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Research Article  |   June 1997
OTR–COTA Collaboration in Home Health: Roles and Supervisory Issues
Author Affiliations
  • Coralie H. Glantz, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Co-owner, Glantz-Richman Rehabilitation Associates, 1560 1ndianwoods Trail, Riverwoods, Illinois 60015
  • Nancy Richman, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Co-owner, Glantz-Richman Rehabilitation Associates, Riverwoods, Illinois
Article Information
Health and Wellness / Special Issue on Home Health Care / Ben Atchison, Michael Steinhauer, Guest Editors
Research Article   |   June 1997
OTR–COTA Collaboration in Home Health: Roles and Supervisory Issues
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1997, Vol. 51, 446-452. doi:10.5014/ajot.51.6.446
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, June 1997, Vol. 51, 446-452. doi:10.5014/ajot.51.6.446
Abstract

This article describes the registered occupational therapist (OTR)-certified occupational therapy assistant (COTA) team within the home health setting. It reviews regulations and guidelines for supervision, team interactions, and collaboration with other health care professionals and paraprofessionals. With the complexities of providing treatment in a client’s home, the team members must combine their resources to successfully achieve desired outcomes. The article addresses various areas in which quality OTR-COTA collaboration enhances therapy effectiveness in reaching established treatment goals in a realistic and creative manner.