Helping plan members get back to where they want to be

We provide your clients and their plan members with a comprehensive suite of services

We deploy a full spectrum of services that help plan members get back to work. We provide an evidence-based continuum of care and assessment. Our multi-disciplinary teams of psychologists, physicians, clinicians and other health professionals provide the tools to return to optimal 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 alter 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.

Assessments

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 your clients with confidence that the benefits outlined in their salary continuation plan are being administered in a consistent and rigorous manner, and that their plan members 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 your clients manage their workers compensation claims.

Complex Case Management

Specially trained healthcare professionals employ techniques derived from therapeutic interventions to help employees identify the factors that may be prolonging their recovery and negatively impacting their return to function. Customized therapeutic programs are tailored to each employee’s needs. When required, complex case managers identify and oversee programs aimed at improving health and functional abilities to enable a safe return to work.

We innovate, collaborate and integrate

Homewood integrates a number of elements with a multidisciplinary team approach to treatment and return to work. Our mental health specialists use therapeutic techniques derived from cognitive based therapy and motivational interviewing to help the plan member 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."