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How Old Is Your Heart?

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A recent study has caught the attention of the media.  Yang et al. (2015) examined data from the now famous Framingham Heart Study, to predict “heart age” among U.S. adults.  The study found that the average predicted heart age for adult men and women was 7.8 and 5.4 years older than their chronological age, respectively.  Nearly half of U.S. adults had a heart age five or more years older than their actual age.  Greater than 75% of heart attacks and strokes could be avoided or postponed if people could close the gap between heart age and actual age. As clinicians, … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Therapist Recognized for Enrichment of Life by the Oregon Health Care Association

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Josha Moss, PTA, will be presented with the Enrichment of Life Award by the Oregon Health Care Association Awards Committee at the OHCA Annual Convention on September 15, 2015 at the Oregon Convention Center. According to her co-workers and the patients she helps every day at Cascade Terrace Nursing & Rehabilitation, Josha Moss, Physical Therapist Assistant, is a consistent source of inspiration, fun, and positivity. Josha, an Infinity Rehab employee, assists in helping patients achieve health care goals after suffering from an illness or injury. “Josha has done some pretty amazing things for our patients in the last few years,” … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Teams Compete in the Annual ‘Tri at the Grove’

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On July 25th, athletes of all ages and abilities converged on Lakeside Park, Cottage Grove Lake, Oregon for the annual ‘Tri at the Grove‘ duathlon and triathlon events. Infinity Rehab sponsored several teams of therapists for the competition. Congrats to all participants and it sounds like you each had a fun and eventful time! Here is a summary of the events from Eloise Cole, an Infinity Rehab Aide and Tri at the Grove participant:   The ability for a therapy team to work together is essential for an enjoyable, efficient, and functional rehabilitation department. Thanks to opportunities such as the … Continue reading

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 Director Selected for American Occupational Therapy Association Emerging Leaders Development Program

Courtney Holmes, COTA and Director of Rehab for Infinity Rehab at Shalom Park in Aurora, CO was recently selected to participate in theesteemed American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) Emerging Leaders Development Program. According to AOTA, participants “receive leadership training, ongoing mentorship, and participation in current service opportunities that match each participant’s own leadership goals.” The year-long program kicks off with a two-day leadership institute, August 18-19, 2015, at AOTA headquarters in Bethesda, MD. “Courtney is a self-driven leader with the ability to follow through on her own commitments and inspire others into action,” says Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS, and … 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