Grandmother-level quality

My grandmother decided to have an elective knee replacement — at 89 years of age — followed by a stay for rehab in a skilled nursing facility. Quality matters to her and therefore I wanted to know that she would receive the same quality care during her recovery. How could we do that?

Caregiver Unburdened

Being a CNA, nurse, or therapist is also a big job requiring us to make decisions daily on when to care and when to allow those we serve to demonstrate their independence with tasks.

Head, shoulders, curbs and elbows

In our post-acute world if we depend on basics alone, we limit ourselves in the specificity of measures we can achieve.

RCS-Done ... Tech Support, please!

I was all ready for my presentation on RCS-I, and then I literally lost power and had the run yanked out from under me at the same time.

Motherhood, the job that gets you somewhere

Motherhood and its life lessons take the cake when it comes to making connections with therapy patients.

Therapy plans shouldn't be written in stone

What is your preferred writing tool? Pen? Pencil? Do you take notes in color? Use highlighters? I'm sure I'm not the only one judging you by this.

Hurts all over: pain in dementia

"Mommy, I hurt all over." Day 2 of the stomach virus last week and my sweet Isaac was seeing no relief. Day 3 of the stomach virus and Isaac realized how much he missed school.

The who, what and why of CPT Codes

My introduction to CPT codes came in May of 2005. A new graduate speech language pathologist, I can still see the memo clearly in my mind posted on a corkboard in the therapy gym. And then came the questions: Why? What? When?

Whose story does your therapy documentation tell?

Therapy documentation should tell a story.

Love hurts PAC relationships

When it comes to developing strategic partnerships across the post-acute care spectrum, love can cloud our judgment.

Rehab Realities

Rehab Realities is written by Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT.  She currently serves as Director of Clinical Education for Encore Rehabilitation and acts as editor of Perspectives on Gerontology, a publication of the American Speech Language Hearing Association.