Think a “Rehab Facility” is a good place to get rehab? Think Again.

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Rehab facilities are places that provide skilled nursing and rehabilitative therapy services for patients too infirm to return home right away. For those who need these services, a rehab facility can sound like a lifesaver. Unfortunately, these facilities are often run by publicly traded companies who primary purpose is not to help people get better; their primary goal is to …

Do you think all therapy clinics charge the same amount? Think again.

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So you need physical therapy. Maybe you have insurance with a “coinsurance” amount, which means that you will be responsible for a percentage of the total bill… so you actually care what’s being billed. How will you choose where to go for physical therapy? To make a very long story short, hospitals (aka HOPTs or “hospital owned physical therapy clinics”) …

Mobile Rehab vs Home Health

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Since Mobile Rehab provides in-home physical therapy, it can be easy to confuse it with Home Health. However, the two are very different. Mobile Rehab provides in-home out-patient physical therapy covered under Medicare Part B (and many other insurances). We bill based on 15 minute units and get paid the same as an out-patient clinic. We allot approximately one hour …

How Long Can You Receive Physical Therapy For?

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This article will help to clear things up if you have ever been told, “You can’t get more physical therapy for the year because you’ve reached the Medicare CAP.” Or maybe you’re concerned about using up your Medicare amount allocated for therapy, so you are avoiding further rehab this year. Both cases are caused by misinformation and it is very …

Products to Make Life Easier for Seniors Living Independently

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This clock can help to keep seniors oriented to night/day, as well as the date and time. As people age, their sleeping patterns can become disrupted, especially if they spend large amounts of time indoors. This can lead to poor sleeping habits and increased confusion. This clock is large, easy to read, and offers battery backup, wall power, and alarms …

New online tool to compare Local Home Health Agencies

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Medicare just released a new online tool to help patients compare and choose between local Home Health Agencies. http://medicare.gov/homehealthcompare/search.html Simply type your zip code in the search bar and choose which agencies you want to compare. Be sure to click on the three different result tabs to view Quality of Patient Care and Patient Survey Results info as well. There …

A fall can change your life

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A Tiny Stumble, a Life Upended http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/04/science/a-tiny-stumble-a-life-upended.html?emc=eta1&_r=0   People often push off making the necessary changes to prevent falls and improve their abilities until it’s too late. This article highlights the need to be proactive.