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!

My “Why RESTORE.”

I believe that adding life to our days is as important as adding days to our life…and we do both!

It is astonishing that therapy is still delivered as it was 100 years ago, from therapist to patient in the traditional 1:1 session. This model has several key deficiencies that, in today’s healthcare economy, are no longer sustainable:

  • Therapy sessions are dependent on the presence of a paid therapist (not scalable) 
  • Subjective/manual data collection and analysis by the therapist
  • Activities are standard and routine, rather than personalized and data-driven

Payers intend to cease to reimburse this approach; with PDPM we switched from volume to value. Providers will need achieve the same rehabilitation results while decreasing their OT/PT hours by 30%. Failure to do so means the same patient outcomes will result in a loss of compliance with the payers. This change necessitates a system such as RESTORE-Skills.

RESTORE-Skills brings rehabilitation into the 21st century by utilizing cutting-edge tools such as motion tracking, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to provide an end-to-end solution to reduce the need for the individual therapy session. RESTORE provides a scalable, data-driven SaaS platform that helps nursing homes and home care providers deliver the results expected of them, retain their compliance and preserve their revenue.

RESTORE goes beyond building a product or company, RESTORE is building a new category of on-demand, data-driven, rehabilitation tools for the healthcare demands of the 21st century.

I believe that therapy can be more effective, motivating, and fun – don’t you?

Join us, feel free to contact me

Eran Arden

Co-Founder, CEO

Welcome to the RESTORE Blog!

This blog was developed to serve as a community where therapists, industry professionals, and patients can stay informed of the exciting news about our both our platform and the rehab industry.  

RESTORE is a data-driven, digital rehabilitation platform for physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Each of our therapy designed activities improve patient outcomes through increased motivation while also aiming to reduce the cost of therapy. Our online platform allows patients to continue their skill-building anywhere, any time and real-time data collection allows therapists to track progress throughout the patient’s recovery cycle.

In this blog – you’ll learn more not just about our platform, our unique activities, our dedicated team and our mission but together we’ll explore industry topics including PDPM, therapy trends, and the convergence of technology and therapy. The RESTORE blog is a chance to engage in dialog about how we’re using technology for good in the world of rehab. We invite our users and readers to pose questions and tell us more about the topics you want to know more about.

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Hi, and thank you for visiting our blog.

If you're reading this, it means that you are already joining us is our mission to change the way skill-building and rehabilitation is delivered today. We believe that gamification, data and AI can empower patients and therapists and help turn therapy into a more fun, engaging, measurable and cost effective process.

Please, feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Eran Arden

Founder and CEO