Employees of the Season— Summer 2016

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Each season, employees are recognized for the amazing things they do every day, such as helping with extra shifts, taking care of our client’s needs, and keeping our facilities sparkling clean.

The following are the employees recognized for Summer of 2016:

Arbor: Judy Struble
Ann Arbor Specialized Residential Program: Pamela Scott, Jessica Lupone
Belleville: Shanice Cheeks-Houston
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Therapy Corner: Exploring the Community

Community integration after TBI is an important step in recovery

By Rebecca LaBo, Recreational Therapy Intern
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers

By nature, people are very social creatures and have an ingrained need to feel that they are part of a community. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more than a physical injury—it can also affect a person’s self-esteem and self-worth. Becoming a part of an individual’s community again after a TBI is an important step […]

The new Southfield Center will offer clients more high-quality rehabilitation opportunities

southfieldWe are excited to announce that we are nearing completion of our newest residential facility, the Southfield Center. The Southfield Center will be completed this month and will offer clients an additional high-quality rehabilitation opportunity at Rainbow.

The Southfield Center makes sense for a variety of reasons. The Center is located in the heart of Oakland County and in close proximity to several other nearby communities […]

Employee Spotlight: Roslyn Watson

Four times a year, Rainbow recognizes employees who go above and beyond their duties. We call them Employees of the Season. Roslyn Watson, Receptionist at the Farmington Hills Treatment Center, was nominated for Employee of the Season by one of our clients. The client said the following:

“One day when my driver was an hour late, Ms. Watson did not close the facility until my […]

Diabetic Resource Handbooks are now available at all Rainbow residences and treatment centers

diabetic-handbookKim Phelps, a field registered nurse at Rainbow, has long been the go-to resource for diabetic education. Recently, she revamped our education materials and created the Diabetic Resource Handbook.

The handbook defines the two principal types of diabetes and how to manage them with a healthy diet and exercise. A description of symptoms of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are also included.

The handbook contains an extensive food exchange list […]

Employee Spotlight: Raena Grishaber and Millie Staton

Four times a year, Rainbow recognizes employees who go above and beyond their duties. We call them Employees of the Season. Raena Grishaber (left) and Millie Staton were recently recognized as Employees of the Season. Here is their nomination:

Millie and Raena were nominated for Employee of the Season for their fast response to an emergency situation with a client that occurred at our Ypsilanti […]

Employees of the Season— Spring 2016

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Each season, employees are recognized for the amazing things they do every day, such as helping with extra shifts, taking care of our client’s needs, and keeping our facilities sparkling clean.

The following are the employees recognized for Spring of 2016:

Arbor: Riad Alhakim
Belleville: Michelle Fitzhugh
Bemis: Semaj Mounger
Birchwood: Kaitlyn St. Clair
Briarhill: […]

Employee Spotlight: Nate Ponder

Four times a year, Rainbow recognizes employees who go above and beyond their duties. We call them Employees of the Season. Nate Ponder was recently nominated for this honor. Here’s what his nomination said:

Nate is a true leader at one of our residential houses in Belleville, MI. His calm demeanor and respect for our clients is appreciated by not only his teams, but every […]

The Cognitive Changes of a Young Adult

By Pamela T. Boykin, M.Ed., CCC-SLP
Rainbow Rehabilitation Centers

Jamall-blueJamall Duffey, presently a 22-year-old male enrolled in the Young Adult Program at the Rainbow’s Oakland Treatment Center, was involved in a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle accident on June 20, 2003. Jamall sustained a traumatic brain injury and was admitted to the Children’s Hospital of Michigan for an extended stay.

Initial impairments were apparent in Jamall’s bilateral coordination, speed […]

Employee Spotlight: Karen Violette

Four times a year, Rainbow recognizes employees who go above and beyond their duties. We call them Employees of the Season. Karen Violette, a Respiratory Therapist at our NeuroRehab Campus®, was recently honored as an Employee of the Season. Here’s what her nomination said:

Karen is a wonderful trainer. She is responsible for ensuring all Rehabilitation Assistants at our NeuroRehab Campus® are trained in respiratory […]