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Measles is making a comeback in 2019 Since January of this year, 22 states have experienced a total of 704 cases of measles, an infectious disease that was supposed to be eradicated almost two decades ago. The most recent cases were found at two California...read more
Do you remember when your light bulb starting to shine … the moment your life’s direction was aligned with the field of occupational therapy? For many clinicians, their career choice was based on a specific event, individual or experience which opened their eyes to...read more
Goal: To strengthen the muscles in the back of the leg called the hamstrings. Benefits: By strengthening your hamstrings, it can offset the muscle imbalances caused by strong thighs or quadriceps. It may reduce the cramping that often occurs when trying to use the...read more
The Skilled Nursing Facilities Readmission Measure (SNFRM) is the quality measure used to evaluate skilled nursing facility performance in the CMS Value-Based Purchasing program (VBP). A facility’s performance is linked to value-based financial incentives and...read more
Goal: To stretch the latissimus dorsi muscle, quadratus lumborum and other para spinal muscles that aid in lateral flexion of the trunk. Make overhead reaching easier. Benefits: Tight muscles that run along the sides of our bodies can lead to back and shoulder pain....read more
Restorative nursing is important to your facility now and will be under the new Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) payment system. Ensuring that our residents have services to improve or maintain their functional abilities is imperative for resident outcomes and to...read more
Patient safety should always be in the forefront of all caregivers’ mind, and, in fact drive how we provide care each and every day. Take falls for example, you should know that one of the most common and debilitating injuries which happens to healthy older people is...read more
CMS has updated the patient classification FAQ on February 14, 2019. In this updated FAQ, CMS clarifies where the primary reason for the SNF stay will be coming from. It was previously noted that the ICD-10 code that reflects the reason for the SNF stay would pull...read more