Locations

Muskegon, MI

945. E. Sherman Blvd.
P. 231.737.4374

Grand Rapids, MI

4095 Park East Court SE
P: 616.259.4028

Grand Haven, MI

16760 Lincoln Street
P: 616.935.3300

NOCHS, Grand Haven, MI

1015 S. Beacon Blvd.
P: 616.847.5293

Author: Missy

A Compliment on National Compliment Day!

We thought today would be a good day to share this great testimonial about Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Elizabeth Turner, M.A., CCC-SLP! It IS National Compliment Day! [caption id="attachment_6747" align="alignright" width="255"] Liz Turner, Speech-Language Pathologist[/caption] "I am very pleased with my progress in voice therapy at Generation Care. I am diligently continuing my exercises on my own now. When I began therapy, I could hardly speak above a whisper. There are three...

Keeping Up With A Winter Running Routine

By Melanie Danklefsen, PT, DPT, CMP Myth: Winter is a good time to take a break from running. Fact: Winter is a great time to maintain running baseline and address the little things to help you run strong. Winter, especially in Michigan, is a typical downtime between major fall and spring races. Although the weather is cold and snowy and invites one to stay inside wrapped up in a warm blanket, it is...

Post Mastectomy Care

By Megan Dickerson, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist Life after a mastectomy procedure is complicated with many medical visits and decisions about further treatment including reconstruction, radiation, and chemotherapy. In addition, there are other complications that may exist including physical pain, fatigue, emotional changes, fear of movement of arms, scarring, lymphedema in arms, loss of engagement in everyday activities and social isolation. An occupational therapist’s holistic approach enables you to share your complications and...

Meet Allyson! Pediatric Patient of the Month for January!

Meet Alyson Fethke, Pediatric Patient of the Month for January 2019! Allyson began treatment in occupational therapy with us and is now working on speech with Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Kailey Washburn, M.A., CCC-SLP. Kailey says: "Allyson is sweet, smart and a hard worker. She makes excellent progress in therapy, which helped her graduate from OT! I am always happy to see her walk through the door because I know we...

Direct Access to Physical Therapy in the State of Michigan

What is Direct Access? “Direct access” is the phrase used in health care to explain how a person accesses services without a physician referral. In Michigan, this is a newer concept – only a part of health care law since 2014. In 2014 Michigan passed a law (Public Act 260), which allows people in the state of Michigan to be seen directly by a physical therapist for 21 days or 10...

Toys For Children With Sensory Processing Disorders

By Lauren Geers, MOTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist With the holiday season quickly approaching, many people are searching for the perfect gift for children. Holiday shopping can be stressful for many people but it can be especially stressful when shopping for a child who has a sensory processing disorder. Due to the wide range of sensory processing characteristics, this post is aimed at providing sensory toy ideas for more specific sensory characteristics...

Meet Camden! Pediatric Patient of the Month for December!

Meet Camden Jett, our Pediatric Patient of the Month for December! We’re wrapping up 2018 with Camden’s story because of the great progress he has made over the past two years! Camden started speech therapy as a shy little guy who was having difficulty communicating wants and needs. He has grown into a child with a big personality and someone who has a lot to say! He has been working with Generation Care’s...

Meet the Bonnemas! A Parkinson’s Go! Group Story

Life with Parkinson’s Disease When Dale Bonnema was first diagnosed, he had no idea what Parkinson’s Disease was, and that it was a scary place to be in. Although there is much about PD that is uncontrollable, taking an active role in treatment, including adhering to a medication schedule and making healthy lifestyle choices, can provide a sense of control and help people with PD live their lives to the fullest. Once...

Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3-7

The American Occupational Therapy Association's (AOTA) Older Driver Safety Awareness Week is December 3–7, 2018. The aim is to promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older adults remain active in the community—shopping, working or volunteering—with the confidence that transportation will not be the barrier to strand them at home. Are you an older driver who wants help assessing your continued driver's fitness? Generation Care is proud to offer...

HomeSTEP – Recover at home!

Generation Care’s HomeSTEP program is moving into our second year! HomeSTEP offers services to those recovering from hospitalization after surgery or a medical condition. We offer transitional physical, occupational and speech-language therapy in your home. We work closely and seamlessly with the hospital care coordinators to deliver high-quality therapy in your home either on discharge or within 24-hours after discharge. It is our goal to move you to outpatient therapy...

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