BAYADA REHAB DAY 11/4/17 CVA: Identifying and Applying Multidisciplinary Treatment Strategies

Newark, DE US
November 4, 2017


Join the BAYADA Amaryllis, Calla Lily, Camellia, Cosmos, Iris, Ivy, Peach Blossom, and Shamrock Divisions for an all-day rehab event!

Physical therapists (PTs), Physical Therapy Assistants (PTAs), Occupational therapists (OTs), Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTAs) and Speech language therapists (STs) who work in the home health care setting are invited to learn about Cerebral Vascular Accidents and how to identify and apply multidisciplinary treatment strategies. 

The American Heart Association reports that stroke is the 5th leading cause of death when separated from other cardiovascular diseases. Stroke is a cardiovascular disease resulting in neurological deficits that potentially impact physical functioning dramatically. Many modifiable risk factors of cardiovascular disease have been identified that may be impacted by physical, occupational, and speech therapy. This course will provide participants with assessment tools (objective testing) and interventions to reduce stroke risk and improve post-stroke physical and cognitive functioning.

In addition, the cost of healthcare for strokes alone is upwards of $33 billion each year, with an ever-increasing scrutiny for healthcare providers to prove they are providing “reasonable and necessary” care for stroke patients. Appropriate documentation that fulfills the requirements of the term “reasonable and necessary” is essential, and therapists should document in such a way to prove their skills and knowledge are essential to the appropriate rehabilitation and habilitation of the patient who has experienced a stroke.

Everyone must RSVP by Monday, October 30th.  

Please direct questions to Suzanne M. Wiesenberg at       

A nominal fee of $50 applies for any non-Bayada employees.        

    Criteria for Successful Completion of Activity to Claim CE Certificate
    • Attend planned length of activity missing no more than 10 minutes
    • Verification of attendance via sign-in sheet
    • Post-test with >80% passing score
    • Evaluation completion with electronic signature (30 days to complete)

    Target Audience

    Physical Therapists (PTs)

    Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA)

    Occupational Therapists (OTs)

    Occupational Therapy Assistants (OTA)

    Speech Language Therapists (STs)

    Therapists who work in home health care.

    PT, PTA, OT, OTA and ST CEUs have been submitted for approval in DE, MD, NJ, and PA.  

    Educational Level:

    Intermediate—Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

    AOTA Classification Codes:

    First Content Category: Domain of OT

    First Content Topic: Client Factors

    Second Content Category: Occupational Therapy Process

    Second Content Topic: Evaluation

    Third Content Category: Occupational Therapy Process

    Third Content Topic: Intervention

    Learning Objectives

    By the end of this educational activity the learner will be able to:

    • describe 3 modifiable risk factors for stroke and cardiovascular disease
    • explain the roles of the members of the interdisciplinary care team
    • list 3 objective test measures used in evaluating patients that have had a stroke
    • integrate ofjective test findings into care planning
    • prescribe an evidenced-based exercise program for CVA
    • demonstrate understanding of the words "reasonable and necessary"
    • apply the words reasonable and necessary to essential elements of documentation
    • utilize the concepts of reasonable and necessary documentation in application to the patient with a history of CVA

    Additional Information

    Course Level: 
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.60 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (AOTA)
    • 0.60 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (State Board of Physical Therapy)
    • 6.00 Participation
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    11/04/2017 - 8:45am EDT
    Event ends: 
    11/04/2017 - 4:00pm EDT
    University of Delaware
    100 David Hollowell Drive
    John M Clayton Hall
    Newark, DE 19716
    United States

    No relevant conflict of interest or financial relationships were disclosed for this educational activity by any of the authors or presenters.

    Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, CEEAA

    Dr. Kenneth Miller has been an educator, physical therapist and consultant for the home health industry for over 20 years.  He serves as a guest lecturer, adjunct teaching assistant and adjunct professor in the DPT program at Touro College in Bay Shore, New York and has presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the Educational and Leadership Conference of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy and Education Section of the APTA and the Annual Conference of the National Association for Home Care and Hospice on a variety of topics including: objective testing, professionalism, interdisciplinary team modeling, osteoporosis, differential diagnosis of dizziness, documentation, patient engagement, student program development and home health regulations. Dr. Miller serves as Chair of the Practice Committee of the Home Health Section (HHS) of the APTA. As the Chair, he led the development of the Providing Physical Therapy in the home handbook, Third Edition, Home health student program roadmap and tool kit and the home health section objective test toolbox. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the GeriNotes publication and Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Medicine and is a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy and the Journal of Primary Care. Dr. Miller has authored numerous articles for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, GeriNotes and The Quarterly Report Newsletters.

    John D. Adamson, Jr., PT, MDiv, GCS

    John is an experienced clinical educator in the area of geriatrics and the use of electrical physical agents. He has spoken nationally on topics of continuing education instruction in the area of documenting medical necessity. He possess experience as a clinical educator/team builder/mentor/multi-site manager in the fields of Physical, Occupational, and Speech/Language Pathology in the Geriatric long term care setting, and has a strong leadership background. He is APTA Board certified as a Geriatric Clinical Specialist (GCS).


    PT, PTA, and ST CEUs have been submitted for approval in DE, MD, NJ, and PA. 

    OTs and OTAs

    BAYADA Home Health Care is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education.                                                                                            AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.



    Available Credit

    • 0.60 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (AOTA)
    • 0.60 Continuing Education Units, CEUs (State Board of Physical Therapy)
    • 6.00 Participation


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    Everyone must RSVP by Monday, October 30th.

    Please direct questions to Suzanne M. Wiesenberg at  

    A nominal fee of $50 applies for any non-Bayada employees. 


    If course is cancelled:

    By BAYADA; if the education is cancelled for any reason the learner will receive a full refund for any applicable course fee.  BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

    By learner; any applicable course fee will be refundable prior to October 30th, 2017. After October 30th, 2017 there will be no refunds. BAYADA will not be responsible for any associated fees or costs such as travel or lodging.

    Complaint Resolution

    Contact for any grievances and the complaint will be addressed within two (2) business days.  Complaints will be disseminated to all appropriate parties for review and resolution of any conflicts or grievances.

    Special Needs

    Contact for consideration of request.  If special needs accommodations are not available, the participant will receive a full refund for any applicable course fee.