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Taking Care of Your Joints

Joint pain is one of the most common forms of pain for aging adults. As you age, the fluid that lubricates your joints decreases and the cartilage that lines your joints becomes thinner. This causes your joints to become stiff, less flexible,…
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FY22 SNF PPS Medicare Final Rule

Blog by:  Shelly Maffia, MSN, MBA, RN, LNHA, QCP, CHC, CLNC, CPC-A, Director of Regulatory Services, Proactive Medical Review and Jessica Cairns, RN, RAC-CT, CMAC, Clinical Consultant, Proactive Medical Review July 29th, 2021, the Skilled…

What To Do After A Fall

Everybody falls no matter what age, but for older adults, a fall can result in serious injuries. Knowing what to do if a fall occurs can be helpful to minimize additional injury. We recommend practicing getting up from a fall and fall safety…
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Top 5 Therapy Clinical Outcome Focus Areas Part 5 of 5: Part B Programming

HTS has identified the top 5 therapy clinical outcome focus areas for 2021 based on our experiences from 2020 which allow us to uniquely identify opportunities for clinical growth.   This month’s clinical outcome focus…

Yardwork Safety Tips

Yardwork and gardening can be very rewarding and pleasurable activities for all ages. Bending, stretching, and pulling weeds from standing or sitting is great physical exercise. However, it can often lead to back pain, sore muscles, joint…
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Top 5 Therapy Clinical Outcome Focus Areas – Part 4 of 5: Section GG Outcomes

HTS has identified the top 5 therapy clinical outcome focus areas for 2021 based on our experiences from 2020 which makes us better equipped to overcome COVID-19 related obstacles. Furthermore, after attending a 15-hour training and certification…

A Good Night’s Sleep

A common challenge that many seniors face is getting a good night’s sleep. As you age, you may notice that you nap more during the day, feel tired earlier at night, have trouble falling asleep, or wake up in the middle of the night and have…
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Top 5 Clinical Outcome Areas for 2021: Part 1

Looking back from 2020, the start of this New Year has been more reflective than most. As an organization, fully “seeing 20/20” in 2021 has been made possible by the clarity gained through the experiences and challenges we all faced last…
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Top 5 Therapy Clinical Outcome Focus Areas Part 3 of 5: Medicaid CMI

HTS has identified the top 5 therapy clinical outcome focus areas for 2021 based on our experiences from 2020 which makes us better equipped to overcome COVID-19 related obstacles. Furthermore, after attending a 15-hour training and certification…
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Top 5 Therapy Clinical Outcome Focus Areas Part 2 of 5: PDPM Case Mix

HTS has identified the top 5 therapy clinical outcome focus areas for 2021 based on our experiences from 2020 which makes us better equipped to overcome COVID-19 related obstacles. Furthermore, after attending a 15-hour training and certification…
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National Skilled Nursing Care Week

In recognition of this week, we would like to take this opportunity to commend our partners and healthcare heroes for your unwavering commitment to improving the lives of those you serve. To celebrate this week, HTS has created a fun activity…

Isolation & Reduced Activity Health Risks for Seniors

Throughout the health crisis, older adults have followed national health expert’s advice to stay home and socially distance. While social distancing has certainly been necessary, limited social interactions and lack of physical activity have…