During this interview the nature and duties of the claimant’s job is discussed. Ease back to work planning and an employer’s ability to accommodate modified return to work plans are explored.
Interviews are held with the treatment providers such as physiotherapists, psychologists, chiropractors, massage therapists and acupuncturists in person and/or by telephone.
Response to therapy, treatment objectives and recommendations, and return to work potential are some of the topics discussed.
Once a referral is received an interview appointment is made with the claimant. Usually, this is done in the claimant’s home or by telephone, if additional cost-efficiency is required.
All aspects of the claimant’s disability are discussed and potential plans to facilitate rehabilitation are explored.
This includes interviews with the claimant, family doctor, specialist (if needed), employer, and treatment providers.
A comprehensive initial report is provided within 30 days of the initial referral and follow-up reports are provided on a regular basis thereafter.
Ethel Ann Edwards graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Nursing. She worked in a variety of nursing areas, including psychiatry. Interested in the counselling field, she then pursued a graduate degree in Educational Psychology focusing on assessment and counselling with a concentration on rehabilitation.
In 1994, Ms. Edwards was hired to run a rehabilitation company for the Anthony Group of Companies, which she did until 2008, at which time she began Edwards Rehab Consulting Inc. For the last 20 years Ms. Edwards has worked in case management and has developed extensive knowledge in the area of rehabilitation.
Ethel Ann Edwards
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Lorelei Maloney has a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from Memorial University. Interested in the field of rehabilitation case management, Lorelei completed a rehabilitation counselling certificate through Seneca College in Ontario.
Lorelei has been working in the field of rehabilitation case management for approximately 13 years and also has experience as a case manager in the field of employment counselling. She has been with Edwards Rehab Consulting Inc. since 2012.
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