31st Dec

A Season for Hope

For most of us, the Holiday season spurs our hope and our expectation that “everything will be okay”. It is a time of reflection, preparing for the future year and resolving past mistakes. What a joy it would be for

Change
29th Oct

Change…is Inevitable

How we cope with change can provide a good picture about the confidence we have in ourselves and our ability to care for others. Functional Pathways employees are in a unique position to embrace change and make it a functional

Carer Pushing Senior Man In Wheelchair
15th Sep

QAPI and Therapy: Part 4

In continuing the discussion on the QAPI process and implementation, it is important to recognize the strengths of the IDT and additional certifications/areas of expertise of facility personnel. This “self-assessment” of the team can be beneficial in assigning roles and

Nurses Helping Elderly
27th Jul

End of Life and Quality Therapy Services

Death and dying have always been a part of our lives as therapists in long term care. Coping with family members and administering care and treatment to our residents at the end of life can be personally challenging. Often when

Businessman Hiding Face Not My Fault
15th Jun

It’s not My Job!

How often do we hear these words in the course of our work day? Hopefully not so much if the focus is truly on quality of life, improved care outcomes and a team approach to providing daily support to residents

Carer Pushing Senior Man In Wheelchair
12th May

QAPI and Therapy: Part 2

QAPI combines both traditional measures for improvement: Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement.  CMS has developed a general framework for implementing this enhanced quality improvement program in long term care, referred to as “the five key elements.” Element 1: Design and

Carer Pushing Senior Man In Wheelchair
13th Apr

QAPI and Therapy

Section 6102(c) of the Affordable Care Act requires that all nursing homes develop Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) programs. All nursing homes must have a QAPI program in place and implement an effective plan, according to CMS. QAPI challenges

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17th Mar

Digging Deep……………

When I think about quality therapy services, my thoughts often go to the many wonderful Functional Pathways facility teams I have had the privilege of visiting in my role as Quality Liaison. I think about what it is our teams

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5th Feb

PASSION ……COMPASSION……..ACTION!

Passion is one of my favorite FP core values and can be defined as a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or about doing something. Additionally, compassion – is defined as a sympathetic consciousness of another’s’ distress together