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

19th Dec

Looking at Care from Both Sides

It’s hard to truly appreciate how busy a care provider is during each shift without looking at their entire day. Take just five minutes. Sit and watch someone who is juggling between patients, collecting insurance information, verifying patient ID, or

19th Dec

Clinical Approaches for Atypical Parkinsonism

Atypical parkinsonisms are conditions in which an individual experiences some of the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) — tremor, slowness, rigidity (stiffness), and/or walking and balance problems — but does not have PD. Atypical parkinsonism can be due

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