Reflection Program

Reflection Program

Ayasha is joined by ICP VP of Corporate Compliance, Amanda Allen, and Mark Petty with Health HealthPRO Heritage to talk about the new Reflection Program....
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Reflection Program

Ayasha Thomason

Hi, I’m Ayasha Thomason, and on this week’s episode of ICP TV, we’re going to talk about a new program that we’re implementing at our partner, Senior Living Communities. I’d like to introduce Amanda Allen, who’s our vice President of Corporate Compliance, and Mark Petty with Health Pro Heritage. So, Amanda, kind of give us an idea of what the Reflection Program is all about.

Amanda Allen

Sure. So the Reflection program is a multi-disciplinary approach to improving cognitive function. Our goal is really to make sure that we are identifying residents who are experiencing cognitive decline, maybe memory issues or decreased functioning. And that’s going to come from family members, from staff, to really recognize those issues and refer them to our program. They would be assessed first by our nurse practitioner using an evidence-based tool called the BCAP. And it’s a very thorough tool. It measures everything from cognitive functioning activities of daily living. It is a very thorough tool, and our nurse practitioners will actually be licensed to use that tool. And then after that assessment is done, then the BCAP actually helps us create a specific, tailored, treatment program for this person, and then we can refer them to Health Pro Heritage for therapy. And I’ll let Mark talk a little bit more about the therapy side once they are assessed by a nurse practitioner. 

Mark Petty

Thanks so much, Amanda. We have absolutely cherished and loved our partnership. With ICP, particularly in three senior living communities in the Little Rock, Arkansas area, the Fox Ridge buildings. We’ve seen some great examples of partnership from an interdisciplinary approach. When you team that nurse practitioner with the on campus therapy teams, great things to happen. And this is just another example of how we plan to collaborate and coordinate our services with the great things that ICP is doing. So cognition is such an important aspect in all of our lives. And when we see cognitive declines, we certainly see the risks for things like falls and a change in care setting. And with cognition, it’s so important to be proactive and understanding of that whole individual. And cognition plays such a role in that. So that’s why we are so proud to enter into this collaborative opportunity with ICP, where we’ll see some great evaluation processes from the nurse practitioner and then from the health, pro heritage side. And we are a comprehensive therapy partner throughout skilled nursing and senior living. The ability to develop very well defined and individualized cognitive focused care plans to be followed through by speech, language pathologists, occupational therapists, bringing in the care staff, bringing in families in order to provide the highest quality cognitive interventions. So that we potentially could see folks aging in place, staying in there in their particular care setting, decrease risk for falls, decreased risk for injury, and just a higher quality of life. So that’s what we’d love to see come out of this program and. Looking at the success of the BCAT and other partnerships that we have, I fully expect that to happen here as well.

Amanda Allen

Thank you, Mark. Yeah. I appreciate you guys coming on and explaining this and explaining our partnership and your role in this. And really we just want people to understand the goal of this program. So our goal is to detect we want to detect early signs of cognitive decline, either through family members or our nurse practitioner or the patients themselves. We want to protect against preventable functioning and memory loss. And then we want to enhance we’re going to help enhance brain health and performance for our program participants.

Ayasha Thomason

We want to rehab your brain! 

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