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9th Mar

KEEP CALM AND BE READY!

Every morning when I walk into my office, the first thing I do is say The Carmelina Pledge for Long Term Care.  I say it because I have a passion for the elderly. It’s that simple. There are times though

Elderly Woman In Wheelchair
2nd Mar

Your Care Means More Than You Know

My blogs are always about how to better market your community in order to build your census. While that will continue to be my subject matter, today, I would like to stray off course. This will be more of a

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10th Feb

Advocate!

Since 2006, we have been sitting on pins and needles at the end of each year wondering if there will be another extension of the Medicare Part B exceptions process.  Did you notice that in December of 2014, it was

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10th Feb

MANUAL MEDICAL REVIEW IS BACK!!

All four current RAs received approval on January 16, 2015, to begin issuing ADRs to providers for manual medical review of 2014 therapy claims on a post payment basis. The CMS procedures apply to claims made by outpatient therapy facilities,

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10th Feb

Lymphedema Management

Not all swelling is lymphedema. Therefore, in clinical practice it is important to understand the difference between edema and lymphedema.   Edema is the abnormal pooling of fluid in the tissues or accumulation of excess interstitial fluids. It can be

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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

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5th Feb

My Commit2fit Journey

As we welcome a new year, I encourage you to slow down, take a step back, and focus on what truly matters. Are you building a legacy? Are you living the way you feel you should? Do you have goals

Lady with Therapist playing VRP
4th Feb

Rehabilitation Through Motion Capture Technology

  WHAT IS VRP?? The Virtual Rehabilitation Platform (VRP), powered by Jintronix, is Functional Pathways’ virtual rehabilitation system designed to make skilled therapeutic interventions challenging and fun, thus improving patient engagement. Using state-of-the art motion-capture technology, VRP is able to

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4th Feb

Elite Living™ and Therapy Co-Exist in Long Term Care

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over the past decade, the death rate from falls has increased 63% for men and 83% for women.  While rehabilitation and wellness services have always coincided with long-term care, Functional Pathways

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4th Feb

MDS Coordinator and Therapy Manager: Team Within the Team

John C. Maxwell said it best when he said, “Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”₁ Relationships in healthcare are vital to the success of quality patient care. Without strong working relationships, systems will