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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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.
Working in the SNF environment as long as I have (don’t ask) I have encountered lots of myths, rumors, fables and tales about how therapy should operate in our very limited community.
Last week, McKnight’s published a guest editorial by Michael Hass, “Five design decisions you’ll later regret.”
The Summer Olympics are upon us. We will be seeing swimmers, volleyball players and pole vaulters striped in colorful tape again
What if your patient shows some red areas on her bottom? Typically, you’d try another cushion, another chair, another mattress and then play the wait-and-see game.
As long as the means of getting the information are protected, encrypted, and encoded, sharing information to provide care has never been easier and quicker. However, it’s our responsibility and our obligation to keep that information private.
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