One award presented annually to Kindred caregivers who demonstrate an extraordinary level of skill, compassion and empathy while caring for patients and residents. The Paul Diaz Caring Award.
Four outstanding caregivers are awarded a cash prize, a glass Caring Award and certificate, and a special reception in their honor. Additionally, each of the recipients will be honored by having their names engraved on the legacy Paul Diaz Caring Award plaque, which sits in the Kindred Support Center. Their photos and stories will hang on the Caring Awards "Wall of Fame" within the expanded facility.
Divisional leadership addressed the participants at Kindred's seventh annual Clinical Impact Symposium to kick off the first official day, and one theme was common - each leader challenged the group to take what they will learn over the next three days back to their facilities or locations, and make an
The theme of this year's symposium is
The Impact of Fall Prevention and Medication Management Across the Continuum.
The 2015 Clinical Impact Symposium started off with a bang today with two breakout sessions for the pre-conference. While one room spent the afternoon focusing on balance and fall prevention, the other took a deep dive into the role of pharmacists in Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT). Later in the afternoon, registration opened up for the full conference, which kicks off at 8:00 AM Tuesday, November 10.
Speaker Jennifer Ellis (PT, DPT, MS, GCS, and COS-C) began by detailing core characteristics found in clinical experts across all disciplines. It's worth highlighting that the key component of being a clinical expert is being a non-expert. While being a systematic thinker and having a wealth of content knowledge are crucial, the two most important qualities that all clinical experts possess are self-reflection and an ability to change their behaviors based on what they continue to learn. They find out what they don't know, and they learn it. In other words, a clinical expert doesn't necessarily know everything, but they are aware enough to realize when they need to seek answers, and they succeed in finding them.
In addition to detailing state efforts to reach these consumers, news outlets
also report on how local market offerings have changed this year. Read
One of the changes proposed by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump
includes the ability for eligible vets to see any private doctor or facility
that accepts Medicare and receive immediate treatment. Read
Millions of Americans suffering from serious illness lack access to care that could improve their quality of life by relieving pain and other symptoms, a study finds.
Health officials across the country face a vexing quandary - how do you help the sickest and neediest patients get healthier and prevent their costly visits to emergency rooms?
Botox - known for reducing facial wrinkles - may also prevent irregular heart rhythms when injected into fat surrounding the heart after bypass surgery, according to research. Read More
When Turing Pharmaceuticals raised the price of an older generic drug by more than 5,000 percent last month, the move sparked a public outcry. Read More
A new study reported at IDWeek, the meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and related groups, found that unsuspected infections may be the cause of falls, rather than tripping or fainting.
As public health officials continue to make connections
between health and societal factors, there's mounting evidence that diseases
once considered exotic are taking root in the poorest areas of the U.S. Read
The healthcare sector added 34,400 jobs in September, making up almost a quarter of new jobs in the U.S. for the month.
The general public may have wondered why it was worth announcing last week that Kaiser Permanente and 105,000 of its union employees had agreed that staff would either get a flu shot or wear surgical masks in patient-care areas during flu season.
For many chronically ill older patients, house calls are replacing some hospital stays.
People's homes became a less common setting for end-of-life hospice care last year, while the amount of hospice services provided in acute care hospitals and other facilities increased.
Each year, we pause to reflect on the importance of rehabilitation in healthcare and the successes of occupational, physical and speech therapy. So when did we begin setting aside a week devoted to rehabilitation? It turns out that this healthcare holiday is almost 40 years old. Rehab awareness was first celebrated 39 years ago in 1976. At the time, the holiday consisted of a small-scale awareness campaign created by Allied Services Health System, a not-for-profit integrated health system, in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Since that time, the awareness campaign has grown into “National Rehabilitation Awareness Week” and is celebrated annually across the United States. This observance, which falls on the third week of every September, promotes the value of rehabilitation, highlights the capabilities of people with disabilities, salutes the professionals who provide services to this community and renews our commitment to meet the needs of people with disabilities.
The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation was established in 1996 by Allied Services, who has continued to serve as the sponsor for National Rehabilitation Week as a nationwide celebration to educate people on the benefits of rehabilitation
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