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Written by Natasha Freutel, Published on March 16, 2016

Skilled nursing brings with it many challenges for a new therapist, including the occasional difficult patient.

If you work in a facility that treats Medicare A patients, you may feel the pressure to acquire a planned number of treatment minutes per day. This task is made more difficult on the days that difficult patients do not want to participate. You may also have one or two challenging patients that never wish to do therapy because they are “too sick and tired.” There is also the patient who feels they don't need therapy because, in their mind, they are completely fine. Try these five creative ways to incorporate important treatment minutes which will benefit both you and the patient, and keep your supervisor happy.

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