HTS Blog

Technology for fall prevention: Smart Slippers

According to AT&T, their team of scientists have been developing prototype connected health products, with the goal of making everyday household items “part of the network cloud.” Fall Prevention Technology Bob Miller of AT&T…

CDC publishes results of study related to injuries occuring in the bathroom resulting in emergency department (ED) visits

The CDC recently published the results of a study related to injuries occuring in the bathroom resulting in emergency department (ED) visits. An excerpt from the article is provided below. Emergency Department (ED) Visits PT and OT can…

Assistive Technology at Our Fingertips…

Smart phone apps may be a useful tool as part of the individualized safe transition plan from rehab. Assistive Technology Sample applications include voice4u--a collection of voice and picture prompts to assist clients with speech difficulties--…

A Month of Reaching Independence at Swiss Village, Berne, Indiana

Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. is teaming up with Swiss Village Retirement Community in Berne, IN (www.swissvillage.org) to provide a monthly series of education on fall prevention for older adults. Balance related falls is the number one reason for SNF admission amongst adults 70 years and older. HTS & Swiss Village Retirement Community seek to keep our community independent for longer with comprehensive education designed to inform, inspire healthy living, address balance concerns and to ultimatley prevent falls.

Partnering to Heal

Interested in learning more about how you can be an effective partner in facility infection control efforts? Check out the “Partnering to Heal” computer based video-simulation training program at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hai/training/ to…

Pain Relief is a Bowl of Cherries…

Check out this article "Pain relief is a bowl of cherries" just published in Rehab Management: http://www.rehabpub.com/RMN/2011-06-27_07.asp

Professionalism in Clinical Documentation

Excellent therapists are no longer defined by clinical skills alone. In today’s evolving healthcare climate, clinicians must be able to reflect the skilled nature of their problem solving abilities, direct care services and measurements of…

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Please join with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in promoting National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.  Estimates indicate that as many as 50 percent of Americans older than 50 will be at risk for osteoporosis…

HTS President Barry Chatham’s Reaction on Winning Best Places to Work 2011 Award

When I was informed that HTS had been named as "One of The Best Places to Work", what stood out for me was to learn that 75% of this award was determined by the employees themselves.  "Why did we receive so many positive comments?"-knowing…

Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. Named Best Places to Work in Indiana 2011

Healthcare Therapy Services, Inc. was recently named as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Indiana for the large employer category with over 250 employees.  The awards program was created in 2006 and is a project of the Indiana Chamber…

Congratulations to HTS Partners Who Won Best Nursing Homes in 2011

Congratulations to the following homes who were awarded with the distinct honor of being named one of the Best Nursing Homes in 2011 Best Nursing Homes in 2011 INDIANA Hearth at Prestwick, Avon Georgetowne Place, Fort Wayne Hearth…

Six Days of Suggestions to Keep the LOVE in February

By Liz Jazwiec I love February! Want to know why? Well, first off, it means we've made it through January—and thank goodness, because January is always a tough month with the end of the holidays, putting away the decorations, paying the…