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Our Services

Across the
Continuum

Functional Pathways is able to partner with clients by providing full service, consulting, direct bill services, management only, and turn-key program options to assist clients that plan to transition to an in-house therapy model with the services listed below.

Our Services.

Across the
Continuum

Functional Pathways is able to partner with clients by providing full service, consulting, direct bill services, management only, and turn-key program options to assist clients that plan to transition to an in-house therapy model with the services listed below.
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Restorative Care
  • Outpatient
  • Wellness
  • Home Health

SHORT-TERM THERAPY

Now more than ever, it is important to partner with a post-acute care provider that has an effective strategy and proven track record of success in providing high Quality Care resulting in the best Clinical Outcomes at a Managed Cost. Advanced Recovery is Functional Pathways’ comprehensive therapy and post-acute care process focused on short-term therapy needs. We offer Advanced Recovery as a result of our commitment to restoring independence and facilitating transition home as quickly and safely as possible.

Advanced Recovery provides:

Quality Care

  • Pre-admission meetings
  • Therapy evaluations within 24 hours
  • Therapy coverage available 7 days a week
  • Experienced, licensed therapists
  • Home safety assessments

Clinical Outcomes

  • Functional improvement measures via RightTrack™
  • Evidence-based Clinical Pathways to establish function-based treatment plans
  • Condition specific clinical programs guided by our Clinical Pathways
  • High resident and family satisfaction

Managed Cost

  • Reduced hospital readmissions through care coordination and post-discharge management
  • Ensuring appropriate length of stay with all payor sources
  • Earlier coordinated transfer to next level provider

 

LONG-TERM CARE

Functional Pathways collaborates with the community’s interdisciplinary team, restorative nursing staff, and activities department to develop a comprehensive strategy to promote functional independence and quality of life. We have an extensive program that includes an ADL training module that can be utilized to educate staff on the proper identification of each resident’s functional abilities for ADLs according to Section G coding definitions.

Additionally, our Clinical Outcome Specialists survey the current residents’ needs to determine programming to enhance performance in Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Measures (QM), SNF QM, Quality Reporting Program (QRP), and Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Quality Measures.

A comprehensive Restorative Nursing Program ensures that residents have access to services to improve or maintain their functional abilities. This is imperative for resident outcomes and enhancement of Quality Measures (QMs).

Given the importance of Restorative Nursing Programming, Functional Pathways has developed a multi-level approach to supporting our client’s Restorative Nursing Programming.

Based on our introductory Restorative Nursing Audit completed by our RN Clinical Reimbursement Specialist, Functional Pathways offers the following options:

  • Expanded consultation services to implement or revitalize current program
    • Examples to include:
      • Program design
      • Education and auditing of restorative documentation and care plans
      • Timely follow-up for referrals from therapy
      • Case-mix index audit to ensure proper Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
  • Provide training to Restorative Nursing Managers and Assistant
  • Evaluation of restorative programs
  • Restorative Nursing Assistant employed by Functional Pathways to deliver programming 6-7 times per week

Functional Pathways is dedicated to providing innovative and evidence-based therapy programming. We service individuals from the greater community and those who have transitioned to assisted or independent living, but still require ongoing therapeutic care. We work in collaboration with the Wellness staff to establish an integrated solution to speciality programming, wellness fairs, interactive lectures and community events.

Below is a sample list of specialized programs:

  • Evidence-Based Fall Prevention using Otago and STEADI
  • Parkinson’s Rock Steady Boxing Programming
  • Pathways to Engagement: Dementia Staging
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Enhanced Joint Surgery Recovery
  • Driver Certification

Functional Pathways’ Pathways to Wellness program provides a continuous life cycle focused on: Prevention, Wellness, Skilled Therapy, and Maintenance.

Each Life Path is designed to enhance the seven dimensions of Wellness by:

  • Protecting and improving resident health through early identification and disease management
  • Offering educational and exercise programs to maintain independence and improve quality of life
  • Providing necessary tools and systems to effectively implement and sustain a Wellness Program
  • Ensuring that participants maintain the highest practical level of function and independence
  • Enhancing communities with a significant marketing advantage in attracting prospective admissions

As appropriate, we will work in collaboration with the community’s Wellness staff to establish an integrated solution to help residents age in place by providing:

 Live Smart Health Lectures

• Prevention and Medical Tracks

Live Smart Initial Consultation

• Participant Qualifying Interviews

• Personal Wellness Screening Quiz

• Senior Fitness Test


Live Smart Clinics

• Equipment

• Balance

• Health Fairs


Live Smart Board

• Newsletter/Flyer Articles

• Event Calendar

In order to ensure a seamless transition, Functional Pathways partners with our client’s preferred Home Health provider. By utilizing Functional Pathways therapy staff, we are able to establish a continuum of care for the Assisted and Independent living residents. Together with the home health agency, we develop programming to enhance the continuity of care and reduce the risk of hospital readmission.

