Therapist with patient
26th Feb

What is the Patients Over Paperwork Program?

Several of our clinical teams recently experienced something new…CMS representatives arrived at their facility to assess compliance with a new initiative Patients Over Paperwork. In preparation for this process, review the following information, taken directly from   What is

13th Feb

Medicare Part B Therapy Caps Repealed!

February 9, 2018 was a historical day: for over twenty years, providers have been advocating for Medicare Part B beneficiaries to receive medically necessary therapy services that exceed a capped amount! Our voices were heard, and the President signed the

happy patients with therapist
7th Feb

A Quick Guide to Utilizing Diversity and Sensitivity

Working in the long term care industry, we need to be aware of our communication styles and how we are perceived by the patients we serve. The Look Closer, See Me Generational Diversity and Sensitivity training program ( from the

24th Jan

Pathways to Fall Prevention

Pathways to Fall Prevention is Functional Pathways’ program that partners with interdisciplinary team members in nursing facilities to provide individualized, person-centered care, and improve fall care processes and outcomes. Many facilities have fall programs in place and while not all

Walking In The Park
24th Jan

Patient Safety: Always in the Forefront

Post Acute Care is obliged to deliver care that provides better outcomes, in a shorter period of time, all the while ensuring that patient safety is in the forefront. We are responsible for increasing efficiencies without sacrificing safety. There are

15th Jan

How to Make 2018 Your Healthiest Year Yet

Since the dawn of time, humanity has used numbers to mark progress. The Babylonians, Egyptians and Greeks were among the first to do so, using clay tablets with symbols of geometry inscribed on them to measure everything from the distances

12th Jan

Urinary Incontinence: Hold it Right There!

More than 13 million people in the United States, male and female, young and old, experience incontinence. 50% or more of elderly people are incontinent. Women are 2x as likely as men to experience incontinence due to women’s health, childbirth,

3rd Jan

2018 Medicare Part B “Hard Cap”

As you probably already know, there is a Medicare Part B “Hard Cap” that went into effect 1/1/18 because Congress didn’t act to extend the exceptions process nor did they repeal the therapy caps altogether.  As a result, residents receiving

21st Dec

Studies on Otago Fall Prevention

The Otago fall prevention program has been shown to be effective on physical function in nursing home residents over the age of 65. In a randomized, controlled trial, the Otago exercise program was shown as effective in improving balance, functional