What is the state of therapy today? Join us for a lively discussion on therapy in skilled nursing facilities now that we are four months into our new normal. You’ll hear from leading experts in SNF therapy, who will provide key takeaways you can bring back to your patients to provide improved care, in spite of the new challenges you face with social isolation during COVID-19.
You’ll hear from the following panelists on how COVD-19 will bring changes to therapy:
Andrea Gale, VP of case management, Marquis: “The new normal presents an opportunity to redesign our approach to family and caregiver engagement in our residents’ plan of care and overall outcomes.”
Michael Sciacca, COO, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group: “This situation will change the way we operate for good because it will enhance the use of virtual connections for both short and long-term residents.”
Keith Creagh, Director of Rehab, Genesis Rehab Services: “It has been a very challenging time in healthcare with unprecedented changes to the way we all live and operate. Adversity can bring out the best in humanity and lead to innovation. With the right guidance, inspiration, and some help from technology we are more prepared than ever to deliver high-quality patient care no matter the circumstances and barriers to access.”
Ian Oppel, OTR, CCO RESTORE Skills: “In this new normal there is no team better suited to mitigate the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial risks of social isolation than the rehabilitation team. It is essential that they are afforded the times, tools, training, and support to truly put advocacy in action.”
Aaryn Crosby, COO, Adaptive Rehab: “We need to be able to deliver functional room treatments. Many patients cannot, or are nervous to come down to the gym. Having a truly fun and interactive therapy session in the room versus a standard therapeutic exercise can increase engagement and mental well-being.”
Topics will include:
- What is going through the minds of patients (who are very much at risk for social isolation), families, and friends (going into month 4 of no visitation)?
- Are therapists essential or non-essential, and how are they defining their value?
- Census and business development significantly impacted by COVID-19 and the lack of non-COVID related procedures?
- New messaging be to potential patients, families, and referral sources?
- Staffing and resource challenges - individual or collaborative approach?
- How has your use of technology changed in everyday operations?
- Regulation changes, including state licensing and telehealth
Eran Arden, founder, and CEO of RESTORE-Skills will be moderating the discussion. Eran says, “Now that COVID-19 has changed skilled nursing facilities, we at RESTORE Skills are seeing just how transformative our tool is for providing therapy to seniors now more than ever.”
We’ll also address how RESTORE supports current therapy challenges:
- Turn every patient room into a therapy gym with just a laptop and a webcam
- Employees on every level can become a skill-building superstar.
- Connect patients to loved ones by inviting them to therapy sessions with the click of a button
- Keep seniors busy, active and engaged