Innovate PTA Enters Elite Group of Geriatric Specialists

Innovate PTA Enters Elite Group of Geriatric Specialists Susan Gillum, PTA, with Innovate Rehab & Wellness is only the second PTA in Nebraska who has completed the Advanced Proficiency Pathway in geriatrics. Prior to enrolling in the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) program, Susan was required to complete three courses where she studied leadership, professionalism […]

Don’t Accept Urinary Incontinence as Normal

“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.”

Cognitive Screenings for Residents with Dementia

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 […]

Fall Reductions in Skilled Nursing Facilities

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.