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Continuity Counts

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Several years ago, I had the unfortunate opportunity to experience the healthcare system at the side of critically ill family member.  This family member was hospitalized where I had been working as a physical therapist.  It was a large hospital with a Level 1 Trauma Center designation and all the bells and whistles necessary to manage most medical conditions.  I was confident that with my experience at this facility as an employee and over 15 years in healthcare as a Physical Therapist, I would be able to easily assist in navigating the hospital stay and make the necessary decisions to … Continue reading

Celebrating Infinity Rehab Speech-Language Pathologists!

Each May, Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) provides an opportunity to raise awareness about communication disorders and the role of Speech-Language Pathologists in providing life-altering treatment. For 2017, the theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection.” In this theme, we wanted to share stories from team members about our Speech-Language Pathologists and the vital role they play in helping individuals regain or develop independence and comfort. In June 2016, my SLP, who had been at our building for over 14 years, retired. He was wonderful and was SO ingrained in the building, that anyone that covered him for PTO usually … Continue reading

Celebrating Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants

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Occupational Therapists (OT) and Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA), are part of a vitally important profession that helps people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities.  OT and OTAs’ holistic and customized approach to evaluations, interventions, and outcomes provide the specialized support and services to people of all ages and in all circumstances that only occupational therapy can provide. Here are just a few stories told by colleagues about how several Infinity Rehab OTs exemplified their profession. Medication Management Roll-out at Linda Vista I was so impressed and … Continue reading

Senior Housing News Interviews Infinity Rehab President About IBM Research Project

Watson, the IBM cognitive computing system that gained fame for beating human Jeopardy! champions at the game, soon could enable more precise care and services in senior living. The technology currently is being piloted by Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Family of Companies, in its independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing settings, as well as through its Infinity Rehab arm. “For Infinity, bundled payment programs such as the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) program already have raised the stakes. In these programs, hospitals are responsible for controlling costs over a whole acute/post-acute care episode for certain orthopedic patients, making it … Continue reading

Therapy Cap Repeal Bills Update

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As of February 28, 2017, the Senate Bill (S. 253) for Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 which would repeal the Therapy Cap has 15 co-sponsors in addition to  Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] the original sponsor: Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 02/01/2017 Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA]* 02/01/2017 Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV]* 02/01/2017 Sen. Reed, Jack [D-RI] 02/08/2017 Sen. Whitehouse, Sheldon [D-RI] 02/08/2017 Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] 02/08/2017 Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 02/10/2017 Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA] 02/10/2017 Sen. King, Angus S., Jr. [I-ME] 02/10/2017 Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 02/13/2017 Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] … Continue reading