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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

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

Infinicast Vol. 5 – The Future of Post-Acute Care

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  For this edition of Infinicast, Mike Billings sat down with Bob Thomas, PT, President of Signature Services. The two industry leaders spoke about a variety of topics affecting post-acute care in America. Topics ranged from the roll-out of Coordinated Care Organizations (CCO) and Accountable Care Organizations to upcoming legislation and how it will impact clinicians. There is a lot of great information packed into this interview. So, sit back and enjoy and let us know what you think in the comments!

Infinity Rehab Clinicians Present at Colorado Health Care Association Annual Convention

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On September 18, 2013, four clinicians from Infinity Rehab presented at the 50th Annual Colorado Health Care Association and Center for Assisted Living Convention and Exposition. Their topic covered integrating person-directed culture and principles into post-acute settings. Specifically focusing on the wants, needs, and preferences of the individual. Read more below: Integrating Person-Directed Culture & Principles into the Rehabilitation Systems for the Post-Acute Client & Nursing Home Resident Presenters from Infinity Rehab Tyler Keeter, P.T., D.P.T., M.H.A. Julianne Cooper, O.T.R. Jennifer Lo, O.T.R. Greg Young, P.T., O.C.S. Person-directed principles revolve around the wants, needs, and preferences of the individual in … Continue reading

24-Hours in Their Shoes: A Journal from a Therapist Turned Patient

On July 22, 2013, Melissa Riehl, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant and Director of Rehab at Good Samaritan Society – Loveland Village, spent 24 hours as a resident. At the insistence of her Area Rehab Director – Ty Keeter – she took on the challenge in her spare time to gain a first-hand perspective of what life is like for the individuals she treats on daily basis. After communicating to her co-workers at the Loveland, CO skilled nursing facility about her educational pursuit, Melissa created a patient profile for herself. Melissa chose to be non-weight bearing on her left leg, unable … Continue reading

Wheelchair Screening: How to Make Changes (pt. 2)

In the previous article – Screening for Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Needs – we identified individuals that could benefit from a change in their wheelchair seating system. There are several choices for a replacement wheelchair: Change to a facility owned unit Private pay option Request for a specialized wheelchair seating system through the Department of Social and Health Services Before you order a new chair, you need to determine why the current seating system is not working for the individual. Most facility owned wheelchairs are a sling seat-back style of wheelchair. This type of wheelchair is not designed for long-term, … Continue reading

Screening for Wheelchair Seating and Positioning Needs (pt. 1)

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This article is an introduction to the process of screening those long-term care individuals in our facilities that may benefit from a more personalized wheelchair seating system. You don’t have to be a wheelchair expert to determine when there is a need for better seating and positioning. As therapists, we are the best eyes in our facilities as we walk the halls numerous times a day to attend to our next patient. We have all seen the patients/residents who are leaning to one side with an upper extremity either hanging over the armrest or trapped between the armrest and their … Continue reading