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The Reutlinger Community joins forces with AFFIRMA Rehabilitation to offer onsite therapy

The Reutlinger Community joins forces with AFFIRMA Rehabilitation to offer onsite therapy Strategic Partnership to improve care and outcomes for Danville community‘s Senior Population Danville, CA – In a move to provide integrated healthcare, The Reutlinger Community has formed a strategic partnership with AFFIRMA Rehabilitation. “This alliance benefits our residents by allowing them to get needed care in place – immediately and at regular intervals – alleviating the stress and wait for offsite doctor visits,” explains Jay Zimmer, CEO of The Reutlinger. “It also makes our short-term stay rehabilitation unit ideal for those needing post-hospital discharge care; and plans are already underway to offer services to the community-at-large as well.”

In an era when hospitals are being penalized for readmissions, sending institutions will benefit from The Reutlinger – AFFIRMA partnership through improved patient functional outcomes when discharging to the community. According to data released by The Reutlinger, the community already enjoys low readmission rates – under 3% compared to the industry of 8% – and an average length of stay of only 19 days compared to 27 days.

The Reutlinger – AFFIRMA partnership will offer state of the art modalities in conjunction with evidencebased clinical programs to help with fall reduction, contracture management, orthopedic rehabilitation, stroke rehabilitation, cardio-pulmonary care, and dementia. The suite of comprehensive rehabilitation services covering musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, cardiac, respiratory, dementia care, and more, will also be available as a broader, out-patient program with an increased focus on wellness to the assisted living community as well as the outside community.

Zimmer also explained, that another major benefit of onsite rehabilitation services will be better coordination and communication from therapy services to all departments associated with residentpatient care resulting in improved transitions from skilled nursing to assisted living or home. AFFIRMA will have a lead Facility Rehabilitation Director at The Reutlinger to act as the liaison between all caregivers.

“This partnership will bring us new programmatic capability for both in/out-patient populations, new service delivery options, andstate of the art equipment to name just a few benefits,” expressed Zimmer. Ruth Miller, Senior Regional Director for AFFIRMA added, “This partnership will improve the quality of care for all residents associated with The Reutlinger and help each person achieve their highest functional ability.”

About The Reutlinger Community Established in 1950, The Reutlinger is a non-profit senior living community that is proud to offer a true continuum of care from Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care to Skilled Nursing including Short-term Rehabilitation. Located in the beautiful rolling hills of Danville, CA. The Reutlinger offers a full range of activity programming in every level of care 7 days a week; and welcomes people of all faiths and background. For more information visit www.rjcl.org. About AFFIRMA Rehabilitation AFFIRMA is a nationwide company dedicated to providing superior rehabilitation therapy services. We are an integrated healthcare provider meeting resident’s needs through the care continuum. AFFIRMA stands for quality and clinically is able to address all aspects of cognitive and physical rehabilitation. AFFIRMA uses innovative techniques to achieve optimal measurable outcomes for each resident under care. For more information visit www.affirmarehabilitation.com