Longwood community breaks ground on $56M expansion
Longwood senior community Village on the Green just broke ground on a $56 million-plus expansion to add onto its services. The complex at 500 Village Place — owned by West Des Moines, Iowa-based nonprofit parent company Lifespace Communities Inc. — will add 36 assisted-living apartments, 18 memory care suites, 48 skilled-nursing care suites and 20 new residential living villas. In addition, the complex will build a new health and wellness center offering physical and occupational therapy. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 31, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ryan Lynch Source Type: news

Louisville physical therapy firm's buying binge brings it to Wisconsin
The Louisville-based physical and occupational therapy conglomerate continues its streak of acquisitions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Louisville physical therapy firm's buying binge brings it to Wisconsin
The Louisville-based physical and occupational therapy conglomerate continues its streak of acquisitions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

EXCLUSIVE: Confluent Health continues buying spree, adds new state to portfolio
The Louisville-based physical and occupational therapy conglomerate continues its streak of acquisitions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 14, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

The occupational therapy practitioner's role in health promotion, injury prevention, and role participation for the older worker - Early A, Walsh R, Douglas B.
As the population of individuals age sixty-five and older continues to grow, the number of older individuals participating in the workforce rises alongside, with projections estimating as many as 72 million older workers by 2030. Due to this rapid increase... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Effect of adding individualized occupational therapy to standard care on rehospitalization of patients with schizophrenia: a two-year prospective cohort study - Shimada T, Ohori M, Inagaki Y, Shimooka Y, Ishihara I, Sugimura N, Tanaka S, Kobayashi M.
We examined the effect of individualized occupational therapy (IOT) compared to the usual group occupational therapy (GOT) on the rehospitalization of patients with schizophrenia. METHODS: A prospective cohort study included patients with schi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

SNF Medical Directors and Clinicians in PDPM Have Vital Role
On October 1, 2019, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will change how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are reimbursed for post-acute care provided to Medicare A recipients. The major change from the existing Resource Utilization Group (RUG IV) system is the shift in focus from therapy to patients ’ clinical characteristics and services rendered. This is a natural transition because the role of SNFs has evolved over time, from rehabilitation to subacute care for medically complex patients. PDPM separates therapy and nursing as distinct payment drivers and further distinguishes physical ther apy, occupational therap...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Rajeev Kumar Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: news

Stroke patients receive different amounts of physical therapy
(Brown University) Medicare-covered stroke patients receive vastly different amounts of physical and occupational therapy during hospital stays despite evidence that such care is strongly associated with positive health outcomes, a new study by Brown University researchers found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pre-school children with chronic constipation ‘often picky eaters’
Care of children with chronic constipation should include consideration of sensory issues and possible referral to occupational therapy, according to US researchers, who claim their findings are “revolutionary”. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - April 18, 2019 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Trial of improved procedures for driver licence testing by occupational therapists - Catchpole J, Di Stefano M, Mestroni K.
A draft manual for the Occupational Therapy Driving Test had previously been developed via a consultation process, setting out detailed specifications intended to improve the validity and reliability of the test and its consistency with other VicRoads lice... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Washington University names new director for occupational therapy program
Washington University School of Medicine has named Lisa Tabor Connor as the next executive director of its occupational therapy program, effective July 1. Connor is succeeding Carolyn Baum, who has headed the program for 31 years and is stepping down to focus on research. Currently, Connor serves as chair of the department of occupational therapy and associate director of research programs at Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, where she has helped build its occupational… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 3, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Robbins Source Type: news

Moral distress and resilience in the occupational therapy workplace - Rivard AM, Brown CA.
Healthcare professionals are inherently vulnerable to moral distress due to their frequent work with persons who are suffering or in crisis, in combination with the strong empathic orientation that underpins the very act of care giving. When accompanied by... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Demand grows for occupational therapy, health services
Western New York's occupational therapy and health providers say they are trying to keep up with demand for their services, and a lack of properly trained therapists doesn't help. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Demand grows for occupational therapy, health services
Western New York's occupational therapy and health providers say they are trying to keep up with demand for their services, and a lack of properly trained therapists doesn't help. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 23, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Paul Lane Source Type: news

Systematic review of yoga and balance: effect on adults with neuromuscular impairment - Green E, Huynh A, Broussard L, Zunker B, Matthews J, Hilton CL, Aranha K.
This systematic review examines the efficacy of yoga as a neuromuscular intervention for community-dwelling populations at risk for falls to determine its utility for use in occupational therapy intervention. Populations included older adults and adults wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news