HTS Blog

Managing Pain

Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons adults seek medical care.  In fact, statistics show that 60-75% of adults age 60+ report at least one type of chronic pain. Living with chronic pain can be overwhelming and greatly impact your…
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CMS Posts COVID-19 Data

CMS posted initial data analytics on COVID-19. Data was collected from nursing home reports to the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network. Data will be updated on a weekly basis moving forward. COVID-19 Focused Survey Items for Nursing…

Daily Stretches for Better Health

Morning stretching is important for your body to help kick-start your energy levels and improve circulation. Stretching can help loosen tight muscles and improve your range of motion making it easier to move and perform daily activities like…

Nurses Week Winners

Last week, HTS held a Nurse Appreciation contest to celebrate National Nurse's Week! Thank you to everyone for sending in nominations. We are honored to work alongside so many wonderful nurses in our communities. Thank you for your sharing your…
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CMS Approves for Therapy Minutes to Be Counted for Donning & Doffing of PPE

Blog by Cassie Murray, OTR, MBA, QCP, Chief Operating & Clinical Officer During the May 12th CMS Office Hours broadcast, CMS provided guidance for SNF therapists to include the time spent donning and doffing PPE in the MDS Section O minutes.…
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National Skilled Nursing Care Week

HTS Celebrates National Skilled Nursing Week In recognition of National Skilled Nursing Week, Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. celebrated with their partners by honoring our aging in addition to the health care heroes for their unwavering…
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Safely Reopening Nursing Homes: Quick Summary of New CMS Guidance

Blog by:  Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, CHC, Director of Regulatory Services, Proactive Medical Review As part of President Trump’s Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced…

Therapy Provider Partners with Brewery to Provide Hand Sanitizer for Indiana Skilled Nursing Communities

HTS Partners with the Hoosier Brewing Company Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. (HTS) has partnered with the Hoosier Brewing Company, a Greenwood, Indiana based craft beer producer and distributor to provide much needed hand sanitizer to…

Chair Exercises to Get Fit While You Sit

Did you know that you can still get a workout while sitting down? Exercise helps keep our bodies healthy and strong. Try incorporating these exercises into your daily routine to stay active and in shape at home.   Ankle Circles Sit…
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Properly Using Personal Protective Equipment

Blog by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention SEQUENCE FOR PUTTING ON PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) The type of PPE used will vary based on the level of precautions required, such as standard and contact, droplet or airborne…
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Pulmonary Therapy Interventions for COVID-19 Patients

HTS is excited to launch Breathe: A Pulmonary Intervention Program supported and directed by physical and occupational therapists. Breathe is focused on Percussion and Postural Drainage Therapy also known as chest physical therapy. Therapy interventions…
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COVID-19 Clinical Tips for Respiratory Assessment

Blog by Sherry Roberts, RN, Clinical Consultant, Proactive Medical Review COVID-19 is an acute, sometimes severe, respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus SARS-CoV2. Person-to-person spread occurs through contact with infected secretions,…