New Activity to Practice Medication Management!

The practice of cognitive skills, like executive function, is essential for patients to build and retain the IADLs they need to be independent. One such skill that patients must demonstrate competence in is the management of their prescription medication. But finding new and innovative ways to exercise these skills can, at times, present a challenge. 

Medication Management

Did you know that 87% of seniors take at least one prescription drug, with 36% taking 5 or more?

Sure, seniors can use Alexa to set medication reminders, but can they place the correct dosage in their pill organizer? Can they identify which pill is which? Staying organized is essential to proper medication management for seniors. And, using a pill organizer allows patients to pre-sort their medications for the week.

Extending Practice

The new RESTORE game, Pill Skill, is designed to help individuals manage their medications, so they take them on time, all the time, and avoid the dangers of incorrect medication administration. 

Pill Skill, allows players to practice this task repeatedly in a fun, positive environment. To play, your patient will first, read or listen to the instructions for their prescription/s. Then, they will determine if they are to take the medication in the AM or PM. Finally, they will select the pill, choose the correct quantity, and drag it to the appropriate side and day/s in the pill organizer.

Why Play?

  • Improve patient use & administration of medications
  • Increase the percentage of patients meeting their health care goals
  • Reduce side effects & duplication, as well as drug interactions, of all medication

Review Daily Progress to learn if patients can: 

  • Read and understand dosing instructions
  • Follow dosing instructions
  • Demonstrate the necessary motoric skills for organizing & taking medications

Each time your patient plays, the game will begin with the last level they completed. As they continue to practice, the tasks increase with difficulty, giving players a constant challenge. Encourage practice and track player’s daily progress by playing Pill Skill in your next session.

Follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule an obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!
Data-driven activities & daily progress tracking

How Do You Measure Daily Progress?

Hi, I am excited to share that RESTORE's Daily Progress dashboard is now live.

We understand how important it is for you to track your patients’ progress. You want to know if today was better than yesterday and plan for tomorrow's activity accordingly. For example, you want to see if your patient can reach higher, react faster, and respond with greater accuracy. Now, with RESTORE’s *NEW* Daily Progress dashboard, you can monitor your patients' functional progress over time.

What Progress Can Be Measured?

Game Positions Skill Data Point Displayed
Car Cross Standing & Sitting L&R Hand, Two Hands, Two Hands Together Range of Motion Max Height Reached
Falling Fruit Standing & Sitting L&R Hand Crossing Midline Midline_crosses_right
Bulls Eye Sitting & Standing L&R Hand Range of Motion Correct hits
Order Up Sitting & Standing L&R Hand Range of Motion items_caught_in_correct_order
Memory Game Sitting & Standing L&R Hand Range of Motion Wrong_couples/matches
Falling Fruit Standing L&R Hand,  Two Hands Balance correct_moves
Bounce It R&L Leg w/ & w/o support Up / Down Movements L/R Calibration Percentage

 

*Results will appear in the Daily Progress dashboard found in the Player Profile*

 

Why come back daily?

Progress data is collected when patients play different skill-building activities on our platform. To see consistent data and track progress over time, make sure your patients are practicing every day.

PDPM - What can we do for you?

Under PDPM, presenting objective data when reporting patient progress will be more important than ever. We will continue to develop and provide our users with the best measurement and therapy tools possible. If you have an idea for an activity or measurement that can empower you and your patients, let us know. We are happy to develop and add therapist ideas for the benefit of all of our users!

We look forward to hearing from you and supporting your goals!

Eran Arden
CEO & Founder

It’s fun to go to the OHCA!

Spring is officially here (even if it doesn’t feel like it) and we officially have Spring Fever! And in the SNF industry, Spring Fever = Conference Fever! As previously announced, our team will be present at the AOTA Conference April 3-6, 2019.  You can read more about those conference details here. While we love a chance to network on a national stage – we are thrilled for the opportunity to connect with professionals in our own backyard! Next month, our team heads to the 2019 OHCA Conference & Expo in Columbus. We’re eager for this chance to share the newest RESTORE innovations and network with Ohio’s skilled nursing community. 

  • 2019 OHCA Annual Conference & Expo
  • April 29 – May 2, 2019
  • The Columbus Convention Center
    400 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

RESTORE, the online, skill-building platform, empowers patients in physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about our OT-developed platform. Stop by Booth #1042 – where we will be offering platform demos and answering your questions. Come give our activities a try or just to say hi! We look forward to learning how we can help you meet and exceed your goals under PDPM.

Not attending the conference this year? Don’t worry! Schedule an obligation-free RESTORE demonstration with our team anytime, just email info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!

See ya there!

