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Powerful partnerships beyond therapy and
beyond expectations.

As a national therapy solution provider, Functional Pathways has the flexibility to create a customized partnership with clients through the options 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

Peak Senior Living, a division of Functional Pathways, was created as a dedicated division for Senior Living Communities, to expand upon our 26 years’ experience providing physical, occupational and speech therapy to Skilled Nursing and Life Planned Communities. Peak offers the full continuum of support to our Senior Living partners through its Active Lifestyle Navigator program as well as its custom therapy and wellness programs. Peak keeps residents thriving in place to optimize health and increase length of occupancy. We are focused on outcome-based solutions that encourage social, emotional, and physical wellbeing for your community.

OUTPATIENT PT/OT/SPEECH

  • 34+ Clinical Programs & Stop Lights
  • Onsite DOR/Program Manager
  • Transition concierge>therapy> monitor to keep residents thriving in place
  • Rent Space/On site
  • Census/LOS
  • Patient Reporting

WELLNESS

  • Health Assessments/ Screenings, Fit Test, Tracking
  • Personalized programming
  • Wellness consults
  • Lectures/Training
  • 4 Life Plans – Live Smart, Live Well, Live Connected, Live Virtual

PATHWAYS TO HOME

  • Provide PT/OT/ST flexible on demand staffing
  • No on campus gym
  • Evaluate and refer patients to hospital and/or skilled facility where FP provides services
  • Seamless transition back to AL/IL under FP care

98% Patient satisfaction with therapy*.

(*2021 post therapy survey results)

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
  • AL/IL Outpatient Clinics
  • Skilled Nursing
  • In-House Management
  • Consulting
  • Wellness
  • Home Health

Peak Senior Living, a division of Functional Pathways, was created as a dedicated division for Senior Living Communities, to expand upon our 26 years’ experience providing physical, occupational and speech therapy to Skilled Nursing and Life Planned Communities. Peak offers the full continuum of support to our Senior Living partners through its Active Lifestyle Navigator program as well as its custom therapy and wellness programs. Peak keeps residents thriving in place to optimize health and increase length of occupancy. We are focused on outcome-based solutions that encourage social, emotional, and physical wellbeing for your community.

OUTPATIENT PT/OT/SPEECH

  • 34+ Clinical Programs & Stop Lights
  • Onsite DOR/Program Manager
  • Transition concierge>therapy> monitor to keep residents thriving in place
  • Rent Space/On site
  • Census/LOS
  • Patient Reporting

WELLNESS

  • Health Assessments/ Screenings, Fit Test, Tracking
  • Personalized programming
  • Wellness consults
  • Lectures/Training
  • 4 Life Plans – Live Smart, Live Well, Live Connected, Live Virtual

PATHWAYS TO HOME

  • Provide PT/OT/ST flexible on demand staffing
  • No on campus gym
  • Evaluate and refer patients to hospital and/or skilled facility where FP provides services
  • Seamless transition back to AL/IL under FP care

98% Patient satisfaction with therapy*

(*2021 post therapy survey results)

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

  • 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.

Some communities prefer to run their own Therapy Department; however, most do not have the resources of a national therapy provider to operate an in-house model that is competitive in the marketplace. At Functional Pathways, we offer our clients a wide variety of options that are customizable to meet the needs of their situation.

The senior living industry has become a fast paced, ever changing environment consisting of constant regulatory and reimbursement challenges making it more important than ever to stay ahead. Functional Pathways has the knowledge, expertise, and resources available to ensure that your Therapy Department remains competitive, compliant, and efficient by offering the following fee for service consultative offerings based on your needs:

Our Q4 2020 Appeal Win Rate was 100% for our clients.

Pathways to Wellness is Functional Pathways’ solution to helping seniors thrive in place. The goals of the program are designed to improve the specific health and wellness needs of older adults based on the seven dimensions of Wellness.

Pathways to Wellness includes four specific Life Paths: Live Smart, Live Well, Live Connected, and Live Virtual. Each Life Path was developed to create opportunities for social interaction, mental exercise, and to enliven the spirit.

Depending on the resident population of your community, we will customize the Life Paths to create a package that meets the individual and collective Wellness needs of each customer.

From an independent study, it was found that 74% of residents said the Wellness Program was an important reason why they joined a community in the first place.

To ensure a seamless transition of care from one setting to the next, Functional Pathways can manage a client’s Home Health program or partner with their preferred Home Health provider. By utilizing Functional Pathways’ therapy staff, we can establish a continuum of care of specialty programs both on and off campus.

Our services include participating in the following: