When our lives are busy and we've been on-the-go, we can end up feeling off balance and out of sorts. Sometimes it can feel like we're juggling so many things that we lose track of ourselves in the midst of all that needs our attention.
Nursing Homes, CMS Regional Offices, and State Survey Agencies will receive a free toolkit from CMS by January 31, 2013. Hand in Hand is a high quality training series for nursing homes that emphasizes person-centered care for persons with dementia, as well as the prevention of abuse. These tool kits are being mailed free to every nursing home in the country by IPC Systems, a CMS contractor.
Section 6121 of the Affordable Care Act requires CMS to ensure that nurse aides receive regular training on caring for residents with dementia and on preventing abuse. Hand in Hand addresses the annual requirement for nurse aide training on these important topics. While annual training for nurse aides on dementia care and abuse prevention is required in current nursing home regulations, CMS does not require nursing homes to use the Hand in Hand training specifically. Other tools and resources are also available.
For millennia, sages from the Buddha to Yogi Berra have been advising us to tame our wandering minds and focus our attention on the present. The reason is obvious: The past is history, the future nothing but a dream. All we really ever have is now.
Thursday December 20, 2012Time: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Coastal Health and Rehabilitation
820 North Clyde Morris Boulevard
Daytona Beach, FL 32117
Hors d'oeuvres, desserts and Beverages Provided
You are invited to take a look at our newly remodeled facility, meet our Rehab Director and Administrator.
We have Full Time and PRN PT and OT positions available in Daytona, Deland and Bunnell
Coastal Health and Rehab
• State of the art equipment including: ACP, Omni Cycle and Vital Stim
• Completely Remodeled Facility including Physical Therapy Gym and ADL Therapy Gym
• Top pay and great benefits
• Diverse patient case load
• Work – Life balance, flexible hours available with the security of a Skilled Nursing Setting
• Work and grow with a team
For more information on this event or information regarding employment opportunities, please contact:
Toll Free: 877-744-5451
Critical Medicaid funding for nursing facility care is in jeopardy!
This week was again another successful week in the Halcyon Rehab Georgia Region operated by Halcyon Rehab Regional Katarika Lewis, a multiple "Regional of the Year" Winner.
In an ongoing effort to support excellent organizations focused on the care for our elderly population Halcyon Rehab has joined the Mississippi Health Care Association.
Your action is needed right away to stop the arbitrary therapy caps that are set take effect. Unless Congress passes legislation this year to stop arbitrary Medicare financial limits or "therapy caps," nursing home patients needing care above the therapy cap will be forced to postpone or forgo care, or face paying 100 percent of the cost of additional treatment out-of-pocket when coverage expires.
Patients could reach the current caps within a matter of weeks. We must ensure that patients continue to receive medically necessary, Medicare Part B therapy services by extending the therapy caps exceptions process beyond December 31, 2012. Contact Congress today and tell them to prevent thousands of Medicare beneficiaries from exceeding arbitrary limitations on outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services (also known as the therapy caps).
How about starting off the year with a few easy New Year's resolutions for a healthier 2013. After all, one little brush with goal-setting success just may kick-start your commitment to your larger health goals. If you're at a loss for good resolutions this year, here are some good ones that are surprisingly easy to keep.
By Kathleen Parisian
Changes in life happen. All the time. Things happen for good and bad reasons and much of change is beyond our control. How we handle change is within our control. There will always be external events that cause change, but you still need to take control of your own reactions and attitudes toward change. Here are 10 tips to help you handle changes in your life without adding undue stress.