Selecting the right skilled nursing facility has never been more important for patients, their families and Discharge Planners. With increasing pressure to control healthcare costs, hospital "length-of-stay" for medically complex and functionally impaired patients is continuing to decline. As a result, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and other rehabilitation providers are facing the need to accommodate higher acuity patients. ACP’s specialized treatment programs offer the medical technology, evidence-based protocols and advanced therapist training necessary to treat a broader patient population and more medically complex conditions.
ACP’s outcomes driven clinical programs are implemented by the facility’s therapy staff, in conjunction with ACP’s licensed clinicians. Developed around the medical complexities of aging adults, the programs are safe, non-invasive and medication free. ACP’s clinical programs and medical equipment have been field tested over a 15-year period and are now used in thousands of home health agencies, skilled nursing and outpatient facilities throughout the U.S. to improve treatment outcomes, quality-of-life, independence and discharge destination.
Comprehensive clinical programs for a wide range of prevalent geriatric conditions
ACP’s modality based clinical programs are safe, non-invasive and medication free. They address a broad range of prevalent conditions including Pain, Edema, Slow Healing Wounds, Post-acute Orthopedic TKA and THA, CVA/Stroke Recovery, Neuromuscular Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Contractures, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, COPD, Herpes Zoster and Fall Prevention. The programs are implemented by facility therapy staff, in conjunction with ACP’s licensed clinicians who provide on-site education, mentoring and consultation on challenging cases.
Proven medical technology referenced in over 100 scientific studies
ACP’s medical devices have been referenced in nearly 100 scientific studies for clinical efficacy and safety. These state-of-the-art therapeutic modalities include Electrical Stimulation, Patterned Electrical Neuromuscular Stimulation, Therapeutic Ultrasound, Shortwave Diathermy and Infrared Therapy. This medical technology has been used safely and successfully for many years in a variety of therapy settings including geriatrics, physical therapy, orthopedics, outpatient clinics and elite athletics where ACP has been the "equipment of choice" for numerous professional, Olympic and collegiate teams. Unlike other physical agent modalities, however, ACP’s devices are combined with clinician support, extensive training and evidence-based clinical protocols that have been developed around the medical complexities of aging adults.
Evidence-based clinical protocols developed around the complex needs of the elderly
ACP’s physical agent modalities and proprietary clinical protocols are founded in evidence-based practice using recognized sources such as The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), The Cochrane Collaboration, The Ottawa Panel, The Philadelphia Panel, The Evidence-based Practice Center ECRI and other refereed publications. The programs include proper patient evaluation, disease pathology, anatomy, physiology, and mechanism-of-action. ACP’s therapist training also reinforces proper indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions for therapeutic modalities as they relate to the treatment of aging adults.