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 question. Through this approach, decisions and actions involving care honor the choices of all individuals residing in the living environment – whether short term guest or long term resident. The culture and approaches have proven to actually improve the clinical outcomes of the rehabilitation episode of care. This session will explore ways to bring the ideas, values, and practices of culture change into the rehabilitation operations, so that everyone who is a part of the organization benefits from person-directed practices.
Participants will be able to describe the mindset of the therapist that is required to integrate person-directed principles into their practice.
Participants will review unique set of systems that support a culture of person-directed rehabilitation, and will receive a “roadmap” for their own rehab departments.
Attendees will be able to understand and implement the peer-reviewed literature related to person-directed rehabilitation with both nursing home residents and post-acute clients.
TYLER KEETER PT, DPT, MHA is the Colorado and Nebraska Area Rehab Director for Infinity Rehab, a rehabilitation company serving elders in independent living, assisted living, and long term care communities, as well as post-acute care rehab operations. He is also Adjunct faculty for Regis University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, teaching courses in business planning, professional advocacy, and service learning. As a member of the Colorado Culture Change Coalition since early 2009 and as an Eden Associate since 2010, Dr. Keeter has learned much about Culture Change and person-directed principles and has applied them to the rehabilitation operations he oversees. He has presented these concepts and systems to groups of Health Care Administrators and interdisciplinary teams, the Nebraska chapter of Leading Age, at Infinity Rehab’s 2013 Continuing Education Symposium, and in August of 2010, the Colorado Culture Change Coalition.
JULIANNE COOPER, OTR, is a Director of Rehabilitation for Infinity Rehab and Clermont Park Retirement Community and Rehab in Denver, CO. Julianne has 10 years of experience serving elders and is a certified Eden Alternative Associate.
JENNIFER LO, OTR, is a Senior Director of Rehabilitation for Infinity Rehab at Holly Creek Retirement Community and Rehab, in Denver, CO. She has 15 years of experience severing elders and is a certified Eden Alternative Associate
GREG YOUNG, PT, OCS, is a Director of Rehabilitation for Infinity Rehab at The Johnson Center and Village in Centennial, CO. Greg has 13 years of clinical experience serving elders throughout the continuum and serving the general population in outpatient/sports medicine settings. He is a certified Eden Alternative Associate and an APTA board-certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.