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 (www.LookCloserSeeMe.org) 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

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

care taking
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