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skilled nursing facility AND physical therapy

Natalie E Leland, Michael Lepore, Carin Wong, Sun Hwa Chang, Lynn Freeman, Karen Crum, Heather Gillies, Paul Nash
AIM: The majority of post-acute hip fracture rehabilitation in the US is delivered in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Currently, there are limited guidelines that equip occupational and physical therapy practitioners with a summary of what constitutes evidence-based high quality rehabilitation. Thus, this study aimed to identify rehabilitation practitioners' perspectives on the practices that constitute high quality hip fracture rehabilitation. METHODS: Focus groups were conducted with 99 occupational and physical therapy practitioners working in SNFs in southern California...
January 23, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
Keith P Waters, Moises Ernesto Mazivila, Martinho Dgedge, Edgar Necochea, Devan Manharlal, Alexandra Zuber, Beatriz de Faria Leão, Debora Bossemeyer, Alfredo E Vergara
INTRODUCTION: Over the past decade, governments and international partners have responded to calls for health workforce data with ambitious investments in human resources information systems (HRIS). However, documentation of country experiences in the use of HRIS to improve strategic planning and management has been lacking. The purpose of this case presentation is to document for the first time Mozambique's novel approach to HRIS, sharing key success factors and contributing to the scant global knowledge base on HRIS...
November 5, 2016: Human Resources for Health
Brandon A Haghverdian, David J Wright, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: The most commonly used postacute care facility after total joint arthroplasty is a skilled nursing facility (SNF). However, little is known regarding the role of physical therapy achievements and insurance status on the decision to discharge from an SNF. In this study, we aim to compare functional outcomes and length of stay (LOS) at an SNF among patients with Medicare vs private health coverage. METHODS: We retrospectively collected physical therapy data for 114 patients who attended an SNF following acute hospitalization for total joint arthroplasty...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
Sohrab S Virk, Frank M Phillips, Safdar N Khan
BACKGROUND: A bundled payment represents a single payment for services during an episode of care for a surgical procedure. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and associated 90-day costs have been suggested as a bundle amenable to such a payment structure; however, to our knowledge, there are limited available data with regard to costs related to this procedure and subsequent care. METHODS: The Medicare 5% National Sample Administrative Database was used to catalog clinical and financial data associated with the day of the surgical procedure and the 90-day postoperative period for patients undergoing a one to two-level ACDF procedure from 2005 to 2012...
August 17, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
David W Fabi
Hip fracture is one of the most common injuries among the elderly and, because the population is aging, it is expected to remain a major clinical challenge and public health problem for the foreseeable future. The clinical importance of early mobilization and prompt participation in physical therapy after hip fracture surgery is now widely recognized. Because postoperative pain can impair mobility and delay physical therapy, much attention is now being paid to finding more effective ways of controlling pain after hip fracture...
May 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
Tadiye Abeje, Edessa Negera, Eshetu Kebede, Tsegaye Hailu, Ismaile Hassen, Tsehainesh Lema, Lawrence Yamuah, Birru Shiguti, Melkamu Fenta, Megersa Negasa, Demissew Beyene, Kidist Bobosha, Abraham Aseffa
BACKGROUND: Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease of public health importance and one of the leading causes of permanent physical disability. Nevertheless, the drop in prevalence following multidrug therapy has resulted in the neglect of leprosy. The annual incidence of leprosy has remained the same in Ethiopia since decades with more than 76% of the reported new cases coming from Oromia and Amhara Regional States. This study was aimed to assess the knowledge, attitude and skill of general health workers in leprosy control activities at public health facilities in Oromia and Amhara Regional States...
April 7, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
Brandon Haghverdian, David Wright, Linda T Doan, Dennis Tran, Ran Schwarzkopf
BACKGROUND: Expenditures for postacute care in total joint arthroplasty (TJA) have risen dramatically over recent decades. Therefore, efforts are underway to better identify cost savings in postacute rehabilitation centers, such as skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The primary purpose of this study was to analyze gait training achievements in post-TJA patients in the interval between hospital discharge and the patients' first 4 days at the SNF. Identification of potential losses in therapeutic progress may lead the way for improved patient care, outcomes, and cost savings...
March 2016: Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation
Judi Kulus
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January 2016: Provider
Alan Chong W Lee, Michael Billings
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Telehealth is defined as the delivery of health-related services and information via telecommunication technologies. The purposes of this case report are: (1) to describe the development, implementation, and evaluation of a telehealth approach for meeting physical therapist supervision requirements in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Washington and (2) to explore clinical and human factors of physical therapist practice in an SNF delivered via telehealth. CASE DESCRIPTION: In 2009, Infinity Rehab conducted a pilot program to determine whether telehealth could be used to meet physical therapist supervision requirements in an SNF...
February 2016: Physical Therapy
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UCLA Health's program that pays a negotiated daily rate to skilled nursing facilities to hold beds for patients who otherwise would stay in an acute care bed saved a total of 2,516 acute care days from June 2014 to July 2015. UCLA Health pays a negotiated daily rate if the beds are occupied or not. The rate covers boarding, nursing care, medications, and physical therapy and occupational therapy Nurse practitioners are embedded in the participating nursing homes and provide care for UCLA Health's patients every day, often treating problems that might cause a readmission...
December 2015: Hospital Case Management: the Monthly Update on Hospital-based Care Planning and Critical Paths
Hye-Young Jung, Amal N Trivedi, David C Grabowski, Vincent Mor
BACKGROUND: Skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have increasingly been providing more therapy hours to beneficiaries of Medicare. It is not known whether these increases have improved patient outcomes. OBJECTIVE: The study objectives were: (1) to examine temporal trends in therapy hour volumes and (2) to evaluate whether more therapy hours are associated with improved patient outcomes. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Data sources included the Minimum Data Set, Medicare inpatient claims, and the Online Survey, Certification, and Reporting System...
