22nd Nov

Policies for Fostering Clinical Partnership

Functional Pathways partners with our clients to provide elite care to residents, utilizing our expertise to do the following: Provide clinical excellence to the partnership Identify and treat the clinical needs of all residents Use a proven process to monitor

14th Nov

How to Approach Employee Engagement

If your organization is interested in having engaged employees, there are several actions that you can take to help you along that path. One of the most important actions is to bring the right people on board. In the healthcare

8th Nov

Implementing an Effective Compliance Program

Compliance — it is every provider and employee’s responsibility! So what exactly is a Compliance Program? A compliance program is a system of policies, procedures and processes developed by a provider to ensure observance with and conformity to all applicable

7th Nov

Tips for Achieving Safe Transitions with Dysphagia

An estimated 15 million people in the United States have a current diagnosis of dysphagia, and approximately one million people annually receive a new diagnosis of dysphagia. (McQuaid 2011). Dysphagia is simply defined as difficulty swallowing. Dysphagia can affect the

23rd Oct

5 Ways to Improve Patient Engagement and Outcomes

Take Five: How Therapists Can Improve  Patient Engagement and Outcomes Active patient engagement in their health is key to better outcomes, higher satisfaction and lower costs.  Yet, it can be a challenge. How do you encourage patients to take a more

Medical files
11th Oct

Payment Use File Tips

What rhymes with “PUF”? Bluff, cuff, gruff, rough, stuff, snuff, tough to name a few. How does rhyming a word relate to therapy compliance? When you read the title, and read the word “PUF”, ‘puff’ is probably what came to mind.

9th Oct

6 Steps to Minimizing Workplace Violence

Statistics show that stress increases in late Fall through the first part of the New Year. For whatever reason, workplace violence also increases, particularly in healthcare settings. It is becoming more and more common to hear of violent actions performed

25th Sep

The 5 Rules to Happiness

Wisdom on Happiness This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home yesterday.

22nd Sep

Low Vision

Low Vision Vision is a complex sense, encompassing the ability to perceive detail (acuity), color and contrast, and to distinguish objects. These capabilities can diminish naturally with age. While most visual changes can be corrected by glasses, medicine or surgery,