The MOVE (Mobility of Vulnerable Elders) initiative was created by the Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario to improve the mobility, function and health-related quality of life of LTC residents and hospitalized elderly. In this 2nd in a series of Educational Notes on the MOVE Initiative, our Founder, Avi Nativ PhD PT, discusses how such mobility initiatives can be enhanced to improve their effectiveness for elderly who are still capable of standing & walking.
NeuroGym equipment enables those who are either unsafe or unable to move to more effectively practice and improve their functional mobility. This recent application note, Optimizing Rehab Minutes: A Focus on ‘Functional Training’ discusses how this can be accomplished in LTC and post-acute settings.
- Florida Healthcare Association Annual Conference & Trade Show, Orlando, FL July 31-Aug 4/17
- Missouri Health Care Association Annual Conference & Trade Show, Branson, MO Aug 28-29/17
- Louisiana Health Care Association meeting, New Orleans, LA Sept 6-8/17
- Virginia Health Care Association Annual Conference & Trade Show, Richmond, VG Sept 11-14/17
- Alabama State Health Care meeting, Birmingham, AL Sept 11-14/17
NeuroGym Technologies Inc. will also have a booth at the Canadian Stroke Congress, Calgary AB, Sept 9-11/17 – Come by & see the equipment in action!
Immobility among the elderly is a major reason for functional decline. It also raises the risk of health complications. How can we best combat immobility in this population? How feasible is it to implement effective, practical and cost-effective interventions? In this Education Note, our Founder discusses the MOVE (Mobility Of Vulnerable Elders) initiative in both hospital and LTC settings. Future Notes in this series will review more specific, measurable interventions that can be achieved with the NeuroGym Technologies equipment.
Why is maintaining and improving the function and mobility of residents in Long Term Care (LTC) so important? In today’s market, there are several driving factors, but quite simply, it is because improved mobility translates into health care cost savings. Our latest application note reviews a study conducted in a LTC facility. It demonstrates that by safely enabling effective mobility training and ensuring that the associated exercise training is sufficiently intense, a facility can institute measureable improvement in resident mobility. Such improvements can have a very positive effect on RAI MDS scores and on cost savings.
IHCA Conference in Peoria, IL – Sept 12th to 15th – Medline Booth
CHCA Conference in Colorado Springs, CO – Sept 19th to 22nd – Medline Booth
AHCA Conference in Nashville, TN – Oct 16th to 19th – Neurogym Booth #114
Leading Age Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN – Oct 30th to Nov 1st – Neurogym Booth #1142
OLTCA Innovation Conference in Toronto, ON – Nov 23rd to Nov 25th – Neurogym Booth
We’re pleased to announce our move to larger quarters and would like to invite you to our Open House. Drop by June 9th between 3-7pm to see our equipment showroom and the clinic facilities!
Bundled Payments for Hip and Knee procedures will soon be a reality for many facilities in the US. Leading edge equipment can help ensure the most effective rehab, improve outcomes and manage costs. Our latest application note on Rehabilitation of the Hip and Knee provides some key suggestions for maximizing rehab efforts following surgical procedures involving these key joints.
This 3rd Education Note from our Founder discusses some critical differences between body-weight-support systems from above versus graduated support from below and highlights why these differences can impact the effectiveness of Gait Re-training, Falls Prevention and ultimately Quality Measures/Indicators, Stay Days and hospital re-admission.
We will be exhibiting our unique line of mobility training devices at the Leading Age Annual Meeting & Expo in Boston, MA November 1 – 4, 2015. Come by our Booth #403 to see our equipment in action.