Helping to get your employees back to where they want to be
It’s about managing your costs
Most employees who are absent from work want to return, and you need them back. The costs you bear mount with every additional day of absence. Actively managing cases from the first day of absence until the employee successfully returns to work reduces the duration of the absence and improves the likelihood of a sustained return. As your partner, we bring a full spectrum of services that either fill gaps in your current practice, or help you build a full end to end disability management process, unique to your organization. We offer our evidence-based continuum of care and assessment as well as our multi-disciplinary teams of psychologists, physicians, clinicians and other health professionals who are equipped with the tools to help return your employees, and your organization, to health and productivity.
The Homewood Difference
We use a more comprehensive multidisciplinary team approach. Our team of health professionals is comprised of psychiatrists, occupational health professionals, clinical managers, psychologists, physicians and specialized clinicians who work together to positively impact functioning and clinical outcomes. Our goal is to expedite treatment, decrease duration of illness and support a sustainable return to work.
Return to Work
Effective return to work support must go beyond ‘managing’ disability to include timely access to treatment. However, research shows that treatment alone does not necessarily lead to successful return to work outcomes: it is the combination of optimal treatment and work focused rehabilitation that produces a positive return to work.
Occupational Health Services
Homewood can provide occupational health services to customers who have chosen Homewood for adjudication and case management, and who see the benefit of an integrated and proactive approach to disability management. Homewood’s Occupational Health physicians and nurses provide an array of services including health assessments, medical surveillance, audiometric testing, respiratory evaluations and immunization.
Various assessments are all premised on the understanding that disability is not just a medical issue. It’s also important to know how the employee thinks and feels about their disability, and to understand workplace factors that influence return to work. Our assessments combine a clinical interview with testing using a wide range of tools to provide a comprehensive picture of the employee's medical condition, and the impact that the condition has on function as it applies to work.
Adjudication & Case Management
Homewood’s adjudication and case management services focus on providing you with confidence that the benefits outlined in your salary continuation plan are being administered in a consistent and rigorous manner, and that your employees are receiving the care they need when they are ill or injured to help them return to work quickly and safely. Services are also provided to help you in managing your workers compensation claims.
Rapid IMPACT Program
Employers spend significant amounts of time and money trying to navigate through a variety of options and providers, and then invest even more resources managing treatment, often from multiple sources, which can be very complicated. Homewood Health’s Rapid IMPACT Program makes it easy. We provide a complete, seamlessly integrated, continuum of mental health and addiction services that are focused on a successful return to work.
We innovate, collaborate and integrate
Homewood integrates a number of elements using our multidisciplinary team approach to assessment, treatment and return to work. Our mental health specialists use therapeutic techniques derived from Cognitive Based Therapy and Motivational Interviewing to help the employee to identify barriers to return to work, develop plans to leverage strengths and remove barriers.
"You have all made me see things more clearly and that it is not just black and white. A huge thank you to my employer and everyone at Homewood who cared and understood me."