Jean Wendland Porter
Jean Wendland Porter, PT, CCI, WCC, CKTP, CDP, TWD is the Regional Director of Therapy Operations at Diversified Health Partners in Ohio.
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The new Resident Classification System, which may be implemented Oct 1, 2018, is changing the game. I say “may be implemented” because there’s reason to believe that it may be delayed a year.
For those of us approaching the age where some of our peers are starting to show decline in their cognition, it’s certainly worth doing everything we can and exploring all options to preserve the physical and mental health of our clients.
The unmentionably difficult burden of a new MDS Section frightened and appalled all of us last October.
The Harvard Business Review spoke to an issue a few years ago that has concerned many of us in and out of healthcare for some time: “Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?”
One of the fallacies that we suffer under as therapists in SNFs is the mythology of the “Plateau.”
I’ve had the privilege to speak with two different medical entities today and wanted to share the experience with my readers and colleagues.
When we communicate that we are having staffing issues, whether or not that communication is correct, we are telling the residents and their families that we can’t do our jobs.
Most of our patients over 80 have vestibular deficits, and that’s why they fall.
In this world of RACs, ADRs, denials and incentivized payback demands, it behooves us as providers to stare back at The Abyss and defy the illogical and irrational edicts of “PLOF” as the determining factor for payment.
Patients and families, whether new to long-term care or veterans, get a first impression by our manner, our speech, and our clothes. Make the first impression the best one.
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