Kelly Cooney

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Kelly has twenty years of experience in the senior living industry including management positions in operations as well as clinical support for single site, multi-site, and multi-state organizations. She advocates for superior patient care, a supportive and positive work environment for staff, and cooperative partnership with customers and associates. Kelly is a long-standing member of the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA), and most recently, received her certification in healthcare compliance (CHC). Kelly also serves as the President for NARA, the National Association of Rehab Providers and Agencies.
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Reflections from ASHA 2019: Imagine More

“There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.”  -Winston Churchill

Without a doubt, we are in a season of significant

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When can I return to a normal diet?

Many older adults that have problems chewing or use multiple swallows to swallow one bite, pocket food, or cough frequently during meals are

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2019 NASL Conference Takeaways: Facilitating Transitions, Increasing Collaboration and Providing Value

I had the opportunity to represent the National Association of Rehab Agencies and Providers (NARA) this week at the NASL (National Association in

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Three Strategic Imperatives for SNFs Under PDPM

How do you eat an elephant?  One bite at a time!  The elephant in the room in our industry right now is the Patient Driven Payment Model. To eat

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3 Ways We Can Be More Active as We Age

There are many reasons why we tend to exercise less, give up active hobbies, or slow down and become more sedentary as we age.  It may be due to

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CMS Targeted Reviews: What You Need to Know

In today’s digital age, many industries are benefiting from advanced tools and data in order to increase the efficiency of their operations, and

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A Few Reasons You Should Consider "Prehab" Prior To Your Upcoming Surgery

Let’s face it.  Surgical procedures, whether big or small, are stressful!  You want to be as prepared as possible and know what to expect before

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Section GG Items Require Nursing and Therapy to Collaborate for Correct Coding

Coming October 1, 2018, there are changes to the MDS that will include a number of additions to section GG. The changes were published in December by

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Three Things I Learned at NARA DC 2018

Throughout the history of our company, many of our executives have invested their time, money and energy into an organization called the National

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SNFs Required to Complete Facility Assessment by Nov. 28th, 2017



The facility specific comprehensive assessment must be completed by November 28, 2017 and updated whenever there is a change in the

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