Yearly Archives: 2011

Registration for 2012 Infinity Rehab Symposium is Now Open!

At Infinity Rehab, we are passionate about education. We believe in providing therapists with innovative and evidence-based knowledge that is immediately relevant to practice. Infinity Rehab University has been formally established as a vehicle to enhance educational opportunities for our employees and our community. One of our highlights each year is our annual symposium. Over 600 therapists attended our weekend events in Portland and Chicago in the early part of 2011. Our 2012 symposium schedule looks fantastic and will be held in Portland, OR at the Janzten Beach Red Lion and Rolling Meadows, IL at the Holiday Inn. Northwest Symposium … Continue reading

Some Words on Challenges and Changes from Leah Wilsey, PTA

  It sure has been a busy past couple of months in the health care world – especially in the area of senior care. We weathered numerous changes in the Medicare systems after the October 1st legislation took effect. On top of that, the entire therapy staff at Infinity Rehab had the pleasure of learning a new company-wide e-doc system to help facilitate contract changes to new the Medicare rules. Did I mention it’s been busy around here with all the changes? Some people look toward change as a potential morale breaker; or that the situation around the workplace could … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab/ North Lake PT Endurance Team 2011 Recap

Infinity Rehab/ North Lake PT Endurance Team Gear

With the exciting news that two of our therapists – Alison Scheiderer, OT, and Morris Canda, PTA, from Cristwood Rehab and Nursing in Shoreline, WA – completed the Seattle Marathon together in 4 hours and 3 minutes, we decided it would be a good time to revisit with some members of the Infinity Rehab/ North Lake PT Endurance team to see how they fared over the previous months of races and challenges. For context, see this article posted back in June 2011: http://www.infinityrehab.com/blog/2011/06/15/infinity-rehab-north-lake-pt-endurance-team-a-model-of-wellness/ Thomas Bonn, PT: “After training for several months, Infinity Rehab President Michael Billings, PT, and I hopped … Continue reading

Michael Rackham, Occupational Therapist, Receives 2011 Katie Walker Award

Congratulations to Michael Rackham, OT, recipient of the 2011 Katie Walker award. The Katie Walker award was established in 2008 to recognize an Infinity Rehab Director of Rehab in the state of Washington who goes above and beyond what is required of them. Susan Churchill, PT, Director of Rehab for Avamere St. Francis at Bellingham remarks, “This award is for an individual who is truly exemplary in everything they do – not just a good worker, but a touchstone; qualities Katie Walker displayed throughout her career as a Physical Therapist.” Katie Walker worked at Avamere St. Francis of Bellingham, an … Continue reading

WHCA Recognizes Infinity Rehab for its Continued Support of the Washington Long Term Care Community

In a letter received on November 14, 2011, Rich Miller, President/CEO of the Washington Health Care Association (WHCA), praised the ongoing support Infinity Rehab has shown the long term care community throughout Washington state. Below is an excerpt from the letter: “Your company’s continual efforts to help WHCA’s provider members fulfill their responsibilities to those they serve every day is not only appreciated, it is a critical component of our shared commitment to provide the highest quality care in the nation. The exceptional work Infinity Rehab has done to not only satisfy its business customers’ needs, but in its support … Continue reading

Infinity Rehab Outpatient Therapy at The Stafford Receives Highest Honor from CARF International

Infinity Rehab is proud to announce that CARF International has accredited our Outpatient Therapy Services at the Stafford in Lake Oswego, Oregon for a period of three years – the highest term awarded by the organization. This accreditation comes after a lengthy and conscientious examination of the therapy services provided to Stafford residents by Infinity Rehab therapists. “From start to finish it took over a year for the accreditation process to wrap-up,” recalls Laura Cantrell, Director of Outpatient Services for Infinity Rehab. “In May 2010, we were contacted to be a pilot site for CARF, who is attempting to gain … Continue reading

Spotlight on Tyler Keeter, PT, ARD

“Keep the therapists consistent at each building and provide continuity of care for our customers.” Tyler Keeter, Area Rehab Director (ARD) for Colorado and Nebraska, has attributed those two ideals to the success of Infinity Rehab at our Colorado facilities. As the ARD, Tyler managed the clinical aspect of the expansion of Infinity Rehab into the Colorado region in 2009. Infinity Rehab began providing therapy services in 2009 to three Continuing Care Retirement Communities in Colorado. Over the next three years, Infinity’s services in the area grew to encompass four additional CCRCs and four Rehab Agencies. “The Directors of Rehab … Continue reading