Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder
The therapy world as we know it has been transformed in the era of COVID-19. Allow me to provide some important answers to some important questions.
I have seen recommendations that families have been advised to communicate via phone, FaceTime, Skype, and other various modes of communication. But are residents prepared to do this?
If there is a buzzword being used in our industry right now, it would be “data.” What will your data say about you?
This week has been eye-opening. I shifted from policy enthusiast to affected family member.
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.
Here’s a line I’d like you to ponder: Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations.
New Year, new reimbursement model … for our home health counterparts, that is. Think the changes will not impact you? Think again.
It’s time to look back at the year, learn from successes, determine areas for continued internal growth, and develop plans for future messaging.
With established cognitive treatment code codes published in the final rule, we are no longer lost!
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.
The new payment system has resulted in some creative MDS-related questions regarding the PDPM areas associated with swallow and diet.
October 1 was a day … I struggle to select the appropriate adjective to describe it appropriately. But it was a very long day.
Can quality outcomes be delivered with fewer therapy minutes now that PDPM is pushing other payment buttons? The question deserves a full airing.
Friday evenings in our house have a general theme as we transition into the weekend.
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.
It’s that time again! Time for back to school, meeting new teachers, making new friends and looking forward to adventures ahead.
Roosters do not lay eggs. I would say that is a fact that we can all agree on.
Freedom means a lot of different things to people. I often feel it just means getting out of typical routines and spreading out in more of a creative sense while also getting back to functional care and therapy roots.
Life hasn’t just been stormy. It’s been more like a torrential downpour that will not stop. But we all know that after a storm comes the … rainbow, new life, and a fresh beginning.
I wrote two weeks ago about Maslow’s hierarchy, its relation to caregiving, and the benefit of aiming to achieve an esteem level belonging with the care you provide allowing individuals to feel fully respected. As a refresher, our needs are built across tiers of sorts, each tier must be met before an individual can progress…