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Stroke patients should have access to robust palliative care, American Heart Association urges in first-of-its-kind statement

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Stroke survivors have "enormous" palliative care needs, and healthcare providers should ensure they can provide these services, according to a scientific statement released Friday by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Jimmo guidance: Document goal before you provide care

Jimmo guidance: Document goal before you provide care

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Skilled nursing facilities should not claim that therapy was to maintain a patient's condition if documentation reflected only an improvement goal.

Real-time video enhances post-stroke therapy, researchers say

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Therapists in skilled nursing facilities might help stroke survivors achieve faster progress by incorporating real-time video in sessions, suggests recently published research.

AHCA makes push for immigration reform

AHCA makes push for immigration reform

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Saying the current permanent visa programs for immigrants are "insufficient and inadequate" to meet long-term care staffing needs, the American Health Care Association outlined in March a vision for immigration reform.

Grandma has an iPad, what now?

Grandma has an iPad, what now?

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Yes, it's true: Our seniors are tech-savvy and love their gadgets. But where does this leave us as clinicians and caregivers? Hopefully, not in the dark.

Therapy robots a success with recovering stroke victims, research finds

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An experimental "socially assistive" robot has been shown to get better results in elderly rehabilitation patients than human therapists, preliminary research finds.

Has CMS gone too far?

Has CMS gone too far?

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Previously, I've explained my position on the new rehab regulation changes to take effect on Saturday (Oct. 1). However, has CMS gone too far this time?

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