Category Archives: Our Therapists

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

Leadership and Vision

Leadership Academy definitely helped me grow and become a leader for my team, my facility and for Infinity Rehab.  It has given me the tools to continue to grow my leadership skills beyond the classroom and to help others grow as leaders, clinicians and innovators.  I have learned about our values as individuals and teams and how they tie in with not only the company vision but our own visions for various projects. The development of a vision helps guide us, excite us and engage us to reach the vision’s goal.  I learned about leadership techniques and communication styles and … Continue reading

Medication Management and Therapy Treatment Plans

Do you or your therapy team members consistently work on medication management as a part of your treatment plan? As a treating OT, I would occasionally include medication management as a goal in my plan of care. More often than not, I would assume that someone else was providing the proper education prior to discharging home. I now know this was a dangerous assumption. The research shows that our patient population needs more help in managing this critical task. What is the cost of medication nonadherence in healthcare? The numbers are staggering: Adverse drug events cause over 700,000 emergency department … Continue reading

A Bold Vision for a Bold Future

Our vision statement contains some very bold and daring words. We have crafted these words to paint a picture of the future and the actions we are taking to turn this future into a reality. Many in our industry would not have the courage to put the pen to paper and formally commit to these ambitious goals. These goals go to the core of who we are as an organization. This past holiday, my mother was coming to visit, however, she developed pneumonia right before she was to arrive and was hospitalized. This change of events was very sudden and … Continue reading