Recently, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee established a dedicated Chronic Care Work Group in order to develop legislative solutions to improve care for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic conditions. In order to guide and inform their efforts, the Committee reached out to stakeholders in order to seek recommendations, examples of real world experience and thoughtful discourse in order to help improve care for this vulnerable patient population. Kindred responded to the opportunity and submitted a response to the Chronic Care Work Group.
As the dangers of a sedentary lifestyle continue to be compared to the dangers of obesity and cancer, the medical community has been abuzz with discussion about how much people should avoid prolonged sitting.
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.
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