Immobility, poor nutrition and hydration, multiple system co-morbidities and skin changes all increase the potential individuals to develop a pressure ulcer. Don’t forget to tap into those resources right at your fingertips.
“Urinary incontinence is not a normal part of aging,” said Jenifer Johnson, PT, DPT, a women’s health specialist. “By utilizing an interdisciplinary approach with your physical and occupational therapy teams to address this, you will find that there are ways that we can help improve your facility’s outcomes as well as your residents’ quality of life.”
Is your facility making transition decisions based solely on the results of a Brief Interview for Mental Status (BIMS) screen? It is easy to forget that BIMS screens and other cognitive screening tests are screens and not accurate diagnostic tests for dementia. A resident who returns to the community needs a more thorough cognitive evaluation […]
One of the biggest things that a skilled nursing facility can do to improve their quality indicators is to have a strong interdisciplinary fall reduction program. Preventing falls is more than keeping a high fall risk individual in sight or adding an alarm to their wheelchair.