Prime Education

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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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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10 Tips to Help You Recover After a Stroke

Keep on Moving: There is a myth which would have one believe that all progress occurs within the first 6 months post brain attack.  Research and clinical evidence suggests there is a re-mapping and reorganization of the brain and new synapse connections continue to occur if rehabilitation is continued. The Importance of Equal Weight Bearing:…

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Muscle strengthening related to function

Recently, muscle strengthening related to function was presented to the therapists in the facilities where we provide rehabilitation services. I would like to share with you the highlights of this presentation. Integrated Muscle Action: A single muscle action results in a chain reaction The agonist is the prime mover contracted in a concentric way The…

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The Importance of Belonging

Prime Rehabilitation Services and Mobile Therapy Services were proud exhibitors at the APTANJ Spring Conference this past weekend. As a Physical Therapist with decades of experience, I recognize and appreciate the value of local, regional, and national organizations who drive our profession and related industries forward, highlighting the importance of our professional accomplishments to the…

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Director of Rehabilitation Meeting

On January 23rd, 2018, the Directors and Corporate Management team of Prime Rehabilitation Services met for a quarterly meeting.  The meeting was focused on sharing information, supporting each other and decision making as a company. Yaffa Liebermann, PT/CEO, GCS and Michelle Wall, OTR/DOR provided a presentation on G-Codes.  The presentation focused on definition of G-codes,…

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Physical and Occupational Therapy Presentation at Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center

Naomi Schlesinger, M.D., Chief Professor of Medicine Division of Rheumatology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ. invited Yaffa Liebermann PT / Geriatric Clinical Specialist, CEO of Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. to present : “Arthritic Joint Management Ideas for: Evaluation, Treatment and Exercises”. Rheumatologists, residents and students attended this wonderful presentation which focused on…

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Prime Rehabilitation Services presents “Therapeutic Yoga Based Positioning” by Dalia Zwick,PT,Phd at Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Dalia Zwick, PT, Phd, presented a very informative program on Therapeutic Yoga Based Positioning to improve residents comfort and quality of life. The program was hosted by Rose Garden Nursing and Rehabilitation Center where Mr. Andy Shawn, LNHA, joined the group for dinner and a tour of the facility and it’s brand new state of…

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How To Safely Discharge a Patient To Home

During the initial evaluation by our therapists, a home assessment questionnaire is provided to the resident and/or caregiver to be completed on within the first week of care. The information gathered guides the therapy treatment plan. Functional movements are practiced with the resident so they will be able to function safely when discharged home. Some…

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