Genesis Rehab Services expands use of the BCAT® Approach nationally for improved therapy outcomes
Kennett Square, Pa. – October 1, 2014 — Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) has announced that it will expand its use of The BCAT® Approach (Brief Cognitive Assessment Tool) nationally through a collaborative partnership with Mansbach Health Tools, LLC.
The BCAT Approach, which integrates very sensitive cognitive measures with evidence-based treatment approaches, is used by thousands of therapists in the U.S. and internationally to identify and improve cognitive functioning levels in patients, to improve therapy outcomes, and to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions. The BCAT is particularly sensitive to subtyping Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia staging.
As appropriate and clinically indicated, GRS will make the BCAT cognitive assessment and treatment system available to its therapists in more than 1500 sites nationwide.
Felicia Chew, GRS Senior Director of Clinical Services for Occupational Therapy, and Erin Knoepfel, GRS Director of Clinical Services for Speech Language Pathology, will lead the BCAT integration at GRS. According to Chew, “We are excited to integrate the BCAT into our current rehab services. The importance of accurate assessment of cognition is vital for time-sensitive and effective rehab outcomes.”
About Genesis Rehab Services
Genesis Rehab Services (GRS) is the leading provider of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy and wellness services in the long-term care rehabilitation industry. As one of the largest and strongest rehab organizations in the country, GRS partners with skilled nursing centers, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, hospitals, home health companies, adult day care programs and outpatient clinics to provide comprehensive therapy services, primarily to older adults. GRS was named a 2010 Top Workplace by the Philadelphia Inquirer/Philadelphia Daily News and a 2009 Best Place to Work by several regional publications. For more information, visit www.genesisrehab.com.
About Mansbach Health Services, LLC.
Mansbach Health Tools, LLC (MHT) is an industry leader in the development of clinical evaluations and interventions in the areas of memory, cognitive functioning, and rehabilitation. MHT supports the BCAT Approach and the BCAT Research Center. The research center is a multidisciplinary team of researchers who specialize in test construction and treatment validation studies. Rehabilitation therapists and other healthcare providers throughout the country and in over 90 countries use the BCAT Approach. For more
information, visit www.thebcat.com.