An in-home assessment is recommended to evaluate the claimant's ability to independently perform their activities of daily living. The Occupational Therapist may suggest interventions which include working with the individual to adapt their daily routines so that they are easier for the individual to perform; and/or suggesting changes in an individual's environment in order to allow him/her to be more independent in their activities of daily living. Where necessary, the report may also include recommendations for assistive devices to help the claimant with their personal activities of daily living. Education and training may also be provided to encourage the claimant's independence.
FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES EVALUATION
The Functional Abilities Evaluation (FAE) measures the claimant's present physical abilities as they compare to his/her essential pre-injury tasks of daily living and/or job demands. The FAE is structured as a series of tests with built-in cross-checks to provide reliable and valid results. Examples of tests performed during a typical FAE are: Handgrip Strength Test, Frequent and Occasional Lifting Test, Static Push / Pull Test etc.
JOB SITE ANALYSIS
The Job Site Analysis provides accurate information related to the claimant's pre-accident work demands. The report includes digital images of workstations and an analysis of the physical demands of the job. Where applicable, the report also includes recommendations to facilitate a return to work. This assessment can assist in the development of a rehabilitation program that corresponds to the physical demands of the job.
ATTENDANT CARE (FORM 1)
Attendant Care (Form 1) evaluates whether the claimant demonstrates sufficient physical or cognitive impairments to perform their personal care activities. Where necessary, the report may also include recommendations for assistive devices to help the claimant with their personal activities of daily living. Education and training may also be provided to encourage the claimant's independence.
FUTURE CARE COST ANALYSIS
A Disability Manager and/or Occupational Therapist complete(s) a Future Care Cost Analysis to determine a fair settlement for complex injuries cases and permanent disability cases. A Future Care Cost Analysis is able to provide the client with the accurate information related to the claimant's financial needs and to facilitate the negotiation process.
A Case Manager is a Registered Nurse or Disability Specialist with appropriate training, who will be accountable for the administration of the case/claim. The Case Manager will liaise with all treatment professionals and keep the claimant up-to-date with respect to their claim and medical status; facilitate hospital discharge; and coordinate, assess and monitor treatment(s) with all associated professionals.
HOME BASED EXERCISE PROGRAM
A Program for claimant's whose symptoms have nearly resolved, and no longer require supervised therapy. Program generally jnvolves 2 to 3 visits with a Certified Kinesiologist, who will prescribe an exercise program that can be performed at home. The goal of the program is to encourage claimant to be independent, but also to ensure that improvements made within the clinic, continue after treatment is complete..
RETURN TO WORK PROGRAM
A Program which involves providing transitional duties to an injured claimant in a safe and productive manner. Advancement through the program will depend on the claimant's functional abilities, and medical restrictions as outlined by the initiating health care practitioner. Generally, most return to work programs have an established start and end date.
WORK HARDENING PROGRAM
The program involves preparing the claimant both physically and mentally for return to work. The ,goal is to maximize the work tolerance and self confidence of the claimant's physical abilities by providing pain-coping strategies and active progressive physical conditioning.
CHRONIC PAIN PROGRAM
A program which is designed for claimant's with prolonged disability to improve their pain management strategies and improve their employability. Treatment may include education, and training in pain management, psychological counseling, and active therapy.