As adoption of this short-form functional measurement tool surges, its utility in helping avoid needless delays before patient transfer to a skilled nursing facility underscores its value in new ways.
The Mini-Cog tool is free, quick, noninvasive, easy to use — and a potentially powerful predictor of outcomes. That’s why we’re starting to routinely administer it to older patients across primary care settings.
Protocols for reducing cathether days need to reflect that removing a catheter sometimes poses more risk than continued use, authors of a new study conclude.
The days of flash cards and colored cones are over. Here’s how Cleveland Clinic is making cognitive rehab functionally relevant — with the hope of curbing readmissions in the process.
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Cleveland Clinic’s rehab hospitals are designed to maximize safe, appropriate transitions of care for geriatric patients.
Increasing healthcare demands from the aging population have led Cleveland Clinic to launch a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation. The three-year program will begin in July 2016.
Adhering to the biopsychosocial model of patient care may seem daunting, but one expert says that it actually saves time, decreases risk and forges a better alliance with patients and families.
Conversion disorder patients may benefit from being admitted to acute rehabilitation. Physicians are advised to focus on addressing deficits in function, not their etiology.
The 6 Clicks tool, a short set of questions used to assess patient mobility and basic functional capabilities at Cleveland Clinic, helps with rehabilitation referrals and discharge planning, and improves resource allocations.