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

Painful Joints
13th Jul

Pain Assessment

Pain – “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”- (International Association for the Study of Pain) What is pain? A message to the brain, pain is a

Are You Ready? card isolated on white background
7th Jul

ICD-10 Is Just Around the Corner!

We are now 86 days away from the implementation of ICD-10! Are you ready? If not, you do not have much time to waste. I do not think another pause is in our future, but you never know!! CMS and

Tina Blog Pic
6th Jul

BUILDING AND MAINTAINING A STRONG TEAM

Do you have a strong team?  Ever wondered what it takes to build a strong team?  What makes a strong team so great that others wants to be a part?  Here are some tips to help you move in the

right or wrong direction or difficult choice for answers on ques
26th Jun

Getting It Right When Things Go Wrong

In our April blog post, Client Partnership Strategy: Making Common Sense, Common Practice, we discussed the “Ten Commandments of Client Retention”.  Commandment #5 states that “client retention is not an event, it is a daily process”.  In other words, everything

Businessman giving money on dark background
17th Jun

Medicare Denials: What Nursing Facilities Should Know

  “Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” ~ Donald Trump   Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) strive for quality of care, quality of life, helping

Stealing Cookies
16th Jun

Too Many Hands in the Cookie Jar? We say no….

Therapy documentation compliance requires close attention by the skilled nursing facility.  Ensuring that your therapy documentation has met necessary regulatory guidelines is essential.  In most cases, it is the responsibility of the therapy contract provider to ensure regulations are met. 

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

Intelligence Therapy
12th Jun

Dementia Staging

Can help you… gather facts – it is hard to know what you are working with or if you’re improving if you’re not measuring create structure for making decisions – clear criteria to evaluate merits of each option and use

10th Jun

Skilled Nursing Facility Reporting Program

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act, enacted on Oct. 6, 2014, directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to “specify quality measures on which Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers are required under the applicable reporting provisions to submit