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Due Diligence in Aphasia Education

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Jennifer Flanagan, SLP

June is National Aphasia Awareness Month, dedicated to increasing awareness of the communication disorder that affects a person’s ability to speak, read, write and/or listen. Debra Kirchhoff, SLP is an advocate for therapists checking in on aphasic patients outside of their therapy sessions. When you hear skilled nursing staff use words or phrases like “combative,” or “they  don’t understand me,” or “my patient just isn’t getting ready the way I want,” it’s appropriate to offer advice. These types of comments can be common when staff deal with aphasic patients. Providing occasional feedback to staff on how to best interact with them will help to reduce patient agitation.
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Smooth Transition in New Mexico

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RehabVisions

In November 2016, RehabVisions acquired an outpatient clinic in Española, New Mexico—Española Sports Medicine.

The first half-year of RehabVisions’ ownership of this outpatient clinic has proven a success. We were able to hire all existing staff of the clinic and promote their long-time employee, Clair Bradbury, PT to rehab director. “We saw in Clair the skills we look for to lead our therapy departments,” Director of Operations Steve Kinkead, SLP said.
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Getting Involved With Senior Wellness

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RehabVisions

Tomorrow is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and thousands of seniors will participate in activities that promote healthy living for older adults. Therapists in every setting are involved, not just tomorrow, but year-round with helping geriatric patients achieve and maintain a level of health and fitness that helps them be safe and independent. We asked a few RehabVisions therapists to share how the post-care involvement manifests in their respective settings.
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Building Caseloads

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Tracy Milius, OT

Developing and building caseloads are not always responsibilities we anticipate while students. We become licensed therapists and treat patients that come our way, right? The reality in many rural practices is that we must continually educate, market and communicate to others about our services.

Start with Therapy

Sometimes, we need to start with the very closest to us and develop strong grassroots.
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A Stroke Center Success Story

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Steve Kinkead, SLP

For National Stroke Awareness Month, we are highlighting a therapy team working at a Level II Stroke Center. Their commitment to running their portion of the stroke program with an organized, comprehensive approach has helped many patients excel in their recovery.

Patients receiving treatment after a stroke benefit from what Area Manager Courtney Hulett, PT sums up as “co-treats” with an increased focus on communication.
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