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

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.