Smartphone and tablet apps for rehab services professionals and residents are becoming a growing trend.
When utilized, these apps allow residents or providers to track customized exercise programs, access diagnosis tools, and view clinical tests, among other things.
Computer programs can also be useful once residents are discharged safely to home. Patients can watch personalized videos that help them continue physical therapy exercises away from the Skilled Nursing Facility. Patients are kept accountable by keeping an online diary that their therapist can later check to ensure they are following through with their therapy, which is key to continued optimal recovery.
With images, protocols, printable exercises, and evaluation forms, these apps and computer programs have the potential to help SNFs save time and money while promoting resident engagement and improved outcomes.