Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is a beautiful day of overeating, parades, football, gratitude and, most importantly, pie. Although that holiday dinner can also be filled with conversational landmines. There’s that uncle who you fight with about politics on Facebook and now have to actually see in person. Your parents like to ask loudly every chance they get why…

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Respiration and Positioning Presentation

Education among our staff, teaching students and continually practicing new approaches is our model in clinical education.  Recently, a therapist who worked for Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. for many years,  invited me to present on the subject of respiration and positioning.  This lead to a wonderful, educational session regarding several topics. 1) Respiratory program with…

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HCANJ Yearly Conference: A Great Communication Tool

Prime Rehabilitation Services was honored to attend the HCANJ annual convention.  Michelle Palko and her team hosted the HCANJ annual convention in Atlantic City for which Prime Rehabilitation Services was honored to attend, marking our 20th year of support for this local industry event. The HCANJ annual conference is a great tool for learning new…

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Building a Plan for Success

Guest Post by Christopher Nigroni, OTR, DOR At Regency Grande Nursing Center, our rehab team prides itself on thorough, client- specific discharge planning. The Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. team here and across all our NJ/NY/PA locations strives for excellent therapy services and patient care. But what does that mean without proper discharge planning? A proper…

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Free Dementia Course

In this ever-changing healthcare environment, there are times when the patient’s perspective can get misunderstood. Relias has made available for free a powerful and insightful educational training course, “A Day in the Life of Henry: A Dementia Experience” to promote empathy for Dementia Sufferers. “A Day in the Life of Henry provides professionals across the healthcare…

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What’s Your Section GG Plan?

As you are aware, Section GG had the most changes in the MDS revisions effective October 1, 2018, including adding 36 new items, modifying existing text, and changes to when the inactivity codes should be used. All Section GG new item additions focus on patient function with coding on the admission and discharge assessments. While…

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Rehabilitation Week at Gates Manor

Guest post by Floraine Emata-Pagcu, PT, DOR Gates Manor is a Skilled Nursing facility for sub-acute and long-term care which is nestled in a beautiful area of Montclair, New Jersey. Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. is very proud to provide the patient-centered and quality rehabilitation programs including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Language Pathology in…

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Finding a Common Language

Guest post by Michelle Wall, OTR, DOR   Every day presents new challenges and adventures, but nothing that the rehab team can’t handle! When it comes to providing patient-centered care, meeting a patient’s unique needs sometimes can involve overcoming language or communication barriers. Our team has become proficient in using technology to our advantage in…

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National Falls Prevention Awareness Day

Saturday, September 22, is the first day of Fall and marks the 10th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year’s theme, Take a Stand to Prevent Falls, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls in the older adult population. As you…

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Celebrating the Jewish New Year!

Those observing the holiday believe that the book of life, which determines an individual’s fate for the coming year, opens on Rosh Hashanah, and is sealed at the end of Yom Kippur. The Jewish new year is not just a time to renew our resolve, rather, it’s the time when our fate stands in the…

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