Quality Rehabilitation Services

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Come join us as LeadingAge Massachusetts holds the 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition May 9th at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts.
 

“Expaning the Possibilies is a one-day conference and exhibition designed to be informative, interactive, and fun for providers of housing and services for the aging. Oganized by a dedicated team of Business Affiliates and Provider Members, the conference will feature a morning keynote presentation and eleven participatory workshops sponsored by CliftonLarsenAllen. There will be an Architects Display featuring the latest design and architectural designs for the aging services industry.”
 

Quality Rehabilitation Services will be located at booth #12. We look forward to seeing you there!
 

Click the links below for directions and more conference information.

 
LeadingAge Massachusetts 2013 Annual Conference
 

Directions to the Holiday Inn, Boxborough

 
 
Welcome to Quality Chronicles. Every month we issue a newsletter to update all of those in our community of information that may be of interest. Here is the latest…..

 
 
Quality Chronicles editions:

 
October 2012

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Center of Clinical Standards and Quality (CCSQ), has included Bethany Health Care Center in their upcoming study of “Best Practices” in “High Performing Nursing Homes” as part of a National Quality Improvement Collaborative.
 
Bethany Health Care Center has been recognized for the outstanding care they provide through their inclusion in the CMS Five-Star Quality Rating System. Among the areas of focus will be systems that prevent healthcare acquired conditions such as falls, pressure ulcers, and urinary tract infections.
 
The information gathered from Bethany, as well as other high performing nursing homes, will be used to help inform nursing homes from around the country on best practices and quality improvement.
 
Congratulations to the entire Bethany Community for providing such excellent care!

 
Flu season is almost here. While the flu typically peaks in January or February, it can occur as early as October and as late as May. Who should get vaccinated? Those who are at an increased risk include children under the age of 2 and seniors ages 65 and older. Also at risk are those with chronic health conditions such as asthma, heart disease, cancer, and other conditions that weaken the immune system.
 
 
 
For more information on seasonal influenza, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website by clicking on the link below.
 
CDC – Seasonal Influenza

 
 
Welcome to Quality Chronicles. Every month we issue a newsletter to update all of those in our community of information that may be of interest. Here is the latest…..

 
 
Quality Chronicles editions:

 
September 2012

 
As the summer months approach, it is important to know how to enjoy the “fun in the sun” while keeping our elderly population safe. The elderly are more likely to suffer from heat stroke than younger people due to a variety of reasons including underlying medical conditions, prescription medications, and for the simple fact that they cannot adjust to the sudden temperature changes as well as their younger counterparts.
 
 
 
Some tips for staying safe and enjoying your summer include:

     

  • Stay hydrated! Try to avoid caffeine and alcohol and consult your physician if you have any type of fluid restriction
  • If your living environment does not have air-conditioning, try visiting your local library or shopping mall to escape the heat
  • Wear lightweight clothing
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • If going outdoors wear sunscreen with a sunblock protection factor of at least 15 (SPF 15)

 
Beware of Signs of Heat Stroke!
 
Warning signs may include:

     

  • High body temperature of above 103°
  • Red, Hot, and dry skin in the absence of sweat
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Throbbing headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea

 
Heat stroke is a very serious condition and requires immediate medical attention.
 
Please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to learn more.

 
 
April is OT Month! Time to take a moment and show your appreciation to the Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistant’s around you.
 

A Consumer’s Guide to Occupational TherapyCourtesy of the American Occupational Therapy Association
 
The person who needs occupational therapy could be your father or mother facing changes because of aging. It could be your child, frustrated with being unable to do the seemingly simple things the other children at school can do. It could be you or your spouse coping with illness or the results of an accident. It could be anyone who, for whatever reason, can’t do the things in life they want or need to do.
 
Occupational therapy is therapy based on performing the meaningful activities of daily life (self-care skills, education, work, or social interaction), especially to enable or enhance participation in such activities despite impairments or limitations in physical or mental functioning.* Occupational therapy is for individuals of all ages-to improve skills that help them perform daily tasks at home and at school, at work and at play.
 
Occupational therapy practitioners are skilled professionals. Their education includes the study of human growth and development, with specific emphasis on the social, emotional and physical effects of illness and injury. They help individuals with illnesses, injuries, certain conditions or disabilities get on with their “occupations” of living.
 
Occupational therapy practitioners are unique in that they look at the whole picture when it comes to a person’s treatment- the individual’s abilities, the task to be performed, and the environment in which the task takes place.
 
In a team of healthcare specialists, a surgeon, for example, will operate on your injured knee. A physical therapist will devise a series of exercises to help the knee heal properly with a maximum range of motion. An occupational therapist will ask, “What do you need your knee to do? What activities do you want to do, so you can adapt (the way you walk, drive, move around at home, etc.) to that knee,” thereby determining the right treatment for keeping you mobile and an active participant in your own life.
 
There are many real-life stories of the wonderful transformations that people undergo with the help of occupational therapy. Read stories.
 
Chances are, you or a family member will need occupational therapy at some point in your life. Learn more about the value of occupational therapy, across the lifecycle, so that you are ready to seek the right treatment for your loved one when the time comes.
 
 
For more information on how to celebrate OT Month, here is a link to the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) website:
 
Celebrate OT Month
 

 
 
Welcome to the newly designed Quality Rehabilitation Services website. We are in the first stages of our relaunch and will be making periodic changes to the website including password protected areas for both employees and our community leaders.
 
As you explore the pages here, please feel free to send any comments or suggestions to administration@qualityrehabsvcs.com. We look forward to hearing from you!