Demand for more high-quality services in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and wellness services has spurred new growth in West Michigan-based Generation Care Performance Center
. Generation Care provides comprehensive services that help people restore their lives following accidents, injuries, surgeries, and illnesses, as well as providing ongoing strategies for dealing with autism, early onset dementia, and Parkinson's disease.
That growth translates to two new speech therapist positions -- one is part-time -- in Generation Care's Grand Haven location and an office manager position in the Grand Rapids office.
"We're looking for licensed speech pathologists who have a strong background and interest in pediatric care," says company owner Holly Lookabaugh-Deur. "They'll work with physical therapists and occupational therapists on a speech team, working with parents to focus on language development for their children, feeding and swallowing, and issues with kids with feeding disorders, sensory issues (autism spectrum), reading, communication, and learning strategies."
The company also seeks an experienced office manager with skills in overseeing a busy office, some marketing skills, and the ability to provide administrative support to therapists.
Lookabaugh-Deur says that school therapists are overwhelmed with the number of children needing speech therapies, so parents seek assistance outside the school. This accounts for a good portion of Generation Care's growth in demand for pediatric services.
Another factor is that, as of Jan. 1, 2015, a new law goes into effect that will enable Michigan residents to seek therapeutic care and physical rehabilitation care without needing a physician's referral.
"We want them to know there's help for chronic pain and other problems," Lookabaugh-Deur says. "I think we're going to do more and more to keep their healthcare costs down and offer an effective medical fitness program."
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Writer: Deborah Johnson Wood, Development News Editor
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