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Physical Therapy: Bill Thornton, Director of Physical Therapy

Bill has a been a member of the Irvine team since 2004. He is a licensed physical therapist. Bill is experienced in physical therapy for spinal cord injury, various orthopedic conditions, in-patient stroke, geriatric and traumatic brain injury. He has also worked an instructor of Wayne State University’s physical therapy program.

Bill earned a Masters of Physical Therapy Degree from Wayne State University, a Bachelors in Science Degree in Biology from the University of Texas and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Allied Health from Wayne State University.

Bill is a member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association and the American Physical Therapy Association

Occupational Therapy: Amy Cooper, Occupational Therapist

Amy joined the Irvine team in March, 2010. She is been an Occupational Therapist since 2003. She specializes in neuro rehab, specifically neuro impairments, inpatient care, orthopedic injuries, neuro developmental treatment, splint fabrication and myofascial release.

Amy earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy from Baker’s College. She is also a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Nursing: Sandra Nabors, Registered Nurse

Sandra is a registered nurse, experienced in patient care since 2004. Her experience includes coordinating and assessing patient care activities, collaboration with physicians and other healthcare providers throughout the nursing process. She has worked in various departments throughout her career including the emergency room, oncology, cardiology, surgery, physical rehabilitation, and managed care.

Sandra earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Wayne State University.

Speech Therapy: Regina Kinnard, Speech Therapist

Regina is a certified speech pathologist. She specializes in a variety of neurogenic communication disorders and dysphagia management. She has extensive experience with traumatic brain injury patients for specialty populations such as TBI with cognitive retraining, head and neck cancer, trachea/vent and craniofacial anomalies. She has clinical experience in videofluroscopy/ modified barium studies and voice instrumentation.

Regina earned her Masters of Education degree in Speech Language Pathology from Tennessee State University and a Bachelors of Arts in English from Fisk University.

Medical Director: Dr. Theodore Ruza, DO, Psychiatrist

Dr. Theodore Ruza is a clinical psychiatrist. He is certified and licensed by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Ruza graduated from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Services in Des Moines, Iowa. He earned his Bachelors of Science in History from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan.

Dr. Ruza is a member of Phi Sigma Gamma, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the Michigan Psychiatric Society and the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Ruza is also, Chief of Staff at Botsford General Hospital.

Case Management: Karen Dawson

Karen Dawson manages the Irvine Case Management program . She oversees and manages the process of treatment for all Irvine patients to ensure that the most appropriate medical and rehabilitation care is provided. In her role for more than 20 years, she has served as the liaison between the patients and healthcare providers. She coordinates medical treatment between Irvine, the insurance companies and area healthcare systems. Karen is a patient advocate and manages each patients case with considerable care and efficiency, ultimately resulting in advancement of the neuro rehabilitation process.

Rose Cephas (Nursing) Outstanding.

Respite Care

What is respite care? 

Respite care is an indispensable service that offers temporary relief to primary caregivers, granting them a much-needed respite from their duties. Its purpose is to establish a comprehensive support system for individuals who care for loved ones with disabilities, chronic illnesses, or age-related concerns. Respite care can be provided in various settings, including the home, day programs, or residential care facilities. The objective of respite care is to enable caregivers to take time off and tend to their own needs such as rest, relaxation, personal appointments, or social activities while having peace of mind knowing that their loved ones are in capable and safe hands.

The need for respite care can arise under diverse circumstances. Family members who serve as primary caregivers for individuals with disabilities or chronic illnesses often experience emotional and physical stress due to the demands of providing round-the-clock care. Respite care offers them the opportunity to recharge and attend to their well-being—an essential aspect of maintaining a healthy balance between caregiving responsibilities and personal needs. Moreover, respite care benefits both the caregiver and the recipient by providing a change of environment and opportunities for engagement outside the usual daily routine.

At Onecare World Health, we are committed to delivering top-quality respite care services within the comfort of individuals’ homes. Our approach centres around personalised care plans that address each client’s unique needs with compassion and professionalism. By offering respite care in familiar surroundings—where one feels secure—we aim to promote comfort not only for those receiving our services but also for their family members.

One significant advantage of in-home respite care lies in its ability to tailor support according to specific requirements—both individual and familial. The skilled caregivers at Onecare World Health are trained extensively in delivering a wide range of services including personal assistance with daily tasks like medication management as well as companionship tailored specifically towards those with complex medical conditions. This comprehensive approach allows family caregivers temporary breaks while ensuring that their loved ones receive the highest standard of care in a familiar and nurturing environment.

Furthermore, Onecare World Health recognises the importance of continuity in caregiving, particularly for individuals with complex medical needs or those who benefit from a consistent routine. By providing respite care at home, we aim to minimise disruptions to the recipient’s daily life while offering support and assistance to the primary caregiver. This approach facilitates a seamless transition during the respite period, ensuring that those receiving care feel comfortable and secure while their caregivers take well-deserved breaks.

In addition to meeting practical needs, Onecare World Health’s respite care services are grounded in empathy and understanding. Our dedicated caregivers acknowledge the emotional complexities involved in caregiving and prioritise cultivating trusting relationships with both recipients of care and their family members. This compassionate approach aims to alleviate emotional burdens carried by primary caregivers, granting them an opportunity to recharge and rejuvenate their well-being.

Onecare World Health’s commitment extends beyond practical assistance; we understand that caregiving encompasses various responsibilities including emotional support, companionship, and ongoing communication with healthcare professionals. By offering respite care at home, we strive to build collaborative partnerships with recipients of care and their families—ensuring that our plans continually adapt to evolving needs and preferences.

The in-home respite care services provided by Onecare World Health are designed not only for the well-being of recipients but also for family caregivers. Through our flexible personalised approach, we empower family members to prioritise their health without compromising on the quality of care received by loved ones. This holistic model acknowledges how interconnected caregiving experiences are—emphasising physical as well as emotional resilience for all involved parties.

In conclusion, respite care plays an essential role in supporting family caregivers while promoting overall well-being among individuals facing disabilities or chronic illnesses related to ageing. Onecare World Health’s commitment towards providing high-quality respite care within individuals’ homes reflects a deep understanding of the diverse needs and challenges faced by caregivers and care recipients. By offering personalised, compassionate, and comprehensive respite care services, Onecare World Health empowers families to strike a healthy balance between caregiving responsibilities and self-care—fostering a supportive environment that promotes the well-being of both caregivers and care recipients.

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