Senior Living on the Suncoast

Caregiver Glossary Pt 6 ft. Jonathan Hankley

November 16, 2020 Steve Bennet-Martin, Jon Hankley Season 1 Episode 36
Senior Living on the Suncoast
Caregiver Glossary Pt 6 ft. Jonathan Hankley
Show Notes Transcript

Steve welcomes back Jon Hankley, the Director of Business Development at Encompass Health, to help add Acute Rehab, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy to our Caregiver Glossary. 

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Steve:

Hello there everyone. This is Steve Bennett, Martin, and welcome to senior living on the Suncoast, the only senior center podcasts to assist us all. As we navigate the complex systems of aging together. Up and down the Suncoast. My mission with this podcast is to help make sure that the rest of your life is at the best of your life, which means today we'll be doing one of our final entries in the caregiver, glossary, featuring, Jonathan Henkly from encompass health and rehab hospital. they are an acute rehab that we had featured on a previous episode. That help define exactly what that is. but for those of you who might have been tuning in more recently and have not had the chance to go back and hear the full episode, just need a quick little one, two, three, about what acute rehab is, as well as physical and occupational therapy, we will be hearing from him momentarily, but first this podcast is coming out on Monday, November 16th of 2020. And so if you are working in the senior living industry, this Wednesday, the 18th from three to five at the Sarah Vela welcome center, which is, right at the Gantt and Clark intersection in Sarasota right next to the subway, they are doing a pie in the face fundraiser. For the senior advocacy council. And with that, it will be a great fundraiser where I will be there getting pied in the face as well as some of my closest friends in the industry. So make sure you come out, you can pay me. We pay them a couple of dollars that will go to meaning seniors in our area. And you will get to hide me in the face. for those of you who are looking for something a little bit more educational, like caregivers and seniors in our area, Parkinson place is continuing their home health care series. education via zoom through November and the next three become airing over November 16th, November 18th and November 23rd. So I will make sure I link over to the event information on that. but that is a great way to get some more education, not just on Parkinson's research, but just in general community resource and education. and that is what we have coming up. so thank you everyone for checking in on this week's news. And I will head over to our interview with John and then stay tuned next Monday for a short preview episode of the Suncoast senior care awards. Before we do the full awards live via our Facebook page on Monday evening. So stay tuned for that. In the meantime, you can always reach [email protected] That's H a P P Y L I F [email protected] Or you can find us on Facebook at senior living on the sun coast. And until next time everyone stay safe, stay healthy and stay happy. And here is Jonathan. And welcome to this segment, featuring Jonathan Henkly from encompass rehab and hospital. Welcome back to the show, Jonathan.

Jonathan:

Hey, how's it going? Thanks for having me back.

Steve:

Yes. Well, thank you. And for those of the listeners who might not have heard the episode we were together, why don't you give a little brief introduction about yourself

Jonathan:

and where you are? Yeah. So my name's John Hinckley, I'm a senior rehab liaison for encompass home health. Basically what my job is to advocate for patients that are in the hospital or at home, or at their ALS or a skilled nursing facility who needs a little bit more intensive rehab. I fight for them, bring them into our 96 bed hospital. We are expanding my 20 beds, but bringing the darn hospital. Work with our therapy department, get them stronger, get them back home and get them more independent. And when they, you know, whatever, whatever issue that they have come into our hospital.

Steve:

Yes. Well, excellent. And it is always a pleasure to have you back on. So being that you are the acute rehab of art area, why don't you define for our audience what an acute rehab

Jonathan:

is? It's a great question. And as I mentioned on a previous episode, A lot of people aren't familiar with what acute rehab is unless they need it. Right. That's always the big thing. I don't know. So the major difference between what an acute rehab is and what other levels of care are defined by two big overarching, subject matter. So we do three hours of therapy and that's under, under licensure with each patient every day. We need to get those three hours in and that's spread out throughout an eight hour time period. So it's not three hours all at once because honestly, I don't think I would even be able to do three hours all at once. and then the other piece of that is the amount of physician oversight. So for our hospital, with our licensure, we need a physician to come see you at the very least three times a week. And that's our physical medicine rehab physician. Now we have consults on service, and we have internal medicine doctors on service, but just that, that physician for our hospital would need to see you at least three times a week. And that's in contrast to maybe a skilled nursing facility where they see you. they they're required by law to see once a month. They may see you more than that, but with their licensure, it's just once a month.

Steve:

Yes. And so that is very good to know. I know working in the industry, you guys are always the place to send people. If you wanted to get home quick, wherever your home may be.

Jonathan:

Absolutely.

Steve:

Yes. And two of the many different firms of therapy you provide, I would love your assistance in defining the first one being what is physical therapy?

Jonathan:

Yeah. So physical therapy, specifically works on, lower extremity strength, maybe a little core strength. And we do that through a lot of different ways. It could be is as little as, lower extremity exercise, or it could be as something as higher level balance. you know, when I worked as a therapist, I would sometimes have my patients. Bouncing a ball as they're walking or stand on one foot, and play catch something. That's going to really challenge their balance is what our physical therapists really try and do and improve their, your transfer. Let's say if you're someone who, may not be able to get to that point of walking, but you need to get from your bed to your chair. So improving the independence. And we call it functional independence. So what you do just as a normal, everyday function with your standing, walking, all that stuff, we work on with physical therapy on that side of it. Yes.

Steve:

Perfect. And so how does that different from occupational therapy?

Jonathan:

So I keep patient on therapy as its own profession started off as you, as you may envision with people's occupations. So, you think about how they would work, things that are their hobbies. so that's how that profession started, you know, so they would work on gardening or work on, if someone needed to fold further cleaning service, like they, they owned. So occupational therapy even now has evolved into, working with your hands with your fine motor skills, but they also try and take. Part of that part of what your occupation is and to consideration when they're developing a therapy plan. So it could be, you really like folding laundry at home. It's something that you need to do. So we'll work on your fine motor, your finger, strength and dexterity, folded laundry, also bathing. Dressing grooming all of that type of, you know, those types of activities. So those are the big ones that bathing dressing grooming, but we really do try and incorporate other aspects of your, your hobbies and your interests and your purchase, your, your occupation.

Steve:

Yeah. So with one of the largest therapy rooms I've ever seen, you could pretty much construct multiple homes within the rehab area.

Jonathan:

Incredibly sure. That thing is huge. It's massive.

Steve:

Yes. Well, thank you so much, John, for coming back on the show and for those of the listeners who might need to reach out to you for the services you offer, how would they best reach out?

Jonathan:

Yeah, they can call me directly. So my number is (941) 780-6735. they can also call our hospital. the main number there is (941) 921-8600. All

Steve:

right, wonderful. Excellent, John, thank you very much again.

Jonathan:

Yeah, thanks for having me again. I really appreciate it.