Habilitation

Letters of Medical Necessity Rifton TRAM Sample LMN: Adult homecare
Components of a Letter of Medical Necessity for use in the homecare of an adult. Note: Every reasonable effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information. However, sample letters of medical necessity are not intended to provide specific guidance on how to apply for funding for any product or service. Health care providers should make the ultimate determination as to when to use a specific...
Stories Kandi An Inspiration to Rifton January 15, 2013 by Clare Stober
Kandi Elmore likes her independence. And a good challenge. At the age of 43, Kandi has a long history of creating change. Diagnosed as having cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia before the age of two, Kandi faced an uncertain future. But with a positive attitude and her mother’s unwavering support, Kandi grew up a determined young girl who challenged boundaries and unwittingly became one of...
PT/OT Function-based Practice: The Rifton Support Station April 10, 2012 by Nancy Papa Doran, OT
As an Occupational Therapist I view toileting as a functional life skill, not as an interruption to the day. The product that makes this possible is the Rifton Support Station. For each of the more than twenty students on my caseload I incorporate a toileting objective on their IEP.  And for those students using the Support Station, I will work with them once a day for their toileting routine. I never...
Tips & Advice Transfer Simplified March 01, 2011 by Lori Potts, PT
It was perfect for Sarah! A resident at a long term care facility having difficulty with transfers. Caregivers needed a break. Moving from sit-stand and dependent transfers to the toilet combined with behavioral issues often resulted in disaster. This changed: The vest of the newly purchased lift was a snug and comfortable fit. Sarah’s feet were on the floor and taking what weight they could. With...
Tips & Advice Safe Lifting with the SoloLift December 29, 2010 by Lori Potts, PT
Submitted by: Kathy Caldwell, PT Metzenbaum Adult Services Chesterland OH Metzenbaum Residence is an Intermediate Care Facility for the Mentally Retarded (ICF/MR) and is located on the Metzenbaum Center grounds along with the sheltered workshop and school. The ICF/MR provides housing units for 40 individuals. These individuals receive full-time medical needs care and active treatment programs for...