April 20th, 2017
OT Centennial ~ Recognizing Occupational Therapists accomplishments!
We are excited to spend 2017 celebrating 100 years of occupational therapy! Yaffa Liebermann, PT, CEO and Ranjana Hallur, OTR, honor Occupational Therapists at our Central New Jersey facility.
March 20th, 2017
APTANJ Member Feature
Recently, APTANJ member, Yaffa Liebermann, GCS, and CEO of Prime Rehabilitation Services, was invited to present her children series about correct posture to young children at the American school in London. Over the course of two days, Yaffa gave 15 minute talks to Kindergarten and first grade children (9 classes total) along with an adult class for parents and faculty for 45 minutes.
February 3rd, 2017
Regency Heritage Cardio-Pulmonary Program
Pictured below, Dr Lebenthal, MD, DACP, FACC, RPVI attends the weekly UR meeting which reviews the course of care for the patients. From this vantage, he and the team are able to select appropriate candidates who will benefit from the Cardiopulmary Program.
On January 23rd, 2017, Dr Mark Lebenthal, MD, DACP, FACC, RPVI and Yaffa Liebermann, CEO, PT/GCS launched the Cardiopulmonary program. 5 patients and 5 therapists (variety of PT, OT and SLP) participated in the first stage of the program.
Dr Lebenthal began by explaining the anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system with use of visual aids during the presentation.
The program continued under Yaffa Liebermann who explained the focus of the course of treatment: to teach correct breathing with long exhalation versus short exhalation, increase mobility of joints and muscle strength. Yaffa introduced the "tissue test" in which the patient blows into a tissue and counts the seconds of exhalation. This test was repeated several times to establish an average per participant. Mobility and strengthening exercises were initiated to increase trunk mobility for better breathing and strengthening of lower extremities with focus on quadriceps.
The program was completed with a TUG test (Time Up and Go) which is a functional, standardized test for each participant. The patients were energetic, engaged and pleased with amount of knowledge they gained. This is a great start to the program!
February 3rd, 2017
HCANJ 100-Hour Administrator Preparation Course
Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. was honored to be invited back (9th time) to speak at the HCANJ 100-Hour Administrator Preparation Course.
Arlene Schwartz, OTR/L Director of Business Development, Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO, and Katie Forman, CPA, CFO at the HCANJ 100-Hour Administrator Preparation Course
Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO, Prime Rehabilitation Services, along with Vanessa Cardenas, COO provided insight into resident care regulations, facility reimbursement, and the clinical and rehabilitative elements of skilled nursing services.
Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO presentation focused on skilled therapeutic intervention and quality care, successful outcomes for patients and administrators, an overview of the therapy department, the importance of the interdisciplinary approach to care, and the necessity of providing skilled therapy intervention.
Yaffa Liebermann, PT, GCS, CEO, presenting at the HCANJ 100-Hour Administrator Course
Vanessa presented Prospective Payment System 2016: Rug IV and MDS 3.0 which encompasses the knowledge and guidance administrators need along with an overview of the complexities of the reimbursement landscape while clearly demonstrating that therapy services are the key factor in driving revenue within the nursing facility.
Nursing home administrators have a multitude of responsibilities in running a compliant and efficient facility. Prime Rehabilitation Services, Inc. remains committed to sharing knowledge and industry insight to facilitate successful facility operations.