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.

Restraint-free, sounds good to me

Thursday, Aug. 17 was more than just the first day of school for my children. With all five now in school, it was the first day in 10 years during which we did not have a child at home.

Rehab patients are not always as they appear

We often see a phenomenon in rehab patients at initial presentation. Many times they are not as they appear.

RCS-I: Where will your rehab patients fall?

With the shift from volume in RUGs IV to a goal of value and patient characteristics in RCS-I, rehab providers should ask themselves a number of frank questions.

Speaking 'out of turn'

It is up to caregivers to determine what individuals are attempting to express, and how they should adjust care to meet their needs.

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.