Author Archives: Sally McMahon

Bellarmine University, RehabCare to develop postgraduate physical therapy residency program

Bellarmine University, RehabCare to develop postgraduate physical therapy residency program

Bellarmine University and RehabCare, a division of Kindred Healthcare and the largest employer of rehabilitation providers in the nation, have partnered to create a post-graduate clinical residency program for physical therapists to develop advanced skills in the assessment, treatment, wellness and preventative care of the older adult. Through this partnership, the RehabCare Chair in Adult

The changing face of Kentucky’s long-term care

In 1999, by a six to three majority, the United States Supreme Cour t issued a seminal decision in Olmstead v. L.C., which involved the application of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Olmstead concerned several intellectually disabled individuals (“individuals”) who were admitted to a Georgia hospital but not timely discharged from the hospital although their treatment professionals agreed that they could be cared

Widespread and unreported

The world is in the throes of a demographic revolution according to the World Health Association. As the population of seniors 65 years of age increases, a likely outcome is a correlation in the rise of elder abuse and neglect. Elder abuse and neglect is an important concern because, as the Administration on Aging reports, an estimated 2.1 million older Americans are victims of elder abuse, neglect or

CMS revises EHR meaningful-use

2014 is proving to be challenging year for demonstrating meaningful use. As the deadline to attest to meaningful use (MU) quickly approaches, many providers are trying to make sense of the goals they face in the transition from Stage 1 to Stage 2. Th EHR (Electronic Health Record) incentive program has changed and evolved since inception in 2010 following the Health Information Technology

Embracing Patient-Centered Technology

By LYNNE JETER True innovation concerning information technology (IT) in the practice of medicine lies in the manner it improves the care and quality of life of patients, emphasizes Robert M. Wah, MD, president of the American Medical Association (AMA). “Physicians must harness technology, not let technology harness us,” noted Wah, pointing to the fog