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Back on my feet

June 19, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

After some missteps, the nurse manager told resident blogger Kathleen Mears she can once again stand to transfer. 

The risks of being home alone

June 15, 2017  |  Kaiser Health News
news

Seniors can jeopardize their health when they refuse home health services after being discharged from the hospital. 

A change in dosage

June 12, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Resident blogger Kathleen Mears shares how having her antidepressant adjusted has impacted her quality of life for the worse.

Mobility aids increase falls risk with dementia

May 30, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Researchers examine the likelihood of falling when people with dementia use a cane or walker. 

Getting a lift

May 22, 2017  |  Kathleen Mears
blog

Hoyer lifts may help staff feel more secure about resident transfers, but blogger Kathleen Mears feels more uncomfortable and less independent when she can’t stand on her own two feet. 

Physical therapy: Experience vs. equipment

April 26, 2017  |  Kristy Brown and Debbie Hanka
article

Physical therapists must balance high-tech tools with acquired tricks of the trade to help patients get better, and stay better. 

Interdisciplinary rehab helps seniors with chronic pain

March 28, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

New findings suggest that the more people at the rehabilitation table, the more seniors with chronic pain benefit. 

The therapy coding overhaul

March 24, 2017  |  Caralyn Davis
article

CMS's recent changes to therapy code sets are rocking the provider world. This primer will help your facility transition to the new CPT codes and the new Medicare reimbursement rules that are coming next.

Volunteers of America buys into Centrex Rehab

February 9, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

Nonprofit Volunteers of America has become part owner of Centrex Rehab, allowing the company to nearly double in size.

Providers, Medicare renew battle over therapy services

February 1, 2017  |  Susan Jaffe, Kaiser Health News
news

Four years after the Jimmo court case, Medicare officials, providers and senior advocates still can't agree on how to handle ongoing therapy services for patients who aren't improving.

A co-managed approach to hip fractures

February 1, 2017  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor
news

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) is pairing geriatricians and geriatrics-trained clinicians with orthopedic surgeons to improve outcomes for seniors with hip fractures.

Therapy billing fraud: When will LTC learn?

January 19, 2017  |  Tom Ealey
article

Providers who overbill or fudge their therapy services are on the DOJ’s radar more than ever. So why is there still so much therapy billing fraud?

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