Rehab Select Blog


Benefits of Occupational Therapy for Pulmonary Issues

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Oct 6, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Pulmonary issues can hinder a person’s ability to live life fully, but patients who enroll in a pulmonary rehabilitation program can dramatically improve their capabilities and quality of life. Occupational therapy is only one critical part of a program that includes exercise, education, and support provided by a team dedicated to pulmonary rehabilitation, but the benefits of occupational therapy are many. Occupational therapy is essential to helping patients with pulmonary issues regain their ability to do many of the everyday activities that we often take for granted.

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Topics: Occupational Therapy

Preventing Falls: Creating a Safer Environment in Your Home

Posted by Chris Schmidt | Oct 4, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Your home is your safe haven, and you have lived there for years. It stands to reason that it would also be the safest place to be as you grow older. You know every inch of your familiar home, so there are no surprises, no unforeseen risks that could cause falls, right?

Not necessarily. In fact, because you are so familiar with your home and therefore think you don't have to take precautions, falling can actually become even more of a risk. It doesn't have to be, though.

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Topics: Fall Prevention

Meet Medicaid Timelines: 13 Tips You Can’t Afford to Miss

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM

This is the last installment of a four-part series exploring how to navigate the complex landscape of Medicaid eligibility with success.  

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Topics: Medicaid

Five Common Misconceptions about Medicaid Eligibility: Get the Facts

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 16, 2021 9:45:00 AM

This is the third of a four-part series exploring how to navigate the complex landscape of Medicaid eligibility effectively. 

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Topics: Medicaid

Property Ownership and Medicaid: Common Myths Debunked

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Sep 7, 2021 9:00:00 AM

This is the second of a four-part series exploring how to navigate the complex landscape of Medicaid eligibility with success.

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Topics: Medicaid

Preparing  Medicaid Documents Doesn’t Have to be a Nightmare — Follow this Checklist

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 30, 2021 8:15:00 AM

This is the first of a four-part series exploring how to navigate the complex landscape of Medicaid eligibility with success.

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Topics: Medicaid

Rehab Select's Therapy Director Explains the Difference between Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 24, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy are three related disciplines in rehabilitation that work together to treat patients as a whole. Each discipline has a different focus, but there are some areas of overlap. For patients with injuries or medical conditions that limit their physical capabilities, a combination of the three therapies can help restore their life.

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Topics: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy

How to Get the Most Value from Your Occupational Therapy Activities

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 11, 2021 1:45:00 PM

There’s no doubt the role of occupational therapy in a skilled nursing facility has evolved and grown over the last several years. Whether you’re a short-term resident recovering from an illness or injury or a long-term resident with chronic disease, the right occupational therapy team and plan can have a significant impact on your progress and your overall quality of life.

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Topics: Occupational Therapy

12 Examples of  Occupational  Therapy  Goals for Adults  

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 4, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Chronic illnesses, sudden injuries, and mental and physical disabilities can make it difficult or even impossible for those suffering from them to perform many of the day-to-day functions most people take for granted.

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Topics: Occupational Therapy

Have You Had a Fall? Recover With Rehabilitation and Prevention

Posted by Bobby Stephenson | Aug 2, 2021 8:30:00 AM

As you get older, you may experience physical changes that impact flexibility, agility, strength and endurance such that falls become a significant risk to your independence.

Of course, preventing falls altogether is the ultimate goal. However, if you've already experienced a fall, the goal then is to attend a rehabilitation program so that you can return to normal function and prevent further falls from happening.

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Topics: Fall Prevention