Our services include participating in the following:

  • Admission Process
  • Evaluation
  • Development of Treatment Plan
  • Case Coordination
  • Discharge Planning
  • Preferred
  • Skilled Nursing
  • Restorative Care
  • Outpatient
  • Wellness
  • Home Health

Functional Pathways launched Functional Pathways Preferred in 2018, as our dedicated division for Senior Living Communities to provide Preventative, Wellness, Maintenance, and Outpatient Certified Therapy to residents across the continuum of care.  Drawing from on our twenty-five years of experience providing physical, speech, and occupational therapy, our mission is to promote an active community and reduce hospitalizations through our focus on our client’s ROI – Relationships, Outcomes, and Innovation.

 

Relationships

“We value long lasting Relationships with our residents, families, and clients.” 

From supporting residents with unique therapy programs to actual management of the Therapy Department, we share our client’s passion for their residents’ care and are committed to seeking innovative ideas to support our partners and teams.  Our strategic and collaborative processes create a relationship that help our partners continuously grow and improve through clinical excellence to ensure residents age successfully on campus. 

Residents and Families

Keeping the person at the center of all engagement, our Wellness programming and Core Clinical Pathways are designed to identify, support, and engage the resident and their loved ones with meaningful and goal-directed activity. Our care management plans encourage transparency between staff and family to optimize treatment. Families will be able to participate in the care planning of their loved one and remain involved with all decisions as the resident progresses on their Life Path.

93% of all residents surveyed said they were satisfied with our services!

                                                                                                                                                           

Clients

Our clinicians will assist clients with census development by establishing and maintaining relationships with physicians and other referral sources through an integrated marketing approach. When a ‘Therapy Expert’ is needed, one of our team members will be available to demonstrate the community’s clinical programs and outcomes to ensure the most appropriate level of care for success.

Additionally, we will collaborate with other clinical services such as Home Health resulting in residents having the same Therapy Team to carry out their treatment plans.

We will also work with the community’s Admissions/Marketing representatives to build relationships with the community by:

  • Hosting Live Smart. Live Well. Wellness lectures and classes open to public community
  • Participating in community events, tours, and health fairs
  • Providing screenings to community residents

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Outcomes

“We show complete commitment and responsibility to do everything we can to achieve the highest outcomes for our patients and clients.”

Coming Soon! We will be sharing patient outcomes in real-time via our proprietary outcome tracking software, RightTrack™.

To achieve the highest level of outcomes, we will work closely with Nursing and community staff to develop clinical programs to meet the individual needs of your residents, community, and the community at large. Program development will include:

  • Specialized Therapist Training
  • Nursing Training
  • Patient Identification
  • Family Education
  • Measuring and Reporting Progress and Outcomes

2020 Patient Satisfaction Results

93% of all residents strongly agreed

Their diagnosis and goals were clearly explained to them.

Their therapy schedule met their needs.

They improved as a result of their therapy.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Innovation

“We address the needs of our clients, patients, and employees, whatever they may be with innovation, creativity, and individualization.”

At Functional Pathways, we understand that every community has different residents, and therefore unique needs. As part of our goal of developing true relationships with our clients, we will recommend/assist in developing innovative, evidence-based clinical programs designed specifically for each community’s residents. We have created dozens of specialized programs currently implemented within our client partners’ communities throughout the country.

A partner community implemented our Urinary Incontinence Program and achieved an 82% reduction in incontinent episodes.

Clinical Core-4 Programs

  • Breathe Steady
  • Be Steady
  • Pathways to Engagement
  • Pathways to Chi

Patient-Centered Clinical Pathways

  • Pathways to Safe Swallowing
  • Pathways to Urinary Continence 
  • Pathways to Seating and Positioning
  • Pathways to ADLs: Strengthening, Endurance, and Mobility

Specialized Clinical Programs

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Neurological Recovery
  • Aquatic Therapy

SHORT-TERM THERAPY

Now more than ever, it is important to partner with a post-acute care provider that has an effective strategy and proven track record of success in providing high Quality Care resulting in the best Clinical Outcomes at a Managed Cost. Advanced Recovery is Functional Pathways’ comprehensive therapy and post-acute care process focused on short-term therapy needs. We offer Advanced Recovery as a result of our commitment to restoring independence and facilitating transition home as quickly and safely as possible.

