14th Mar

Tips for Innovative Transition Planning

As healthcare reform continues focus on the service delivery model for rehabilitation services,  “transition” is now the verbiage to use versus the traditional term of “discharge”. As a verb, transition is the process or period of changing from one state

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2nd Mar

Partnering to Combat Parkinson’s Disease

Exciting things are happening in the partnership between Functional Pathways and the Jewish Home Family. The Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Program is expanding by leaps and bounds with therapy focusing on evidenced based treatment interventions and strategies for people living with

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20th Feb

Therapy State Practice Acts

States have rules for driving a car, catching a fish, and hunting wild game. At the same time, we also have Rules and Regulations in each state for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Speech Language

2nd Feb

Why the Brain Needs Exercise Just Like the Body

The Baseline for Brain Health As we now know, the human brain is one of the most intriguing and highly complex organs in existence. To think it was once thought only to be a radiator for cooling blood! The ancient

20th Jan

Strategies for Five Star Ratings

Understanding How Nursing Homes are Rated Nursing homes vary in the quality of care and services they provide to their residents. Reviewing health inspection results, staffing data and quality measures are three important ways to measure nursing home quality. These

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10th Jan

Resolutions and Reflection

Happy New Year! In 2017 there is much to come, such as the presidential inauguration, a historical solar eclipse, and the usual trendy fitness goals that strike each year around this time. At the beginning of every January, everyone is

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6th Jan

Changes to PT and OT Evaluation Codes

Effective January 1, 2017 Physical and Occupational Therapists will be using new complexity-based evaluation codes and a new re-evaluation code for each discipline. This policy change was discussed in the CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule rulemaking. The goal is

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8th Dec

Tips for Winter Wellness

With December here, cold weather and shorter daylight hours can have negative effects on our bodies and make wellness difficult. In many parts of the country, the air becomes dry, making it hard to keep skin from cracking; our sinuses can

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5th Dec

Strength Training in the Older Adult

Change is coming and at a fast pace. The demand for better quality care at lower cost requires new thinking. Improved practices in person-centered care is a necessity as we continue to provide the highest quality of care and services