Archives : 2010 : November
We recently received the following letter of appreciation from a family member from a facility we serve:
Dear Staff of The Johnson Center, I live in Florida but was in Denver in early November to visit my mother. I had the opportunity to see her when she was working with the occupational, speech and physical therapists. I was so impressed with their patience and kindness with my mother. They each showed concern for her during her therapies. She is very short of breath and each therapy was difficult for her. Each therapist encouraged my mother to do her best. I want to thank each therapist. Many who more than once came by to let my mother know about an activity and all the other wonderful people who have touched my mother’s life with their kindness and concern.
It truly takes very special people to work with the elderly and Johnson Center has a group of wonderful, dedicated individuals. Thank you to all of you!
We are pleased to acknowledge our customer Pine Acres Nursing and Rehab in Dekalb, Il, for a recent article published on their short term rehab program in the Daily Chronicle. Our Pine Acres and our therapy program was highlighted for their program in returning patients to their homes after illness or injury.
Infinity Rehab is pleased to announce the course line-up for our upcoming Continuing Education Symposiums. These annual symposiums bring our therapists and client facilities state of the art education, national training content and networking opportunities among our teams and customers. Save these dates to join us at this exciting continuing education opportunity. Details at www.infinityrehabuniversity.com
February 12-13, 2011
Jantzen Beach Red Lion
909 N. Hayden Island Dr.
Portland, OR 97217
Strategies for Cognitive Success (1.1 CEU) Rob Winningham, PhD (OT, SLP) Can you slow or even reverse memory problems in patients with cognitive deficits? This two day course provides proven strategies to help your patients, and will offer you web access to over 300 cognitive improvement activities.
Neuroanatomy Review (0.6 CEU): Judy Johnson, CCC-SLP (All disciplines) Do you remember where the Medulla Oblongata or the Corpus Colossum is? Or what part they play in helping us to function on a daily basis? This course will review neuroanatomy and give examples from real case studies.
Managing the Hemiplegic Shoulder (0.7 CEU): Christine Griffin, OTR (OT, OTA, PT, PTA) What’s the best treatment for that painful shoulder after a stroke? Attend this full day session to help your patients overcome pain and dysfunction following a stroke.
Therapy Management of the Hip (0.7 CEU): Thomas O’Donnell, PT (PT, PTA) How do you progress a patient after a hip Arthroplasty or a fracture repair? Session includes a lab component which involves exercises and mobilization techniques to consider.
Functional Tests for Balance and Fall Reduction (0.6 CEU) Sarah Shearer-Smith, PT (OT, OTA, PT, PTA) How do you assess a resident’s risk for falls and make certain your results are reliable and predictive?
Pain Assessment in Long Term Care (0.4 CEU) Dionetta Hudzinski, RN (All disciplines) Adequate pain control is real problem in most health care settings. Can you recognize pain in your patient, even if they cannot communicate? Non-pharmalogical techniques as well as traditional avenues to decrease pain will be discussed.
Exercises to Improve Balance (0.4 CEU) Bob Thomas, PT (OT, OTA, PT, PTA) How can you design an exercise program to reduce fall risks once you’ve tested them? This is the bridge between testing and treatment!
Self-Anchored Rating Scales: Aphasia (0.4 CEU) L. Fox, J Andrews, M. Andrews, CCC-SLP (Appropriate for All disciplines) How can you make sure you are developing meaningful goals and monitoring clinical progress with a patient with Aphasia? The SARS is a great tool for the rehab team to use to help progress patients with Language disorders.
Therapy on a Shoestring Budget (0.6 CEU): Marti Smith, OTR (OT, OTA, PT, PTA) You’ve seen this class advertised all over the country…NOW IT’S HERE!! Today, doing more with less is the constant mantra- Devise your own materials for therapeutic activities that will help your patients progress through recovery.
Dear Infinity Rehab,
I wanted to write a note after seeing you at AAHSA Conference in Los Angeles and let you know my appreciation to Infinity Rehab and the impact your therapy services are having on our community. It has given residents a simple avenue to be evaluated to determine whether your services can help them with balance and/or other stability issues. It has given several residents advise for standing, sitting, and walking including strengthening therapy. All this at the convenience right here on campus. Many are thrilled to access this service right here at Rock of Ages.
Our department supervisors, including our in-home services MAIDS, have benefited greatly by having resident assessments so accessible. With such quick responses from Infinity Inc. and their staff it helps us serve and meet the needs of those we care for. Infinity staff attend individuals in the privacy of their homes and residents are grateful for the service.
Infinity staff are very personable and understanding and reinforce our philosophy of “person centered care”. Thank you so much for becoming part of “the team” making lives better for those that live here at Rock of Ages, Valley View Retirement and those that are served in our MAIDS program.
Delvin Zook, CEO
Rock of Ages/ Valley View/ MAIDS
We would like to acknowlege our Therapy Team at Skyline on First Hill in Seattle, Washington. Recently, a patient of theirs gave very complimentary remarks to the administrator:
She said The Terraces therapy department is exceptional and gave rave reviews about the services. She said she is in better shape today than she has been in years because of the therapies she received. Having worked as a Psychologist for the Sports Medicine program at a university, she said she knows about therapy programs and can identify an excellent program! She is sure some of The Terraces therapists are among the top 1% of all therapists!
We congratulate our therapists at Skyline, and we are grateful for the high standards you follow!