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

Patient Stories

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...

Dale’s Story – Speech Therapy

It's always so great to hear from patients! Read Dale Domsten's testimonial about working with GC therapist, Elizabeth Turner! Dale's Story I went to an ENT doctor to check out why I was feeling "tightness" through my throat area, which was impacting my voice. I was experiencing my voice cracking and on cold, wet/humid days my voice would disappear. I was clearing my throat a lot and it was very frustrating for...

Helen’s Story – Overcoming Parkinson’s Related Symptoms

This is why we do what we do! Read Helen's story and how working with speech-language pathologist, Elizabeth Turner is helping her to overcome symptoms of Parkinson's disease at our Muskegon clinic! “When Helen was diagnosed with Parkinson's, she was unaware of how far she had regressed in her speech. Elizabeth has helped Helen to gain a greater understanding of her condition, her speech, and just how much it has affected...

Meet Ja’Mez!

Ja’Mez is our Pediatric Patient of the Month for November! Ja'Mez and Occupational Therapist Lauren Geers, MOTR/L have been working together to help him successfully navigate all areas of his sensory disorder. One of his greatest accomplishments in therapy has been a significant improvement in the processing of sensory input from himself and his environment. Way to go Ja’Mez! One of Ja’Mez’s goals is to be able to self-recognize and self-regulate...

Undetected Post-Concussion Symptoms

by Holly Lookabaugh-Deur, PT, DSc, GCS Holly is a Board-Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist, a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults, and an advocate for anyone who needs help to feel better! Holly is an award-winning writer, having earned a Best Medical Feature writing award for this article through the National Mature Media Awards. This article was originally published in Senior Perspectives, October 2017 issue. Holly will be sharing about Post Concussion...

Life beyond opioids – Sarah’s Story

The opioid epidemic has been big news. No one wants to live in constant pain, but many people also don't want to face the risks associated with opioid painkillers. Opioids are highly addictive and can lead to depression, overdose and withdrawal symptoms – stealing one's quality of life and destroying relationships in the process. While opioids are appropriate in certain situations, they usually are not the best first course of action....

99 And Not Slowing Down – Dora’s Story

We LOVE this story about 99-year-old Generation Care patient, Dora Quittelier! Soon to be 100 on October 1st! Dora has been working with GC therapists Brian Keenoy and Eric Bastian for the last year recovering from bone fractures. She is such an example and inspiration to all of us! Dora attributes her long life and good health to the acronym: N.E.W. (nutrition, exercise, water) S.T.A.R.T. (sunshine, temperance, air, rest, and trust in...

Dan’s Story – LSVT Therapy for Parkinson’s

Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Elizabeth Turner, M.A., CCC-SLP, has been working with a patient in our LSVT® LOUD program. Voice amplitude is a huge issue with progressive Parkinson’s disease. LOUD® is an intensive speech therapy program for Parkinson’s patients that works to improve voice volume. Dan made incredible progress working with Liz and shared about his experience in an email to her: "I have had a quiet voice for a long time....

Meet Madelyn! Pediatric Patient Of The Month For September!

Meet Madelyn, our Pediatric Patient of the Month for September! Maddie has been working with Generation Care Speech-Language Pathologist, Dave Eilers and Pediatric Physical Therapist, Jackie Bradley at our NOCH Rehab facility in Grand Haven. Maddie's mom, Jessica says that she has made a lot of progress in therapy! Jessica said that Madelyn's greatest accomplishment so far in therapy has been the ability to bear weight on her arms, getting on her...

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