Rehab Therapy Activities for the Holiday Season

By on 11/20/23 Other

The holiday season is upon us. No matter which holidays your patients celebrate, you can incorporate enjoyable activities to engage them while they receive rehabilitation therapy services. Let’s get started! Occupational Therapy Wrap a gift. This gratifying task can help patients work on finger dexterity and bilateral coordination skills. Decorate ornaments. Have some tactile fun! […] Continue Reading

Rehab Therapists Applaud Results from PDPM Outcomes

By on 2/6/22 Other

A recent study measured the impact of the new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) that was introduced in October 2019. McKnight’s reports researchers discovered nursing home residents received 13% less therapy minutes, but this did not adversely affect outcomes or rehospitalization rates. This confirms that the Medicare payment system was as effective as necessary six months before the […] Continue Reading

Lower Staff Vaccination Rates Result in Higher COVID-19 Resident Deaths

By on 1/17/22 Other

While nursing homes grapple with COVID-19, new variants and vaccinations, new evidence shows a correlation between staff vaccinations and resident infections. Skilled Nursing News reports nursing homes that had lower vaccination rates among staff also had twice the amount of COVID-19 positive residents and three times the number of resident COVID-19 deaths.   The New […] Continue Reading

Physical Therapy vs Opioids: Can PT Help Alleviate the Opioid Epidemic?

By on 1/17/22 Other

Congress passed a budget deal that included a provision to repeal the Medicare Therapy Cap, culminating a 20-year advocacy campaign to eliminate a policy that limited Medicare beneficiary access to physical, occupational and speech therapy services. The repeal of the Medicare Therapy Cap gives beneficiaries improved access to physical therapy services. This comes as hopeful […] Continue Reading


By on 3/9/20 Other

March 9th, 2020 Dear Rehab Alternatives Clinicians, Coronavirus is rapidly evolving as a public health concern here in the United States and in NY specifically. There is much unknown, yet it is safe to say when testing becomes more widely available, there may be a significant increase in the number of cases reported. A number […] Continue Reading

3 Quick and Healthy Recipes

By on 8/6/19 Other

Three Quick & Healthy Meals You Can Make While on the Go.     As healthcare professionals, we’re always on the go. Here are three quick and healthy meals that can be easily taken with you­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­––no matter how short you are on time.   **Eggs and Spinach** 2 egg whites ½ cup Spinach Garlic parsley […] Continue Reading

5 Ways to Achieve Work-Life Balance

By on 7/24/19 Other

We are so busy living our lives, taking care of family, work, making critical decisions and managing everyday challenges, that we don’t realize what we are missing. When life falls out of balance, we feel stress that can affect us both mentally and physically. But if we work to create work/life balance we eliminate the […] Continue Reading

3 Reasons to Work for Rehab Alternatives

By on 7/16/19 Other

    Rehab Alternatives is a clinical staffing service agency based out of Long Island. We provide staffing services in the tri-state area and have partnerships with hundreds of nursing facilities and rehab centers. Rehab Alternatives doesn’t focus on just filling positions, instead it seeks to understand the needs of its clients and employees to […] Continue Reading

BEST Weekend Trips from NYC

By on 7/11/19 Other

  New York can be stressful. Sometimes you just need to take a break from the crazy and go on a weekend getaway! I’m a person who loves to travel, and indulge in the sights and history of a city. So here are my top 5 best cities to visit when you need to leave […] Continue Reading

5 Best Family Events in Brooklyn This Summer

By on 7/8/19 Blog

  Coney Island Friday Night Fireworks Enjoy a FREE spectacular firework show that lights up the Coney Island skyline every Friday night from June 21 through August 30.   Luna Park Luna Park is an amusement park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, opened in 1903. Fun for the whole family it is open Friday to Sunday […] Continue Reading

Mental Health in Healthcare Workplace Safety ­

By on 7/5/19 Health

Within organizations, physical safety is often on the agenda in regard to workplace safety. But what about mental health? Mental and stress related disorders such as depression, anxiety and burnout account for a large percentage of all work-related health problems. And due to the emotionally demanding work, along with fiscal restraints that often result in […] Continue Reading