Compliance • Audits/Analysis • Reimbursement/Regulatory • Education/Efficiency
In 2012, I was hired to evaluate the clinical and operational aspects of a nursing facility in another country. I was excited to escape the red tape and mountains of regulations connected to care in the United States. In fact, the best part of this engagement (I thought) was that the rules and policies in this country for operating a nursing home for the elderly to reside were comprised of a mere 18 pages!
Then, within 20 minutes of touring the facility, I wished I was back in the states. Why did I experience the blood rushing from my head to my toes with a feeling of dizziness? Because every resident was in a restraint! As you know, I am an Occupational Therapist. I am an avid believer that movement cures all. I restrained myself (no pun intended) from berating the staff for their ignorance.