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Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder

Patients first: Do the little things right

Providing the right care for our nursing home should be a little thing. Not a big thing, not a struggle, not a herculean task battling red tape in your organization, and one that should allow us to use basic human common sense.

COVID-19 and the impact on swallow

Thankfully, post-acute care focus on swallow assessment and rehabilitation has improved since the implementation of the Patient Drive Payment Model.

Seeking paradise in a pandemic

When will we ever see paradise again? It may be staring you in the face already, or just around the corner.

Change, it doesn’t have to be hard

We have all heard “change is hard.” But I am here to tell you that with some purposeful planning, it doesn’t have to be.

IMPACT of an Infinite Game

Here’s a line I’d like you to ponder: Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations.

PDGM: What SNF operators need to know

New Year, new reimbursement model … for our home health counterparts, that is. Think the changes will not impact you? Think again.

2019: What was your message?

It’s time to look back at the year, learn from successes, determine areas for continued internal growth, and develop plans for future messaging.

Some ‘go-to’ rule sites for LTC pros

I continue to believe the occasional concerns, regulatory misunderstandings and questions associated with internal policy seen in the post-acute world are often secondary to a general lack of understanding of the rules.

PDPM: Redefining Advantage

Can quality outcomes be delivered with fewer therapy minutes now that PDPM is pushing other payment buttons? The question deserves a full airing.

You need to calm down …

Friday evenings in our house have a general theme as we transition into the weekend.

PDPM: Keep calm and choose wisely

As PDPM comes ever nearer to being reality, conversations across therapy teams should remain focused on ensuring care is uniquely skilled, and that therapists are practicing at the top of their clinical license.

PDPM checklist for success

It’s that time again! Time for back to school, meeting new teachers, making new friends and looking forward to adventures ahead.
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