Key Insights for Therapists in Skilled Nursing Facilities

About the Course
This course is intended to offer advice, training, and resources to therapists in skilled nursing facilities(SNF), whether they be a new grad or a seasoned therapist transferring from another practice setting. Additionally, this course expounds on helpful tips for current therapists in the SNF setting as well as therapy managers seeking materials to help train and orient their new staff as this process can be quite overwhelming to incoming therapists who are not familiar with all the protocols and terminology. If you're seeking the “inside scoop” on SNF or wanting insight into the unpredictable (and sometimes hilarious) events of each day, this course is for you! Learn the regulatory requirements, productivity requirements, strategies on assessing and treating different types of residents, and tips on how to be successful in the SNF world. This course is highly engaging and a great resource to any seasoned or new therapist.

Learning Outcomes
  • Identify common characteristics of the day-to-day SNF culture.
  • Recognize the allowable services for each of them payor sources in a SNF.
  • Identify factors related to productivity requirements and suggestions for achieving the goal and managing the respective caseload.
  • Identify therapy assessments appropriate in the SNF setting.
  • Recognize 5 age- related changes in the body that may be helpful to understand about SNF residents.
  • Identify strategies to address challenges in treatment, such as noncompliance, refusals and low-levels of function.
  • Identify state survey regulatory requirements to know and practice when working in a SNF.

About the Author
Lisa Young Milliken, MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP has served as a practitioner, regional manager, vice president, consultant, compliance director and education specialist. She has lectured at the state and national level with over 300 professional education courses on topics of importance to the healthcare professional. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has mentored team members in senior retirement communities for their development of effective non- pharmacological strategies and dementia program management. She also volunteers with community programs in the Houston area to support caregivers of family members living with multiple disorders. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, where she currently serves as a State Advocate for Medicare Policy for Texas. She is Vice President of Professional Services for the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association and also serves on the Financial Advisory Committee and the Publications Board of this organization. She is a Distinguished Fellow of Public Policy for the National Academies of Practice where she serves as the Co-Chair of the Forum Planning Committee and is a prior board president of the Louisiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association and an alumnus of the Council of State Association Presidents. Finally, she is a member of the Kingwood-Humble Aggie Mom Board and lives in Houston, Texas.

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 70% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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