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  • Increasing the Fall Risk

    Every week I'll perform therapy screens on long-term care patients at the skilled nursing facility where I work. Often, this is a result of a patient's recent falling episode or general decline in transfer safety. Typically the patient, whether modified independent with his walker or wheelchair level, is a fall risk. We just have to assess if ...
    Posted to Life of a PTA (Weblog) on May 16, 2014
  • The Importance of Mentorship

    Although having only been a PTA for three years, I've found myself in conversations with many potential future SPTA candidates. Quite a few have been with bright and hardworking CNAs who I work with in skilled nursing and others have been with folks my age or older (that would be the 40+ set if you were wondering) looking into PTA as a second or ...
    Posted to Life of a PTA (Weblog) on April 18, 2014