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Better Hearing & Speech Month: Recognizing Innovative SLPS

Posted on: May 18, 2020

Speech Language Pathology is Making a Difference... One Word at a Time!
Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) represent the hope that still glimmers. Amidst our current public health emergency, SLPs' commitment to resident safety and well-being – through effective speech and language treatments, cognitive-communication strategies, and practical solutions for swallowing disorders – are truly extraordinary.

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Tags: speech therapy, Speech Language Pathology, SLP, bhsm

The IMPACT Act Introduced in Congress

Posted on: June 29, 2014

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014, a bi-partisan bill drafted by the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees, was formally introduced yesterday. The bill had been circulated in draft form in March, and the bill that was introduced yesterday responds to much of the post-acute care (PAC) community’s feedback, including several specific recommendations made by NASL. The bill would require the use of standardized patient assessment instruments by post-acute providers to provide CMS with patient data that can be compared across the post-acute care settings.    

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Tags: Contract Rehab Services, Senior Care Rehab, Speech Language Pathology, Post-Acute Care Transformation, Therapy Management Services

Cognitive decline slowed by learning second language

Posted on: June 1, 2014

Is it time to add foreign language classes to your activities schedule? Individuals who speak two or more languages—even those who acquired the second language in adulthood—may experience slower cognitive decline from aging, according to new research published in Annals of Neurology.

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Tags: Contract Rehab Services, Senior Care Rehab, Speech Language Pathology, Cognition, Therapy Management Services