Robotic helpers may be the rehabilitation wave of the future, but they won't motivate patients too unless they're able to mimic human movements, according to new research.
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.
There is a new horse in town and it goes by the name of RCS-1.
PowerBack Rehabilitation, a collaboration between Mainstreet and Genesis HealthCare, is scheduled to open in Colorado later in May.
Post-surgical patients at a 140-year-old organization can bathe themselves in healing, natural light as they engage in therapy.
Providing the best care for our therapy patients has evolved and expanded over the past year. Our roles as therapists have broadened to include advocating for patients as well as providing services for them.
Court: Residents' 'immediate jeopardy' outweighs bankruptcy considerations, so provider license may be revoked after allJanuary 28, 2015
Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration can continue to try to revoke a nursing home's operating license, despite the facility declaring bankruptcy, a federal bankruptcy court has ruled.
Drive Medical Limited has bought Specialised Orthotic Services Ltd. (SOS), a manufacturer and distributor of specialized seating and mobility products, effective January 23, 2015. Drive Medical Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drive Medical.
What's in a name? That's a fairly topical question, given the many differing views on how best to describe the business we're in. Not that this field's identity crisis is a recent development.
Managed care will completely replace today's healthcare payment system by 2025, former White House adviser saysJuly 02, 2014
Healthcare providers should expect that they will be paid exclusively through managed care systems by 2025, a former White House adviser said Tuesday.
It's not hard to get seniors into the water to perform aquatic therapy with the HydroWorx therapy pool at her facility, says Katie O'Shea, PT, DPT, GCS, MBA, the rehabilitation program manager and master clinician at PowerBack Rehabilitation in New Jersey.
Bulk TV & Internet has announced a partnership with Consulate Health Care to more than 20 of the organization's healthcare and rehabilitation care centers.
What is the purpose of a rehabilitation screen? Very simply, we attempt to identify long-term residents' needs and possible rehab potential. Somehow, we don't really have an industry standard on what should take place during a screen.
Dedicated observation stay units could protect nursing home benefits, save hospitals $1 billion annually, researchers sayDecember 06, 2013
Specialized hospital units for patients under observation status could dramatically reduce the number of seniors forced to pay out-of-pocket for skilled nursing care, according to findings in the current issue of Health Affairs.
3-D glasses soon might be seen in long-term care facilities as well as movie theaters, thanks to a potential breakthrough in stroke rehabilitation. Stroke survivors in a study successfully used a virtual reality system to activate parts of their brain linked to motor skills, researchers recently announced.
Nurse leaders working in long-term care settings will earn an average yearly salary of $73,200 in 2013, according to a recent survey by Nursing Management magazine. Nurse leaders in subacute and rehabilitation care have seen their salaries increase dramatically since 2010, the survey shows.
A man used a false identity to gain employment at a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility where he worked for six years, authorities in Tennessee have charged.
To say skilled nursing facilities have come a long way would be, well, surprisingly refreshing. Public opinion polls show there is still a wide-spread misunderstanding of what SNFs do, how they are paid for what they do, and why it is so important to preserve the setting.
The system of post-stroke care warrants increased attention in light of a study showing people have poor quality of life in the years following a stroke, according to researchers.
All stroke patients should have access to rehabilitation, skilled nursing care: American Heart AssociationSeptember 03, 2013
Every person who has a stroke should have access to needed rehabilitation and skilled nursing services regardless of how they are financing their healthcare, according to a new policy recommendation from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
When I was a child, I had various non-life-threatening medical problems. Any treatment involved a lengthy discussion with my healthcare provider. Which is why I started laughing when I came across an example Mark V. Williams, M.D., a professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, uses to explain "teachback.
As the scrutiny continues to increase on rehabilitation documentation, finding ways to document objectively has become a major focus for just about everyone involved.
By negotiating now, a nursing home can have a strong voice in an Accountable Care Organization. Otherwise, ACOs will come to nursing homes in two or three years with a "take it or leave it" proposition, according to John Durso, a partner at the law firm of Ungaretti & Harris LLP and a McKnight's Expert columnist.
Skilled nursing facilities that delay joining an Accountable Care Organization will likely be losers in the healthcare marketplace, according to John Durso, a partner at the law firm of Ungaretti & Harris LLP. Durso recently offered tips for nursing homes that are negotiating to join an integrated care network.
Left brain language function is linked to better post-stroke recovery from aphasia, researchers findApril 05, 2013
After a stroke, adults rely on their left hemisphere to preserve language function or recovery, new research suggests. This discovery could open up new rehabilitation strategies, researchers say.
Tennessee-based nursing home operator Grace Healthcare LLC will pay the federal government more than $2.7 million, settling charges that Grace violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare for unnecessary rehabilitation therapy.
Over the past 63 years, 11 presidents have come and gone, wars have been won and lost, and the long-term care industry has experienced a roller-coaster of changes. But one thing has remained consistent: Nora Morant has served residents at Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center of the Jewish Association on Aging.
Instead of spending more time doing hands-on patient care, therapists who work with Medicare beneficiaries have been strapped with increased administrative tasks, sometimes leading to delayed services, or worse.
It's no secret health care is changing and that we, as professionals, need to be a part of that change to improve the overall system. Part of this improvement involves helping patients quickly return home after a visit to the hospital, and doing all we can so they do not have to return. Therapy can help with both of these goals.
Life Care Centers of America denies massive Medicare fraud charges; judge criticizes feds in secret whistleblower caseDecember 05, 2012
A U.S. District Judge has called federal prosecutors' years-long delay in announcing a Medicare fraud case involving one of the nation's largest nursing home companies "absurd."