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Both short- and long-term goals may be scrutinized in order to determine whether skilled speech therapy services are medically necessary in the SNF setting, as well as in other settings involving adult and geriatric patients, such as Home Health Care (HHC) and Assistive Living Facilities (ALF). It is the responsibility of the SLP to clearly define ...
This week, I'll kick off BHSM by planning and decorating a bulletin board in our facility. This BHSM activity is, admittedly, easy to execute and not at all original. From public schools to clinics and hospitals, I think the majority of SLPs use this old standby as the least they will do for BHSM. I am not yet sure how I will freshen up my design ...
Recently, I posted an interview with Christine Costello, a CFY-SLP who shared some of her experiences and thoughts about working in long-term care. As spring approaches, I know that many graduate students are anticipating graduation and beginning a search for employment. While graduate programs offer a variety of clinical experiences, they do not ...
questioning or statements are common and often challenging behaviors seen in
adults with cognitive decline and memory loss associated with dementia. A
person who has been diagnosed with a disease process resulting in dementia may
ask the same question repeatedly, which can result in frustration on the part
of the family and ...
How many of you have a
budget for therapy and/or diagnostic materials at your workplace?
Budgets are always limited,
and I tend to request only materials and items that I know are patient-specific
(communication books, etc.) to be purchased by the facility. I tend to buy my
own therapy books because I prefer to create my own ...
It's The End Of The World As
We Know It (And I Feel Fine).
With a nod to the late, great R.E.M., I pause to consider
the recent Medicare PPS changes, which took effect 10/1/2011, and impacted my
workplace. You can read more about the changes here.
I waited for our rehab department's official training session before I panicked,
This week is the
second part of my interview with Helen Vadala, MS, OTL, an occupational therapist
working and supervising in both the homecare and preschool settings in Delaware
County in Pennsylvania.
continues as we look at the recent changes in homecare and how budget cuts are
affecting early intervention, as well as ...