With the ACFI undergoing changes to the complex health care matrix (and also how validation occurs), physiotherapists can have a significant impact on a facility… both clinically and financially.
Working in aged care requires a physiotherapist to take the time to first understand and then meet the needs of residents, the organisation, accreditation, validation, etc. To meet these needs all at the same time, the following are just some things that all aged care physiotherapists should be doing:
1. Using pain management sessions as an opportunity to optimise mobility, dexterity and rehabilitation (not just massaging!)
2. Ensuring that every resident they’re treating has had their complex pain management claim actually made
3. Calculating exactly how many treatment hours are required to maintain commitments…
Click here to read the other things that aged care physiotherapists should be doing