Probe reveals claims of unnecessary therapies at Cleveland-based Life Care Centers

photo Life Care Centers of America, headquartered in Cleveland, Tenn.

LOOK FOR RED FLAGS1. Make sure you or your loved one is actively participating in therapy. If not, the benefits of therapy will be very minimal. Passive therapy should be implemented only for a short time and a short duration.2. Look at the therapists' goals and overall treatment plan. Ask questions. Is the therapy functional and is it really going to benefit the patient? Does it have meaning? Does it have an outcome?3. You have a right to watch the treatment being administered. Does therapy make sense for where the patient is in the rehabilitation process? There may be a good reason for a therapy you do not understand, but make sure the therapist explains it to you and that you are comfortable with the explanation.4.