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.

Beware frog holes and 'I don't knows'

Is there anything more thrilling on a winter day than sledding down the neighborhood's steepest hill, across freshly fallen snow, in an inner tube? I think not.

Treat yourself to a person-directed 2018

In case it hasn't registered yet, the cultural shift from provider-directed care to person-directed care has carried over effectively into the updated state survey processes being implemented secondary to the Phase 2 Requirements of Participation.

Standing tall for veterans

Procedural memory is a fascinating mechanism, a construct of long-term memory and is the form of memory which "we learn by doing," including singing, riding a bike — and saluting, for some.

Nana and Paw Paw, lessons in person-centered care

As we all prepare for the upcoming Phase 2 Requirements of Participation with an increased focus on comprehensive person-centered care planning, we could all learn a few things from my in-laws.

Rehab Week 2017: Where's the skill?

Therapists across the nation had reason to celebrate their varied and respected skills last week. It was National Rehab Awareness Week after all. My, how the celebrations went down.

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.

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