As America’s healthcare landscape continues to evolve under the Affordable Care Act and in tandem with initiatives like ACOs and changes in reimbursement, short-term acute care hospitals will find that their role is going to grow.
A stroke can be a life-changing event for stroke survivors as well as their loved ones and caregivers. But quality rehabilitation that begins early after survival can preserve function and cognition to return people to independence and the activities they enjoy.
For several years, the SLP occupation has made lists of top jobs in healthcare and social services. Despite the increased attention, some people are not aware of precisely what speech-language pathologists (also known as speech therapists) do every day and why a job in SLP can be so rewarding.
Striving toward the best possible patient outcomes guides everything we do in each of our owned and managed facilities, and we are proud to share our 2014 quality measures by the numbers.
Each year, we feature our quality outcomes by the numbers in the Kindred Healthcare Quality and Social Responsibility Report to demonstrate the success of our therapy and rehab’s critical role in the care continuum.
Jeanna Conder, OTR/L, MBA, Senior Director of Clinical Operations for RehabCare offered real-life solutions for treating patients with mental health conditions at this year's AOTA Annual Conference & Expo in Nashville.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed (92-8) a permanent “Doc Fix” – officially known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. This comes on the heels of the House passing the same bill with strong bipartisan support late last month. Now, with the President indicating he will quickly sign the measure, the bill will soon become law.
Learning to use a prosthesis takes time, great effort, strength, patience and willpower. What you will be able to do while wearing a prosthesis will depend partly on the level of your amputation. The best prosthesis in the world will never be as good as your own natural limb, but when combined with your patience and willpower, it can HELP you do whatever you want to do.
For doctors, therapists and other clinicians, the goal of care is usually quite obvious: cure what ails the patient or alleviate suffering. But sometimes, a patient’s goal for their care is not immediately clear. Dr. Mitch Kaminski, a family doctor writing for the Washington Post, learned that the treatment or answers an individual seeks can often be revealed with a simple question.
Each year, approximately 30,000–40,000 lower extremity amputations are performed in the United States. 30% of lower extremity amputations are performed above the knee (AKA), and 70% are performed below the knee (BKA). In every instance, intensive and specialized rehabilitation is required to adjust to a prosthesis and adapt in order to return to activities of daily living and the hobbies a patient enjoyed prior to surgery.
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