Case Management is the coordination of services of behalf of an individual person who has sustained a catastrophic injury.
Our team of brain injury and catastrophic injury specialists work with the injured individual as a part of a comprehensive multidisciplinary to assure cost effective quality of care in order to assist the client in unlocking doors to productivity in coordination with their rehabilitation goals.
Case management services include:
Liaison with hospital inpatient teams
Liaison with/forming a multidisciplinary treatment team
Community and home reintegration
Return to work/school
Functional abilities evaluations
A Case Manager provides support in relation to the coordination of goods or services provided under the medical-rehabilitations benefit. The fees for Case Management services are NOT paid by the client, they are paid by the insurance company. An insured person who sustains an impairment as a result of a catastrophic accident has a choice of who they want to hire as a Case Manager.
A Case Manager is helpful in guiding the injured individual and their family through the post MVA recovery process in order to provide medical knowledge and emotional support to ensure the injured individual is well-positioned for a positive recovery in order to achieve as much as possible and a return to their usual activities of daily living.
Vocational Rehabilitation is the coordination of services to help our non-catastrophic clients return to work or school in their pre-accident/injury position or to provide support with the goal of returning to a position that is a similar as possible.
Our team of Rehabilitation Counsellors work with the injured individual to implement plans aimed at improved quality of life and reintegration into work, home, school and the community by conducting task analyses to determine physical and cognitive demands and implement necessary accommodations and compensatory strategies to provide community-based life skills, family, social, financial and educational vocational rehabilitation counselling.
Vocational Rehabilitation Services include:
Allows the vocational rehabilitation consultant to assess the injured client's ability to return to work within their potential, to review any limitations as well as provide information for required medical treatment and return to work accommodation. The Initial Vocational Assessment will help to establish objectives for rehabilitation and return to work plans.
A Functional Abilities Evaluation is a specific assessment to help identify a client’s physical work tolerances. Following thorough assessments and measurements, the vocational rehabilitation consultant determines physical impairments and/or abilities that exist. By understanding the limitations and restrictions that affect return to work or pre accident status, this measure can help to determine the amount of rehabilitation required and facilitate a timely return to work. Our FAE's can take up to 3-4 hours, and include: a detailed medical history and present complaints review, an objective clinical assessment (range of motion, strength, endurance, orthopedic and neuromuscular testing) and functional testing (aerobic capacity, positional tolerances, lifting and carrying, reaching, bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling, hand use, and other work simulated tasks). Results are then compared to population norms.
A Physical Demands Analysis is utilized to quantify and evaluate the exact physical, functional and environmental demands of a given task or job. The physical demands analysis involves examining examines the individual tasks of a specific job type and the physical demands each of those tasks requires. Job tasks are analyzed by duration, amount and types of forces, weights, postures, environmental hazards, work aids, and equipment used.
The priority is to return the client to the position he or she held prior to the absence. In this way, they can return to his or her routines, workplace and co-workers. If this is not possible, however, other alternatives, in order of desirability, are to return the employee to: a modified job in the same workplace; a different job in the same workplace; a similar job in a different workplace; or a different job in a different workplace. Return-to-work plans are intended to be transitional and have a fixed duration. Permanent actions are defined as accommodation.