Infinity Rehab Blog

SO CLOSE!

Two votes!  That’s how close we came to once and for all being rid of the therapy caps.  On April 14, the Senate passed the House-passed version of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) fix, better known as the “Doc Fix.”  On April 16, the President signed bill H.R. 2, officially named the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, into law.  There were a number of proposed amendments to the bill, including permanent repeal of the therapy caps, but they all failed for fear of returning the legislation to the House, creating further delay.  The therapy caps amendment received … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

Brianne Salvati, OT

To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   I went in to the profession somewhat blindly. I knew I wanted to be in healthcare, knew I did not want to be a nurse, and medical school just sounded too expensive. I do not have the inspirational story, or the life-related experience that drove me to become an occupational therapist; however, as my … Continue reading

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

Claire Furlotte OT

To continue our celebration of #OTMonth, we are sharing stories from Occupational Therapists and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants about why they chose their fulfilling career and the moments that re-enforce their decision to work every day to enhance the life of every person they serve.   My mom has the biggest, brightest green thumb and can make anything flourish with some hard work and a lot of love.  She has kept a beautiful garden in the hills of San Francisco as long as I have been alive; our home was never without fresh flowers from the garden, and every weekend … Continue reading

Support the Cardin Amendment to Repeal the Therapy Caps – Take Action Now!

Support the Cardin Amendment to Repeal Therapy Caps Take Action! On March 26, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a permanent Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) repeal package – H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act – by a vote of 392-32. The Senate decided not to vote on H.R. 2 prior to its two-week recess.  So, the next step is for the Senate to vote on and pass H.R. 2, when Senators return from recess on Monday, April 13th. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is considering offering an amendment to H.R. 2 that would permanently repeal Medicare’s Part B outpatient therapy … Continue reading

A Primer on Occupational Therapy Assistants

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, occupational therapy assistants help clients develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily living and working. Occupational therapy assistants are directly involved in providing therapy to clients, while occupational therapy aides typically perform support activities. Both assistants and aides work under the direction of occupational therapists. Persons interested in pursuing a career as an occupational therapy assistant are required to complete two years of higher education to earn an associate’s degree. Before entering the work field, the next step is for the practitioner to pass the National Board for Certification in Occupational … Continue reading

A Primer on Occupational Therapy

OT-Month-FB2015 infinity

Infinity Rehab strives to provide quality care for those we serve. Part of our commitment to quality is educating our patients and their families on what our clinicians do, how treatment can help return to them to independence, and why the services we provide are an integral part of the recovery process after an illness or injury. In celebration of #OTMonth, we’ll focus on the important discipline of occupational therapy. Occupational therapy helps those suffering from an injury or ailment develop, restore, or maintain occupations – or better understood as activities of daily living (ADLs). ADLs include anything from getting … Continue reading

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

Greetings! I would like to recognize all of our occupational therapists and assistants in honor of occupational therapy month. The role you play helping people of all ages participate in meaningful, everyday activities is so valuable. I have personally experienced this value in numerous ways. As a physical therapist, I have had the opportunity to work side-by-side with, and learn from, some incredible OTs over the years. I have valued the contributions many OTs have made to growing and leading Infinity Rehab to help it become the successful company that it is today. Finally, I have had multiple family members, … Continue reading