Identifying Resident Rehab Needs in Skilled Nursing Facilities

Event Information
Product Format
Prerecorded Event
Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Conference Date
Wed, Jun 29, 2016
60 minutes
Product Description

Find out How to Utilize Current MDS data in Order to Identify Skilled Rehab Needs


Skilled rehabilitative services play a key role in assisting skilled nursing facilities with helping residents attain and maintain the highest practicable levels of well-being.

Join expert speaker Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT, in this session to explore the best practices to assist all members of the interdisciplinary team with identifying resident needs which may necessitate skilled therapy services via use of current facility in-house procedures—including use of the MDS and by increasing IDT knowledge when decoding the language used by therapists.

This webinar will provide a crosswalk for Rehab vs. MDS impairment Levels for Section G Functional Status, and also a facility checklist for functional impairments, and which rehab discipline should receive referral.

Session Highlights:

  • Defining skilled rehab needs for residents in areas of Speech, Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • How to utilize current MDS data in order to identify skilled rehab needs
  • Difference between rehab levels and nursing/MDS levels for Section G: Functional Status
  • Best practices for documenting functional declines and progress in order to justify continued skilled therapy services
  • Understanding “skilled” and “un-skilled” care
  • Facility checklist for functional impairments
  • Identify which rehab discipline should receive referral

Who should attend:

Directors of Nursing; Rehab Team Members: Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy; MDS Coordinators;
Facility Administrators

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About Our Speaker

Renee Kinder

Renee currently serves as a Clinical Specialist for Evergreen Rehabilitation where she provides education and training programs for interdisciplinary team members related to Medicare regulations, documentation requirements, and evidenced based practice patterns. She contributes monthly blogs to McKnight’s and is an experienced speaker at the state and national level related to current issues in long term care. She is an avid volunteer currently serving as Vice President of...   More Info
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