Sequencing Activities of Daily Living

The ability to perform Activities of Daily Living is dependent upon cognitive, motor, and perceptual skills. There is also the critical distinction of a patient's ability to complete a task (physical and cognitive ability) versus the ability to recognize the job that needs to be done without prompting (cognitive ability). Each ADL and IADL involves a series of steps that are performed together in a specific sequence, without first mastering the proper sequence, it’s hard to complete these tasks correctly. As such, to accelerate practice and help patients establish an understanding of ADLs, we've created the game Sequence It!

Why Play?

  • Target & evaluate motor planning skills
  • Maintain required proper postural alignment to increase endurance & strengthen upper extremities.
  • Improve working memory skills

GAME UPDATE! 

We love receiving feedback from our users about the game, along with their ideas for which sequencing activities to include next.

Based on our suggestions, we've added a new task for your patients to practice. The latest Sequence It! the job, Making Dinner - Soup, asks players to select the correct sequence of events using the six cards on the screen.  As you can see, the player will correctly order the six (6) actions listed in the cards: (1) open can; (2) put the soup in pan; (3) warm on the stove; (4) serve; (5) eat with a spoon; (6) clean up!

We all know the saying, “don’t put your shoes on before your socks”...

Well, how about the correct sequence for grocery shopping, brushing your teeth, or making a doctor’s appointment? A highly useful strategy to guide patients in the sequential performance of ADLs and IADLs includes breaking down the task into smaller steps.  Sequence It! is designed to help your patients (and you) work through everyday daily tasks while further developing motor skills, planning, comprehension, reasoning.

Sequence It! features three different tasks to choose from grocery shopping, making a doctor’s appointment, and brushing your teeth, allowing players can practice these skills and monitor their daily progress in a fun and engaging environment.  Players need to select the correct sequence of events using the 4-5 images and words on the screen.

Adding this game to your players' sessions will promote the understanding of sequencing activities and encourage confidence when practicing ADLs. So, put away your box of flash cards, grab a red, green, or blue object & add Sequence It! to your patient's next session.

Follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule a obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (330) 968-2879. We look forward to supporting your goals!

 

 

 

Mo Money, Less Problems

Who doesn’t like money?! Our guess is no one! And while money doesn’t grow on trees, you’ll find no shortage of the green stuff in our newest game Money Mania!  Our newest game requires players to complete a variety of rehab-driven tasks involving money ranging from the basic matching of bills to the collecting bills in order to reach a specified amount. Each activity has 4 levels that increase with difficulty as they are played through. To select a bill, players use the hand to hover over the bill of their choice.

  • Matching: Collect all of the bills that match the requested one in the instructions
  • Sequencing: Collect the bills and arrange them in ascending value. Check your answer or use "reset" to start over
  • Totaling: Collect the bill/s that total closest to the dollar up cost of the given amount

Like most of our games, Money Mania! allows players to practice both cognitive and motor skills. As they work through the various tasks involving money - encourage your patients to play with one or two hands together while sitting to expand the range of motion, strengthen their upper extremities, or cross the mid-line. Players can also practice standing, with or without support, to target balance and endurance.

How will you incorporate Money Mania! into your player's next therapy session? Let us know in the comments!

Follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule an obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!

 

We’re Heading to the Big Easy!

Raise your hand if you're ready for #AOTA19 🤚🤚🤚

 

This winter has been a cold one for our team up north! So, we’re just a *little* excited for the chance to network with OT professionals in the Big Easy! April 4-6, 2019, our team will be exhibiting the latest RESTORE innovations at the American Occupational Therapy Association conference in New Orleans, Louisiana!

At the RESTORE booth, we will be offering demos of our skill-building activities. Stop by Booth # 619 and give it a try or just say hi! We look forward to discussing how we can partner with you to meet and exceed your needs as we prepare for PDPM.

Use #RESTOREwithUs on #AOTA19 posts for a chance to be featured  on our Facebook and Twitter. See ya there!

Not attending the conference this year? Not to worry, follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule an obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!

 

We Want YOU On Our Team!

We believe that skill-building can be done more effectively - don’t you?

Are you someone who sees the potential in ordinary objects? 🤓 Are you excited innovation & eager to share new technology with your peers? Then we want you on our team! We're a team that believes that therapy and skill-building can be fun, engaging, measurable, and data-driven. We are dedicated to leading the change and modernizing the way rehabilitation in SNFs is delivered today.

Based on the data our platform collects together with therapist and patients feedback, we develop, games, activities and therapy protocols to empower patients and therapists.

If you believe that skill-building can be done more effectively - Join us!

Clinical Partnership Director - Occupational Therapist

  • Full-Time Position
  • Greater NYC Area
  • Fast-paced environment, great flexibility, fun workspace, lots of autonomy!

Therapy and skill-building can be fun, engaging, measurable, and data-driven, and we're here to prove that. It's why we're dedicated to leading the change and modernizing the way rehabilitation in SNFs is delivered today.

