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Managers Learn About Reality-based Leadership

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

Late April was a busy time for RehabVisions in Omaha. We hosted 43 of our hospital and clinic rehab directors for their annual meeting. As always lots of learning, networking and comradery took place, and everyone ended their time together energized for the future.

Emphasis this year was on Reality-Based Leadership, a philosophy that managers learned at last year’s meeting. They were asked to read the book, “No Ego, How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Workplace Drama, End Entitlement, and Drive Big Results.” Since then, they have had virtual training and conference call discussions about the concept. Ana Martos, a speaker and director of operations with the Reality-Based Leadership organization, presented even further on the topic in a full morning of discussions.
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Using Communication to Support Compassionate Care

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RehabVisions

When physical therapist Joel Larmore started RehabVisions in 1983, he built the company around six core values, the first of which is compassion. Years later, we still hold to those values by delivering positive therapy experiences that improve outcomes through compassionate care.

Part of how we can deliver patient-centered care is by building relationships and trust, and by expressing empathy.  We can do this with our bodies using nonverbal communication:
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Prepare Now for PDPM

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Wendy Mead, BS, RN, CRRN

Worried about preparing your skilled nursing rehab department for PDPM?  Reduce the stress by easing into a successful transition.  Focus on these areas now:
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7 Ways to Celebrate OT Month

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Stacy Ashley Murphy

April is Occupational Therapy Month and the perfect time to shed some light on this discipline.

1. Use Social Media.

Describe how occupational therapy helps people live life to its fullest on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other social media forums. Do this through your facility’s accounts but consider also informing people about what you do on your own personal accounts. Everyone has someone who can benefit from OT.
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Can We Replace Ageist Attitudes?

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RehabVisions

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words will never hurt us. Or maybe they do, and we’re so accustomed to using them that we don’t notice the damage done.

One of the trickier culprits is ageism and how we communicate with geriatric patients. This article explains why ageism isn’t good for anyone and should remind us to be thoughtful when selecting our words and treatment tasks. So how can we keep ageist talk and attitudes out of our rehab departments?
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