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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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Countdown to PDPM

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Wendy Mead, BS, RN, CRRN

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I recently joined RehabVisions as the Regulatory and Reimbursement Specialist. I have been a nurse since 1989 and have extensive experience in long-term care. I am here to help our skilled nursing facilities enhance the collaboration between the therapy department and the multidisciplinary team. I’m available to assist with a variety of areas, including restorative programming, ADL coding, quality improvement, documentation and optimization of reimbursement. I’ll be posting monthly articles on topics which may impact your facility. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions.
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Specialty Program: Pulmonary Conditioning

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RehabVisions

Rehab Director Steve Finn, PT leads a multi-disciplinary therapy team with a state-of-the-art therapy department and wellness center at one of our Iowa critical access hospital partners.

With a continued emphasis on what role rehabilitation can play in population health, our department focused on a patient population that has frequent hospitalizations, rehospitalizations and emergency room visits. In 2015, the physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) teams combined with our respiratory therapy (RT) team to develop a pulmonary conditioning program to look at a myriad of chronic cardiopulmonary conditions, and specifically chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
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