Advanced Recovery provides:

Quality Care

  • Pre-admission meetings
  • Therapy evaluations within 24 hours
  • Therapy coverage available 7 days a week
  • Experienced, licensed therapists
  • Home safety assessments

Clinical Outcomes

  • Functional improvement measures via RightTrack™
  • Evidence-based Clinical Pathways to establish function-based treatment plans
  • Condition specific clinical programs guided by our Clinical Pathways
  • High resident and family satisfaction

Managed Cost

  • Reduced hospital readmissions through care coordination and post-discharge management
  • Ensuring appropriate length of stay with all payor sources
  • Earlier coordinated transfer to next level provider

 

LONG-TERM CARE

Functional Pathways collaborates with the community’s interdisciplinary team, restorative nursing staff, and activities department to develop a comprehensive strategy to promote functional independence and quality of life. We have an extensive program that includes an ADL training module that can be utilized to educate staff on the proper identification of each resident’s functional abilities for ADLs according to Section G coding definitions.

Additionally, our Clinical Outcome Specialists survey the current residents’ needs to determine programming to enhance performance in Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Measures (QM), SNF QM, Quality Reporting Program (QRP), and Value-Based Purchasing (VBP) Quality Measures.

A comprehensive Restorative Nursing Program ensures that residents have access to services to improve or maintain their functional abilities. This is imperative for resident outcomes and enhancement of Quality Measures (QMs).

Given the importance of Restorative Nursing Programming, Functional Pathways has developed a multi-level approach to supporting our client’s Restorative Nursing Programming.

Based on our introductory Restorative Nursing Audit completed by our RN Clinical Reimbursement Specialist, Functional Pathways offers the following options:

  • Expanded consultation services to implement or revitalize current program
    • Examples to include:
      • Program design
      • Education and auditing of restorative documentation and care plans
      • Timely follow-up for referrals from therapy
      • Case-mix index audit to ensure proper Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement
      • Provide training to Restorative Nursing Managers and Assistant
      • Evaluation of restorative programs
      • Restorative Nursing Assistant employed by Functional Pathways to deliver programming 6-7 times per week

Functional Pathways is dedicated to providing innovative and evidence-based therapy programming. We service individuals from the greater community and those who have transitioned to assisted or independent living, but still require ongoing therapeutic care. We work in collaboration with the Wellness staff to establish an integrated solution to specialty programming, wellness fairs, interactive lectures and community events.

Below is a sample list of specialized programs:

  • Evidence-Based Fall Prevention using Otago and STEADI
  • Parkinson’s Rock Steady Boxing Programming
  • Pathways to Engagement: Dementia Staging
  • Aquatic Therapy
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Enhanced Joint Surgery Recovery
  • Driver Certification

Functional Pathways’ Pathways to Wellness program provides a continuous life cycle focused on: Prevention, Wellness, Skilled Therapy, and Maintenance.

Each Life Path is designed to enhance the seven dimensions of Wellness by:

  • Protecting and improving resident health through early identification and disease management
  • Offering educational and exercise programs to maintain independence and improve quality of life
  • Providing necessary tools and systems to effectively implement and sustain a Wellness Program
  • Ensuring that participants maintain the highest practical level of function and independence
  • Enhancing communities with a significant marketing advantage in attracting prospective admissions

As appropriate, we will work in collaboration with the community’s Wellness staff to establish an integrated solution to help residents age in place by providing:

 Live Smart Health Lectures

• Prevention and Medical Tracks

 Live Smart Initial Consultation

• Participant Qualifying Interviews

• Personal Wellness Screening Quiz

• Senior Fitness Test


Live Smart Clinics

• Equipment

• Balance

• Health Fairs


Live Smart Board

• Newsletter/Flyer Articles

• Event Calendar

In order to ensure a seamless transition, Functional Pathways partners with our client’s preferred Home Health provider. By utilizing Functional Pathways therapy staff, we are able to establish a continuum of care for the Assisted and Independent living residents. Together with the home health agency, we develop programming to enhance the continuity of care and reduce the risk of hospital readmission.

Our services include participating in the following:

  • Admission Process
  • Evaluation
  • Development of Treatment Plan
  • Case Coordination
  • Discharge Planning