Clinical Program Consultant - Occupational Therapist Assistant (COTA)

  • Part-Time Position
  • Greater NYC Area
  • Fast-paced environment, great flexibility, fun workspace, lots of autonomy!

About the Position

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Training & leading new and current customers
  • Consulting on platform development and implementation
  • Designing ready-made sessions based on Section GG & ADLs
  • Defining new activities for development
  • Miscellaneous projects as assigned

You will learn what it takes to succeed in the fast-paced world of startups, as well as the evolving US Healthcare market.  And finally, you will work with a global team of talented professionals united around helping people improve, heal, and learn - all while they have fun too!

About the Company

RESTORE is an adult rehabilitation and skill-development platform. RESTORE offers fun, therapy-driven activities that can be practiced almost everywhere at any time, eliminating the barriers of limited time frames in the rehabilitation gym.

With built-in performance tracking, RESTORE gives therapists meaningful information about adherence and clinical progress both during and between in-person sessions. Founded in Israel in 2010, the parent company, Timocco, established its US headquarters in Akron, OH in 2015, and a second office in NYC in 2017.

Timocco serves school districts, hospitals, private clinics, and nursing homes across the US, Europe, and Israel.

To apply: Send resume & cover letter (please include salary requirements) to info@restoreskills.com

RESTORE: A PDPM Therapy Opportunity Creator

'What will happen to therapy?" This is the question many are asking as they look toward the changes to come with PDPM. In his talk at the eCap Summit,  Marc Zimmet presented RESTORE as a PDPM therapy opportunity creator. CEO & President of Zimmet Healthcare Services Group, Marc boasts over 25 years experience in the skilled nursing industry and advises industry leaders as they face comprehensive payment and market reform. 

As practitioners across the country prepare for the shift to PDPM, many wonder if SNFs will see a mass reduction in therapy provision. But as Jonalyn Brown, VP of Operations at Consonus Healthcare, points out, there are steps we can take to ensure this fear does not come to pass. "While there will be a shift in services, particularly since therapy teams won’t be pressured to make up minutes if a patient has to miss an appointment, the amount will not decline in the move from RUG to PDPM — but only if therapy has been historically provided based on patient needs."

Delivering patient-centered care is at the heart of the new payment model and this paradigm shift offers a chance for therapy teams to expand tool kits. In the PDPM world, rehabilitation providers and SNFs must create additional therapy opportunities for the patient. If teams utilize online tools and other therapy technology, they can safeguard SNFs from the feared mass reduction in therapy.

How have you started to prepare for the changes brought on by PDPM? Are you concerned and left asking "what happens to therapy?" Let us know in the comments!

Follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule an obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!

RESTORE Recommended Sessions

Ask, and you shall receive! In response to multiple user requests, we are excited to share another platform update with you! This week, we launched our RESTORE Recommended sessions to help you choose the right course for your patients.

We have learned that choosing the right activity for every skill can be a challenge. And because deciding which activity to play to support specific skill development can take some time, especially when you’re just getting started, we developed a solution. Our recommended sessions were produced by therapists that use the platform to make it easier to start your skill-focused practice. You can find and start using these sessions, marked as RESTORE Recommended, in your Session Bank!

The RESTORE Recommended sessions are:

  • New User Training
  • RH Speech Skills
  • LH Range of Motion
  • RH Range of Motion
  • 2H Range of Motion
  • 2H Standing Endurance Reaching
  • 2L Knee Extension or Flexion

Watch this tutorial for a step-by-step guide on how to assign one of these sessions to a player of your choosing! We hope each these sessions help you to become better acquainted with the games and encourage more significant movement & practice from your patients. Be sure to read more about these sessions and the recorded daily progress metrics here

Follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule an obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!

GOOOOAAAAL!

You already know that soccer’s the number one sport around the world, but did you it’s also the inspiration behind our newest game? In Bounce It, players practice their dribbling skills by bouncing a virtual ball with their knees or feet!

To play, align your head and shoulders with the silhouette on the game screen. Calibrate the red, green, or blue object attached to your lower extremities and then calibrate the desired height for each leg by following the on-screen prompts. Once calibrated, lift the leg that matches the color of the dropping ball to the calibrated white line and pop the ball in the air. 

Bounce It is great for targeted practice of balance, hip and knee range of motion, transitional/up and down movements, and endurance.

  • Can be played with 1 or 2 controllers.
  • Play standing or sitting, with or without support.
  • See the settings below for the option to play based on time or level, whether you want to alternate legs lifting or a random order, and the size of the ball.

Follow the RESTORE blog for updates on industry news, PDPM, platform upgrades, new game announcements, user experience, and much much more! To schedule an obligation free demonstration of our on-demand therapy platform with our team, please contact us at info@restoreskills.com or call (234) 303-0723. We look forward to supporting your goals!