of a team of professionals that assist with the rehabilitation from brain injury.  Therefore, for the month of June, our series will be providing solutions to assist with some of the common cognitive deficits that can result from brain injury. 

Recovering from a brain injury, or injury/illness of any kind, often means frequent meetings and appointments with numerous healthcare professionals.  From Occupational Therapists to Physiotherapists, Family Doctors to  Neurologists, it can be difficult for individuals to keep straight who said what, let alone be able to share this information with family and/or caregivers who need to know.  We suggest using a single notebook that has dividers so a section for each healthcare professional can be created.  This book should be taken to each appointment and the important information can be recorded.  This will help keep the patient and their loved ones organized and informed.

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O-Tip of the Week: Simple Solution to Steady a Cutting Board

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

For the month of May, our O-Tip series will showcase some creative solutions using a commonly found household item – rubber bands.

Stop a cutting board from sliding by wrapping thick elastic bands around it.  The rubber bands create a non-slip board allowing you to work safely.

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O-Tip of the Week: How to Keep Clothes Hanging On

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

For the month of May, our O-Tip series will showcase some creative solutions using a commonly found household item – rubber bands.

Attaching rubber bands to the end of your hangers will ensure your clothes never slip off when you’re searching through to find the perfect outfit!

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O-Tip of the Week: Open Jars with Ease

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

For the month of May, our O-Tip series will showcase some creative solutions using a commonly found household item – rubber bands.

Are you always struggling to open stubborn lids on jars?  No need to struggle anymore!  Simply wrap a thick elastic band around the lid and twist.  No need to purchase fancy gadgets with these free helpful tools in your kitchen drawer.

 

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O-Tip of the Week: A Non-Slip Solution Care of Rubber Bands

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

For the month of May, our O-Tip of the Week series will showcase some creative solutions using a commonly found household item – rubber bands.

For someone who is lacking grip strength or for kids needing to use “glass” glasses wrap elastic bands around the glass to create a non-slip surface.

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Organization O-Tip of the Week: What to do with Those Rolls of Wrapping Paper

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

Did you know that being organized can help you to reduce stress?  Spring is around the corner, and with it comes Spring Cleaning!  Therefore, for the month of April, our O-Tip of the week series will share some of the best tips to help you get organized because an organized space is a healthier space!

Due to Birthdays, new babies, weddings, and more there always seems to be a gift to wrap, therefore in our household we always have rolls of paper, gift bags, and bows on hand.  This consumes valuable storage space and can become quite messy if not organized properly.  Why not try using vertical space to store these items?  Try large hooks or magazine holders to neatly organize your gift bags and try plastic bag holder affixed to the wall to effortlessly keep all your paper rolls together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo care of onegoodthingbyjillee.com

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Organization O-Tip of the Week: Make Room by Rolling

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

Did you know that being organized can help you to reduce stress?  Spring is around the corner, and with it comes Spring Cleaning!  Therefore, for the month of April, our O-Tip of the week series will share some of the best tips to help you get organized–  because an organized space is a healthier space!

Is it time to give your linen closet a makeover?  Create additional space and keep towels fresh by rolling and stacking them to store.  This rolling trick doesn’t just apply to bath towels but works for kitchen linens too.  Give it a try and you may end up with more spacious storage spaces.