‘Rehabilitation Today’ Podcast: A Collaborative Approach to Home Modifications
May 24, 2022 by Steve Kerschke, PT
Backed by decades of experience producing exceptional clinical outcomes, Kintinu Telerehab connects recovery to everyday life. We gladly joined Kyle Walker from VGM Homelink, an industry leader and national provider of ancillary healthcare services, to explore hot topics in rehabilitation, personal growth and recovery, and how to apply it all to the real-world.
In this episode of ‘Rehabilitation Today,’ Kyle hosts Mark Richmann, Steve Kerschke, and Melissa Anderson as they dive into the best practices centered around home assessments and modifications in the context of worker’s compensation. For various reasons, this process is often siloed leading to challenges with transitioning back into the home setting. Given the complexity of the injury and the nuances involved with worker’s compensation claims, collaboration between an occupational therapist and an experienced contractor early on in the process leverages the benefits of clinical and construction expertise.
Melissa and Mark offer key considerations and real-life experiences and shed light on cost containment, ways to maximize function and safety, effective use of technology, and how to incorporate aesthetics into the decision making process. Listeners will also learn the importance of medical necessity, ways to advocate on behalf of all stakeholders, and the impact of COVID-19 on supply chain and access to building materials and durable medical equipment.