In our residential rehabilitation environment, we have an objective to restore dignity where needed and to offer an atmosphere of personal and emotional security. Our community-based environments serve the whole person.
Our firm has oversight of the structure and works to use it to provide for the injured party:
A bed and a sink alone are insufficient to add meaning to a life altered by a catastrophic experience. In a residential rehabilitation program managed by Care First, there is the advantage of regular interaction with behavioral personnel who can assist with mood management, unwarranted aggression and negative feelings associated with past experiences. Add a structured daily activities program and you have the ingredients for a well-rounded life experience.
Safety takes on multiple forms. Those with serious cognitive and physical impairments can be easy targets for violence and exploitation when living alone. They can also find themselves victims of injury when getting in and out of bed and attempting personal care, or when using a kitchen independent of supervision. Being able to rely upon an equipped, trained and qualified direct care staff adds an important safety element.
One key goal of sanitation is to safely reduce human exposure to pathogens. Pathogens are excreted by infected individuals and if not properly contained or treated, may present a risk to humans who come in contact with them. Care First follows a CDC recommended pathogen control program, aimed at a dust fee, germ limited environment which promotes the health of all residents.
Attendant Care is the process of allowing trained care attendants to respond to a resident’s need for assistance with:
- Wound Cleaning (Not the wound management required by a licensed professional)
- Environmental arrangement
- Medication assistance
In the event special services are needed in the home, including the visits of a specialty physician, the Residential Care Coordinator will arrange.
Utility costs, associated with maintaining the residence, are not passed on separately to the resident in Residential Rehabilitation.
Yes the injured party will likely share in the expenses on some levels, however, neither MCCA nor the servicing insurer would bear any responsibility – over and above the agreed upon daily rate – for taxes, mortgages, rents or utilities.
Referencing the no-fault statute, you find: Section 3107(1)(a) uses the word “accommodations” in describing the allowable expense benefit. The courts have held that this term obligates an insurance company to pay for renovations to make a home or apartment handicap accessible or, if necessary, to build a new residence for catastrophically injured persons where their prior residence cannot be reasonably adapted to provide for the injured person’s care, recovery, or rehabilitation. In this regard, the Michigan Court of Appeals has held: “As long as housing larger and better equipped is required for the injured person than would be required if he were not injured, the full cost is an ‘allowable expense.’
What they say about us
Residential Rehabilitation creates a safe, practical, clinically focused environment for those whose lives have been upended by accident. “I am thankful that I do not have to live an institutional life. I have what I need from people who care.”
West Bloomfield, MI
It can be hard to put a price on the cost of added independence. “People like me want to go down the stairs, not be taken down the stairs. Residential rehabilitation gives me the autonomy to enjoy the spark of some independence.”
West Bloomfield, MI