Measles Aware

Measles Aware

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...
Seated Lateral Bends

Seated Lateral Bends

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....
Revitalizing Restorative Nursing

Revitalizing Restorative Nursing

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...
National Patient Safety Awareness Week

National Patient Safety Awareness Week

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...
PDPM Patient Classification Update

PDPM Patient Classification Update

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...