Margaret Schmidt A new study has established anemia as a risk factor for dementia, reports Long-Term Living Magazine . The study was recently published in Neurology .
Dr. Kristine Yaffe, a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and her colleagues followed more than 2,500 individuals be
RehabCare The same day CMS issued the final IRF rule, they issued the SNF Medicare Prospective Payment System update for the fiscal year 2014. In large part the final rule was in line with our expectations and close to the proposed rule issued earlier this year. The final rule includes a 1.3 percent Market Baske
RehabCare On July 31, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final 2014 Medicare payment and regulatory update for Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities, which includes a 2.3 percent increase in Medicare payments effective on October 1, 2013. The final rule also included several upda
Margaret Schmidt A recent study conducted by American and German scientists found that vitamin D deficiency not only inhibits the formation of new bone but also accelerates aging of existing bone, according to an article in Medical News Today . The study appears in the journal Science Translational Medici
Mary Moretti Physical activity has been shown to minimize the losses in physical and mental resources that accompany aging. But if the goal is to increase physical strength and conditioning while improving cognition and spatial memory, aerobic exercise is ideal. Recent research from Medical News Today builds on
RehabCare Since the requirement to include G-codes and severity/complexity modifiers to indicate a patient’s functional status on all therapy claims began on July 1, 2013, there has been confusion among providers. In a recent McKnight’s Long Term Care News column, Shelly Mesure, MS, OTR/L, addressed the three m
Margaret Schmidt Speech-language pathologist Stacy Leidholt uses iPads during a therapy session.
Although the majority of RehabCare’s patients are adults, RehabCare has experience and can offer pediatric rehabilitation at any of our facilities. One of RehabCare’s sites, Therapy Connections for Kids, ha
Margaret Schmidt Earlier this year, on May 2, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed changes to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Medicare reimbursement system as well as regulatory changes for fiscal year 2014. The proposed rule included provisions to increase aggregate pa
Margaret Schmidt New research shows that merely observing others perform physical tasks can activate the damaged regions of stroke patients’ brains. Through functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers at the University of Southern California found that the activity was strongest when stroke patient
Margaret Schmidt Long-Term Living Magazine recently highlighted the importance of using proven staffing practices for better business results and employee satisfaction. During a Long-Term Living webinar in March, experts offered the following strategies for optimal staffing:
Be consistent and fair when c
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