Year: 2011

Therapy Center Student News: Spotlight on Jennifer Champagne

Jennifer Champagne, PTA student from Our Lady of the Lake tells about her experience at Therapy Center’s partner skilled nursing facility, Maison Teche, in Jeanerette & what she’s learned! Stay tuned for more student interviews and news updates…   [youtube]YT3w_Km7vV0[/youtube]   Read more Therapy Center News student spotlights…

Therapy Center Student News: Spotlight on Teela Faircloth

Teela Faircloth, from Lafayette, Louisiana is currently studying Speech Language Pathology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Teela is completing a student rotation with the Therapy Center team at Jeff Davis Living Center in Jennings, Louisiana and told us a little bit about herself and what she has learned during her rotation. Why did …

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Is Your Facility Ready if Targeted for a RAC Audit?

Article posted by RACMONITOR.com (visit their site here…) CMS Announces New Demonstrations to Help Curb Improper Medicare, Medicaid Payments The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced it will launch demonstration programs beginning in January 2012 targeting some of the most common factors that lead to improper payments. The cost saving projects will …

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Who is Appropriate for Women’s Health Physical Therapy?

In continuation of our focus on women’s health PT, the article, “Physical Therapy for Your Lady Parts“, discusses what situations may warrant intervention from a women’s health physical therapist … Here are six situations where a women’s health PT might be able to help you. Incontinence “Fifty percent of adult women will have incontinence at …

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Pet Therapy: Helping Residents Live Healthier & Happier, the Story of Abbey & Jeanne

Article written by Jeanne LeBeouf, Speech Therapist for Therapy Center. On Thursday, July 7th, I noticed an article in the Gueydan newspaper about a dog who was looking for a “forever home”.  Her foster parents were concerned that she may never be adopted, and resorted to putting an ad and photo in the newspaper seeking …

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Therapy Center News: ST Student Spotlight on Lindsey Winder

We are excited to introduce you to Lindsey Winder, speech language pathology student at UL Lafayette. He recently completed a clinical rotation with us and tells about his experience at Therapy Center’s partner skilled nursing facility in Lafayette! Stay tuned for more student interviews and news updates… [youtube]4JRZHoQClnk[/youtube]

Is your current therapy provider prepared for 2012 PPS changes?

As expected, the month of October has brought great change to the landscape of therapy reimbursement in Skilled Nursing Facilities. The 2012 PPS changes primarily impact the way therapy providers deliver services and hold therapists to a higher standard if current RUG rate reimbursement is to be maintained. Here is a breakdown of what these …

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Nursing homes report SNF PPS rule to result in layoffs; reduced wages, benefits

The following article was published by Long-Term Living Magazine on 11/7/11. Nursing homes plan to lay off an estimated 20,000 workers nationally in light of the final SNF PPS rule for FY2012 that went into effect on October 1, according to a new Avalere Health survey conducted for the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care. …

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Therapy Center News: OT Student Spotlight on Sara Taylor

Sara Taylor grew up in Grand Lake, Louisiana, a small town south of Lake Charles. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. Sara recently completed a one week rotation with Therapy Center in the in-patient rehab at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Jennings. We …

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