APTQI in the News

Williamson Herald

SAFE Act should be passed to help with seniors’ fall accidents

Every day, thousands of older Americans fall. These falls lead to prolonged pain, broken bones, hospitalizations, and even death. They also significantly increase the financial strain on our health care…

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The Daily Sun

LETTER: Steube should support preventive care legislation

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MedPage Today

Congress Can Take Action to Prevent Older Adult Falls and Associated Opioid Use

A common scenario we have all seen: an older person, after experiencing a fall, faces a long, hard, and frustrating road to recovery. But these individuals are not just statistics;…

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McKnight's Home Care

Falls awareness needs to grow, rehab leaders say  

Passage of the Stopping Addiction and Falls for the Elderly (SAFE) Act, introduced in the House last month, would go a long way toward preventing falls among older adults. The legislation…

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Los Alamos Daily Post

Rep. Melanie Stansbury Co-Leads Bill To Help Seniors

U.S. Representatives Melanie Stansbury (N.M.-01) and Carol Miller (W.V.-01), introduced the Stopping Addiction and Falls for the Elderly Act or SAFE Act.

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McKnight's Long-Term Care News

Newly introduced bill would add falls exam to annual Medicare visit

One health organization is celebrating the introduction this week of the Stopping Addiction and Falls for the Elderly (SAFE) Act.  The Alliance for Physical Therapy Quality and Innovation (APTQI) praised…

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Rep. Carol Miller

Miller, Stansbury Introduce the SAFE Act

Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) and Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury (D-NM) introduced H.R.7618, the Stopping Addiction and Falls for the Elderly (SAFE) Act. The SAFE Act will permit occupational and physical therapists to administer…

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KFF Health News

Occupational Therapists Change Lives. CMS Must Better Support Them.

Occupational therapists are critical in helping patients adjust to new circumstances, empowering them with the tools they need to overcome barriers and regain control over their lives.

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