Tag Archives: geriatrics

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

#OTMonth Stories — Dedicated to Enhancing Lives through Occupational Therapy

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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

Influencing Therapy through Transtheoretical Stages of Change

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We are nearly one month into 2015 and I need you to be honest. Raise your hand if you have already begun to slip on one or more of your New Year resolutions. If you are like most people, your hand is in the air. I know I’m struggling with one or two goals on my list. However, like a good Physical Therapist, I’ve written down my 2015 goals in my planner (yes, I still use a written planner) so they serve as a constant reminder to keep me on track. As a PT, I am confident in my ability … Continue reading

7 Simple Tips to Winterize your Older Adults!

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This post is written by Mindy Oxman Renfro, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS Chair, APTA’s AGPT Balance & Falls SIGLead. The post originally appeared in the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy/APTA group and is reprinted with her permission. As winter approaches, the risk of falls to you, your families and your patients grows. Please help us to be proactive as a profession to prevent that first fall! Remember, when you treat an injury from a fall to also treat the reason for the fall! Here are seven simple steps that YOU can take today to make a big impact on falls … Continue reading

Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT Article Featured in APTA Publication

Congratulations to Adrienne Nova, PT, DPT on the recent publication of her article: In It For The Long Haul: What Being a Geriatric Rehab PT Has Taught Me About Marathon Training. Adrienne’s article was published in GeriNotes magazine, a publication of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy. Read Adrienne’s full article HERE. Adrienne is a physical therapist at the Terraces at Skyline in Seattle, WA.  Adrienne can be contacted for questions (and celebratory messages!) at aenova@infinityrehab.com ______________________________________________________________________ Derek Fenwick, PT, MBA, GCS is a physical therapist and board-certified geriatric clinical specialist. He develops leaders in healthcare … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Director Featured on EDEN Alternative Blog

Ty Keeter, PT, DPT, MHA and Area Rehab Director for Infinity Rehab was recently featured on the ChangingAging.org blog. Ty shares his thoughts on 10 ways clinicians and care practitioners can position patients at the center of every process and decision. Follow the link to read Ty’s wonderful article: http://changingaging.org/edenaltblog/tyler-keeter-guest-blogs-the-patient-centered-medicare-meeting/#more-2556

Contact Congress About Repealing Medicare Part B Therapy Caps

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Infinity Rehab is an active member of the National Association for the Support of Long-term Care (NASL).  The therapy industry is faced with the possibility of the therapy cap exceptions process expiring at the end of March this year.  This would have a severe impact on the older adults we serve every day.  Please read the notification from NASL and send a letter to your Congressional leaders requesting their support of access to rehabilitation services for older adults. Click here for the notification from NASL