Did you know that some of the earliest “medical records” date all the way back to around 1600 BC? Those of us who have either been around long enough or know our history recognize that healthcare providers have always maintained healthcare records to one degree or another. With the upcoming new Medicare Patient-Driven Payment Model…
Managing swallowing disorders (known as dysphagia) or helping older adults with the inability to swallow can pose quite a challenge. As people grow older or experience neurological insults, such as a stroke, dementia or Parkinson’s disease, they may suffer swallowing problems which can include the inability to swallow safely.
As in any area of work where you are taking care of people, burnout can exist both physically and emotionally. As employers in the healthcare field, we have to think proactively to try to provide the best working environment we can.
It’s no secret health care is changing and that we, as professionals, need to be a part of that change to improve the overall system. Part of this improvement involves helping patients quickly return home after a visit to the hospital, and doing all we can so they do not have to return. Therapy can help with both of these goals.