January 2016: Physical Therapy
Lin Zhong, Elham Mahmoudi, Aviram M Giladi, Melissa Shauver, Kevin C Chung, Jennifer F Waljee
PURPOSE: To examine the utilization and cost of post-acute care following isolated distal radius fractures (DRFs) among Medicare beneficiaries. METHODS: We examined utilization of post-acute care among Medicare beneficiaries who experienced an isolated DRF (n = 38,479) during 2007 using 100% Medicare claims data. We analyzed the effect of patient factors on hospital admission following DRF and the receipt of post-acute care delivered by skilled nursing facilities, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, home health care agencies, and outpatient occupational therapy/physical therapy for the recovery of DRF...
December 2015: Journal of Hand Surgery
Shigemi Hosogaya
Tokyo University of Technology established a Faculty of Health Sciences, consisting of Departments of Nursing, Clinical Engineering, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy in 2000, and established the Department of Medical Technology in 2014. Now, more than half a century after medical technologists' education started in 1959, medical technologists' training schools exist in 80 facilities, with universities making up 52 schools. On this occasion, we consider the role of medical technologists' training in the future...
January 2015: Rinsho Byori. the Japanese Journal of Clinical Pathology
Bettina S Husebo, Elisabeth Flo, Dag Aarsland, Geir Selbaek, Ingelin Testad, Christine Gulla, Irene Aasmul, Clive Ballard
BACKGROUND: Nursing home patients have complex mental and physical health problems, disabilities and social needs, combined with widespread prescription of psychotropic drugs. Preservation of their quality of life is an important goal. This can only be achieved within nursing homes that offer competent clinical conditions of treatment and care. COmmunication, Systematic assessment and treatment of pain, Medication review, Occupational therapy, Safety (COSMOS) is an effectiveness-implementation hybrid trial that combines and implements organization of activities evidence-based interventions to improve staff competence and thereby the patients' quality of life, mental health and safety...
September 15, 2015: Implementation Science: IS
Mark W Cornwall, Mary T Keehn, Mark Lane
BACKGROUND: Foreign-educated physical therapists are often viewed as one possible solution to the current shortage of physical therapists, yet there is very little research regarding these individuals. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe those physical therapists who are licensed in the United States but who were educated in another country. This description includes their country of education, their employment patterns, and the reasons they decided to emigrate and work as a physical therapist in the United States...
March 2016: Physical Therapy
Linda B Haas
About 25% of all residents of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have diabetes, and that proportion is expected to increase. SNF residents with diabetes have special needs related to nutrition, hydration, physical activity, and medical therapy. Vigilant assessment and maintenance of safety is also crucial for such patients, including but not limited to issues such as hyper- and hypoglycemia, polypharmacy, falls, lower-extremity problems, and transitions of care. Interventions to provide stable glycemic control; ensure adequate nutrition, hydration, and physical activity; decrease polypharmacy; prevent falls; facilitate transitions of care; and improve the diabetes-related knowledge of SNF staff can help to meet these needs...
February 2014: Diabetes Spectrum: a Publication of the American Diabetes Association
Hilary C Siebens, Phoebe Sharkey, Harriet U Aronow, Daniel Deutscher, Pamela Roberts, Michael C Munin, Craig S Radnay, Susan D Horn
BACKGROUND: Recommendations for health care redesign often advocate for comparative effectiveness research that is patient-centered. For patients who require rehabilitation services, a first step in this research process is to understand current practices for specific patient groups. OBJECTIVE: To document in detail the physical and occupational therapy treatment activities for inpatient hip fracture rehabilitation among 3 patient subgroups distinguished by their early rate of functional recovery between time of surgery to rehabilitation admission...
March 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
G House, G Burdea, K Polistico, D Roll, J Kim, N Grampurohit, F Damiani, S Keeler, J Hundal, S Pollack
PURPOSE: To describe the novel BrightArm Duo bimanual upper extremity (UE) rehabilitation system; to determine its technology acceptance and clinical benefit for older hemiplegic participants. METHODS: The system table tilted to adjust arm gravity loading. Participants wore arm supports that sensed grasp strength and wrist position on the table. Wrist weights further increased shoulder exertion. Games were designed to improve UE strength, motor function, cognition and emotive state and adapted automatically to each participant...
November 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
Kevin L Ong, Paul A Lotke, Edmund Lau, Michael T Manley, Steven M Kurtz
This study evaluated the trends in discharge patterns and the prevalence and cost of post-discharge PT. The 5% Medicare database (1997-2010) was used to identify 50,886 primary THA and 107,675 TKA patients. More than 50% of patients were discharged from hospital to an inpatient facility. There were an increase in discharges to skilled nursing units and a reduced rate to rehabilitation facilities. In contrast to hospital, surgeon reimbursement, and implant costs, the average annual PT cost per patient rose through the study period...
July 2015: Journal of Arthroplasty
Ralph Francis Mangusan, Vallire Hooper, Sheri A Denslow, Lucille Travis
BACKGROUND: Delirium after surgery is a common condition that leads to poor outcomes. Few studies have examined the effect of postoperative delirium on outcomes after cardiac surgery. OBJECTIVES: To assess the relationship between delirium after cardiac surgery and the following outcomes: length of stay after surgery, prevalence of falls, discharge to a nursing facility, discharge to home with home health services, and use of inpatient physical therapy. METHODS: Electronic medical records of 656 cardiac surgery patients were reviewed retrospectively...
March 2015: American Journal of Critical Care: An Official Publication, American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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