Month: November 2011

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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Landmark Study: Direct Access to PTs Associated With Lower Costs, Fewer Visits

The following was announced by the APTA on October 13, 2011. On behalf of APTA and its sections on Health Policy and Administration (HPA) and Private Practice (PPS), we’re pleased to announce the release of a new study that we expect will have positive implications for our profession and the association’s efforts to achieve direct …

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