As hospitals brace for an expanding number of conditions to be scrutinized when patients are readmitted, reducing rehospitalizations continues to be on all providers’ minds. Teaching patients to manage their medications is an important strategy for reducing these readmissions.
Highlighting quality outcomes is essential to demonstrate functional improvement of patients. Download RehabCare’s white paper, The Importance of Clinical Outcomes in Rehab Programs: Today and in the Age of Healthcare Reform, for free.
Experts offer common sense strategies for mitigating "text neck," the spinal problems that can result from looking down at our phones.
November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month this November, so test your knowledge about Alzheimer’s disease.
National Family Caregivers Month is a time to honor caregivers and their selflessness. It is also a time to recognize the real challenges of caring for a loved one on a short or long-term basis – from lack of sleep to financial costs. To help guide you or a caregiver you know through this stressful time, here are ten essential tips for being a caregiver.
As a participant of the marcus evans National Healthcare CXO Summit Spring 2015, Jason Zachariah, Senior Vice President, Operations, Hospital Rehabilitation Services for RehabCare recently discussed the value of rehab in the hospital setting ahead of next year’s summit.
On October 30, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final payment rule for home health agencies, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015. We were pleased that CMS listened to comments from RehabCare, as well as other stakeholders, in advocating for therapy reassessments to be conducted every 30 calendar days.
Founded in 2006, World Stroke Day is a day set aside to raise awareness of the number four cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the U.S. It is imperative to understand the symptoms to recognize when you or a loved one may be experiencing a stroke. Recognizing the signs of a stroke can hasten the time it takes for a person to reach medical care, and receiving medical treatment as quickly as possible can minimize long-term effects or prevent death.
As part of an initiative to give lawmakers an intimate view into the power of therapy, the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living invited members of Congress to visit rehab departments to see and hear about life-changing, patient-centered care. Many patients provided emotional testimonies about how different their lives would be without their physical, occupational and/or speech therapy, and the video was viewed at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo earlier this month in Washington D.C.
The consequences of chronic pain are far-reaching and go beyond physical sensations of ongoing discomfort. Research shows that unrelieved pain negatively impacts patients in every way – socially, physically and financially.
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