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New Technology and Occupational Therapy

New Technology and Occupational Therapy Technology is revolutionizing how seniors receive and practice occupational therapy. Many seniors want and need to do daily activities to care for themselves. Unfortunately, due to complications that develop with age, performing once effortless actions become challenging. Occupational therapy at skilled nursing facilities and skilled nursing hospitals helps seniors learn…

Home Health vs. Skilled Nursing: Is One More Beneficial Than the Other

Home Health vs. Skilled Nursing: Is One More Beneficial Than the Other According to an AARP study, 95% of seniors wish to stay at home for as long as possible, even if doing so means hiring outside help for day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, life circumstances such as injury and illness often necessitate 24-hour skilled nursing care.…

PDPM: Enhancing Senior Care With a New Payment Model

Despite high spending in the Medicare program – $702 billion in 2017 – ensuring consistent, high-quality senior care is often an elusive goal. To tackle the challenge, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service (CMS) continues to evolve its Medicare payment structure. The newest system is the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), a Medicare reimbursement plan…

Connected: Keeping Minds Engaged at Senior Care Communities

In senior living communities, staying mentally active is crucial for overall health and well-being. A key study found that mental activity can also delay the symptoms of Alzheimer’s.
Three female residents at Colonial Nursing & Rehabilitation in Lindale, Texas, a StoneGate senior care community, exemplify the benefits of actively pursuing mind-engaging activities.