Physical therapy and physiotherapy – they sound very similar, but do they have the same meaning? According to Dr. Carter of Carter Physiotherapy, the answer is yes. However, the answer may differ depending on which country you are in. For example, in Australia the term physiotherapist is more common and considered a higher-ranking job compared…

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In the beginning of December, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized cuts being made to reimbursement rates for therapy services provided to residents who are covered under Medicare Part B. In the same plan, CMS also expanded coverage for those receiving telehealth care during COVID-19. According to the new fee schedule, a…

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Did you know that people of all ages may need speech therapy due to a number of reasons? Speech language pathologists make a difference in the lives of their patients by helping to improve their speech, language and communication skills. Learn more about what speech pathologists do. Here are five reasons why you should become…

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Occupational therapy helps patients regain daily living skills that are necessary for everyday activities or what one may refer to as ‘occupations’. An occupational therapist (OT) creates a treatment plan specific to the patient as per their diagnosis and physical needs. An occupational therapy assistant can help carry out the treatment with the patient. An…

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Are you considering pursuing a career in physical therapy as a physical therapy assistant? A physical therapy assistant (PTA) helps patients regain their mobility and strength through the use of various techniques and exercises. Learn more about what physical therapist assistants do. A physical therapy assistant works directly under the supervision of a physical therapist.…

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As COVID-19 cases rise across the country, the Department of Health and Human Services is leading a new initiative to keep residents in nursing homes safe. Providers who have had safer performances during the months of August and September will be rewarded. In the beginning of November, approximately  a third of a billion dollars ($333…

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Speech Language Pathologists also known as SLPs help with communication and swallowing disorders. They are speech experts who evaluate, diagnose and treat individuals of all ages. SLPs work in various settings including private practices, hospitals and nursing homes. Speech disorders can be caused by a number of various conditions. This can include: Autism Spectrum Disorder…

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The federal government is instructing nursing home staff to get vaccinated as soon as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available. They are being asked to not wait for the vaccines to be available in the nursing homes in partnership with pharmacies such as CVS Health and Walgreens. These two pharmacies have partnered with the federal government to…

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Are you considering pursuing a career as a certified occupational therapy assistant, but not sure what the job entails? Don’t worry, we can help you. An occupational therapy assistant (OTA) helps patients to improve their daily living skills. They work directly under the supervision of an occupational therapist. With direction from the occupational therapist, an…

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Nursing Home Compare has listed six new quality measures for skilled nursing providers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the new performance data measures in October. The update includes quality data for assessment-based measures from between Jan.1 and Dec. 31 2019 and claims-based measures from Oct. 2017 and Sept. 30, 2019. The…

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