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 take a nosedive due to the changes. However, in reality change is normal and to be expected. More often than not, the changes come and go without so much as a blink of the eye. Although these past few months have been ones of learning and adapting, I feel we did an outstanding job of always staying focused on what matters most – patient care.

We, as therapists, sometimes need to remind ourselves of the great service that we provide on a daily basis to the patients and residents of the facilities we serve across the country. The services we provide as Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech-Language Pathologists are essential to the rehabilitation process. Even though there are times when we might feel that the landscape of our jobs is changing around us, it is humbling to see my co-therapists stay so focused on improving the quality of life of each individual they serve.

 

As we move into the New Year, let us continue to overcome change, embrace both the negative and positive that come with it, and continue to deliver the patient-focused care Infinity Rehab is known for!

 

Leah Wilsey, PTA, Director of Rehab

Oak Creek Rehabilitation Center

Kimberly, Idaho

 

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