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
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
Do you care for a person living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia? Has bath time been a struggle for you both? It’s easy to understand why that may be: All of your adult life you have bathed
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.
Statistics show that stress increases in late Fall through the first part of the New Year. For whatever reason, workplace violence also increases, particularly in healthcare settings. It is becoming more and more common to hear of violent actions performed
Wisdom on Happiness This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home yesterday.
Low Vision Vision is a complex sense, encompassing the ability to perceive detail (acuity), color and contrast, and to distinguish objects. These capabilities can diminish naturally with age. While most visual changes can be corrected by glasses, medicine or surgery,
Accountability is not only holding staff responsible for following the established policies and protocols in your organization, it can also stretch into responsibility to speak out when processes are no longer efficient. Successful organizations hold their employees accountable for established
MUE What Does That Stand For? We live in a world full of acronyms. LOL, BRB, COT, MDS, ADL, PUF, PEPPER, and the list goes on! So, what does MUE stand for? Medically Unlikely Edits What does this mean?
By partnering with both upstream and downstream providers, Skilled Nursing Facilities are uniquely positioned to take the lead across the continuum of healthcare to ensure a seamless transition from one level of care to the next. As we see expectations