Infinity Rehab Blog

The First Annual Oregon White House Conference on Aging: A Call to Action

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On an overcast morning in the small town of Lebanon, Oregon, over 200 senior care providers gathered in the Samaritan Event Center for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging to address an important question: how can we improve the care of aging adults in the state of Oregon? From senior care providers to elder law experts, researchers, advocates and resource management strategists, each one of us entered curious to hear from a colorful assortment of panelists addressing topics including elder abuse, resource management, healthy aging, access to senior services and long term care planning. Throughout the morning, panelists identified … Continue reading

Plane Crash or Car Accident?

This video caught my attention. Though it addresses medical errors in the hospital setting, it made we wonder about medical errors in all health care settings.   Safety is a prerequisite to quality and is defined as freedom from accidental injury (Institute of Medicine, 2000). Unfortunately, the U.S. health care system is far from safe. The committee in this landmark IOM report cited 98,000 deaths annually because of medical errors, or as the authors put it, equivalent of the death toll of a jumbo jet crashing each and every day in the U.S. However, this estimate appears to be grossly underestimated. … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Team Receives Patient’s Choice Award!

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The amazing team of Infinity Rehab therapists at Willamette View Continuing Care Retirement Community was recognized as the Patient’s Choice Winner by Opencare. “The team of therapists at Willamette View are proud to receive the 2015 People’s Choice award in recognition for the quality service that we provide to the residents of Willamette View CCRC,” says Elizabeth Ebensteiner, M.S. CCC-SLP, Director of Rehab. Opencare is an annual review that evaluates therapy offices throughout the U.S. and Canada based on patient reviews from Yelp, Google, RateMDs, Yellow Pages, and many other review sites. Willamette View provides a dynamic environment to treat in with … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Director Featured on American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Panel

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Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS, Director of Professional Development for Infinity Rehab was recently featured as a speaker at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) NEXT Conference & Exposition held in Washington D.C. Fenwick, who is a member of the APTA Leadership Development Committee spoke during the “Leadership Transforming Society: Engaging the New Vision” panel. Topics discussed ranged from discussing the APTA vision statement – Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience. – to qualities of leadership and practical stratigies for growing as a leader. During a discussion on the “leadership journey,” Fenwick was quoted as saying, … Continue reading

Patient Testimonial

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We love to hear from the people we treat! Below is an excerpt from an email Mike Billings, President of Infinity Rehab, received from an individual who received therapy from our team of therapists at Bend Transitional Care. As therapists, we know we’re impacting the life of each person we serve. But to hear how they’re doing after they leave our care, and even more to hear how they plan to put into action their regained abilities warms our hearts! (After a total knee replacement), I stayed in the hospital an extra day and went directly to Bend Transitional Care … Continue reading

DISRUPTION! The Rapid Change from Fee-for-Service to Value-Based Reimbursement Models

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The transformation from volume to value-based health care is happening at an amazingly fast pace. Consider these facts as evidence. In 2014, Medicare paid providers and physicians $362 billion in the traditional, non-Medicare Advantage program. Earlier this year, HHS Secretary Burwell articulated bold goals of having 85% of all Medicare fee-for-service payments tied to quality or value by 2016, and 90% by 2018. Even more significantly, their goal is to have 30% of Medicare payments tied to quality or value through alternative payment models such as accountable care organizations (ACO), medical homes, and bundled payment arrangements by the end of … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Staffing Company Earns Re-Certification of Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval!

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Therapy Solutions, the therapist staffing company for Infinity Rehab, was recently reviewed by the Joint Commission to obtain re-certification as a Healthcare Staffing Firm. Therapy Solutions passed its onsite survey with no findings. This is the second onsite survey Therapy Solutions has passed to obtain their re-certification in the past 3 years. The Joint Commission reviews and only certifies Healthcare Staffing firms that meet their level of quality in Leadership, Performance Measurement and Improvement, Human Resource Management and Information Management. Therapy Solutions is proud to be recognized by the Joint Commission as an organization that meets these standards. About Therapy Solutions: Therapy Solutions … Continue reading