Post Acute Consulting
The conventional wisdom for improving Activities for Daily Living is to educate and re-educate and then educate again.
In reviewing the MDS, there are several areas to check related to short stay requirements. First, is the Start of Therapy assessment checked in A0310C? If there is not a 5-day scheduled assessment or readmission/return assessment checked in A0310B, has this already been done?
Administrators have multiple departments to oversee, so it is important that they have a method to determine if their therapy department is running efficiently, meeting its goals and adding to the strategic success of the facility. There are several metrics and indicators of a successful therapy department.
Stacy A. Darling, MBA, MPT, AT, RAC-CT, is the new vice president of operations in the long-term care consulting team at Post Acute Consulting, LLC.