Rehab Realities by Renee Kinder
Spring is in the air. I feel it. I see it. It must be coming. My 11-year-old, Joseph, said it best over the weekend … “Mommy there is something different about the smell of the air outside, it brings back memories for me, like winter will soon be over.” We were outside this weekend for…
Ever receive the exact right message at the right time? It happened to me last night at 9:21 p.m. EST. A simple email of thanks and kindness landed in my inbox. A thanks, really at that time undeserved, and while I was in a panic over an errored ICD-10 coding report I had created for…
As we shift gears into 2021, we can all agree, no one wants to look back. You see the theme everywhere. People want to evolve and learn from 2020. However, no one wants to go in reverse. Driving in the rearview is never a good idea. Thank goodness for automatic brakes, that forced reminder to…
Paul Harvey on the radio in the mornings was not something I appreciated as a child. We lived on a farm outside of town. My mom, a reporter, always had to be at work early, and the long, crack-of-dawn car rides to school often included tales from “The Rest of the Story.” Living on the…
The biggest challenge to the therapy industry can still be answered this week, but help is needed.
If the past 12 months have been anything for those serving in long-term care, it has been traumatic. With that said, we have risen to the occasion.
Tuesday night pizza at the Kinder home while watching election returns somehow brought up the phrase “choose kindness.” Just the right message we all need.
We must dig deep, assess the unique coloring in any “heaviness” in our patients and understand what may be just below the surface.
Imagine for a moment being trapped in your own mind. Unable to form words, unable to understand others.
Therapy providers and teams need to have a fundamental understanding of how their coding practice, clinical trending and reimbursement levels compare to others in their state and across the nation.
Let’s face it: COVID-19 is here to stay for a while and as our summer season ends another season is on the way. Flu season.
We are one week ahead of a historic Kentucky Derby, and I ask you: Is your rehab provider wearing blinders?
If we have learned anything during this pandemic it is that we cannot go at this alone.
My household smells like the inside of a swimming pool. Literally, only Clorox will do. Walls, floors, bathrooms, kitchen, even in the laundry. Everyone here has some piece of clothing that has suffered with the proof shown in spot, discoloration and fading.
As we soak up the summer heat, look longingly for the days of normal life, and seek the structure back to school season provides, let us refocus on lessons learned.
COVID-19, we are navigating your blinding and winding path and will arise from grips stronger than ever.
There is much being said about the precious nature of life these days.
If at first you don’t succeed, keep justifying yourself until you get a win from federal regulators. That has to be the mantra for therapy providers and others during this pandemic.
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.
Thankfully, post-acute care focus on swallow assessment and rehabilitation has improved since the implementation of the Patient Drive Payment Model.