Posted on: April 26th, 2013 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
CORE Health Care is very excited to be one of the sponsors of the upcoming Collaborating for Cures symposium on May 1 in Austin. Several of the country’s most expert practitioners will discuss cutting-edge treatments and imaging techniques being developed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury and stroke.
The symposium will feature presentations on stem cells, treatments for closed head injury, disorders of consciousness, dementia imaging, drug screening for degeneration, pain syndrome after stoke, emerging therapeutics in ischemic stroke, and neurorecovery versus neurorehabilitation, as well as provide a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaboration.
Patients and their families may attend at no cost.
“We are committed to providing advanced care to our patients while pioneering the science of medicine through research,” said Mark Burnett., neurosurgeon and executive medical director of NeuroTexas Institute at St. David’s HealthCare. “This symposium will allow us to share what we already know and to explore the endless opportunities for new treatment options for patients suffering from traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease and the effects of stroke.” (more…)
Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
As a young man, Jeromy loved tinkering with cars and spending time with his friends and children.
But the life Jeromy was leading took an almost fatal turn after a car accident in his home town of Texarkana left him with a decompressed skull fracture.
Jeromy spent almost two years mostly immobile. Then his mom heard about CORE Health Care and received state funding.
Jeromy’s care at CORE included simultaneous speech pathology, cognitive therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy, individually and in groups.
Jeromy has gone from being bed ridden to being able to sit up on his own; from being tube fed to eating by himself. Despite a blind right eye, he’s learned to navigate on a scooter. While his brain was severely injured, he is able to build a relationship with his daughter and is slowly gaining independence.
Jeromy, we’re so proud of you and wish you much success as you continue to recover!
Posted on: November 19th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
CORE Health Care has been selected as one of the Top Austin Workplaces for 2012, based on employees’ responses to questions on leadership direction, training, inclusion, pay and benefits.
“We are thrilled to receive the recognition of one of Austin’s Top Workplaces for 2012,” said Eric Makowski, CEO of CORE Health Care. “Of course, we know that our employees are our most important asset, and the world-class rehabilitation we provide would not be possible without all of them, their hard work and their ideas for making our service better. It’s exciting to see that our employees are so full of pride for their company as well!”
Employers were nominated last May. The final surveys were conducted by Workplace Dynamics.
According to an article in Forbes Magazine, the happiest employees in the United States credit their bliss to first-rate employee incentives, ample benefits, career advancement programs and great work-life balance. The companies that have been the most dedicated to cultivating and advancing these things in the past year have seen employee happiness soar. (more…)
Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
Clients at CORE Health Care now have access to state-of-the art software and equipment to help their functional recovery.
Combining wearable devices with rehabilitation software, the MediTouch Rehabilitation System allows therapists to customize exercises based on an individual’s movement ability. CORE Health Care is the first facility in Texas to offer MediTouch to its patients.
“CORE is always looking at novel methods and interventions for boosting neuroplastic recovery,” said Eric Makowski, CORE Health Care CEO. “The MediTouch system fits that bill and will keep residents engaged longer in therapy sessions, ultimately enhancing their outcomes.”
Designed for people recovering from stroke, brain injury, orthopedic injury, nerve injury, muscle weakness and other injuries, the MediTouch system offers HandTutor, ArmTutor, LegTutor and 3D-Tutor, which, along with the software, can be used separately or together. (more…)
Posted on: September 6th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
Family fishing activities, including a catch and release catfish tank, casting lessons and shore fishing, are highlights of the Accessible Fishing for All Celebration Sept. 29 at Festival Beach on Lady Bird Lake from 9 a.m. to noon.
Sponsored by the CORE Health Foundation, the event will benefit the ADA Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Pier project on Lady Bird Lake.
Environmental education activities, a silent auction, and fish themed games are also on the schedule. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Colorado River Foundation are just two of the many sponsors, vendors and other organizations that will be offering information and education. The LaRues will provide a funky mix of eminently danceable songs.
“The purpose of the Accessible Fishing for All Celebration is to highlight the abilities of individuals with special needs in the great outdoors,” said Nicole Harmon, executive director of the CORE Health Foundation. (more…)
Posted on: May 2nd, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
CORE Health Care, an innovative rehabilitation and long-term care facility for people with brain injury, psychiatric disorders and developmental disabilities, recently received a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
The three-year accreditation is the most any provider can receive.
“It’s truly an honor to have our wonderful team members be recognized by an international accrediting body for their achievements and commitment to quality care,” said James S. Misko, Psy.D., president and co-owner of CORE Health Care. “We like to think of ourselves as exemplary in many ways, so for an experienced team of professionals to validate that belief is very fulfilling.” (more…)
Posted on: April 26th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
Some of the country’s leading practitioners will discuss the cutting-edge treatments and imaging techniques being developed to treat traumatic brain injury and stroke at a symposium on May 4 in Austin.
“Collaborating for Cures: Emerging Translational Research in the Stroke and TBI Care Continuum” will feature presentations on neuroplasticity, stem cell policy and regulatory issues, neuroimaging techniques and analysis, as well as provide a forum for leading scientists in the field to share ideas and discuss potential collaborations. (more…)
Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
At CORE Health Care, we provide post-acute rehabilitation and long-term care for adults with brain injuries, psychiatric disorders and other special needs. Along with a team of other therapists, we help our clients to reach their goals of improving their independence.
Each summer CORE Health Care sends a group on a fun filled weekend to Camp For All for three exciting three days and two nights of everything from horseback riding and dancing to rock wall climbing and zip lining. When I went last year, I saw the difference this one weekend made, giving the campers a sense of accomplishment when they climbed a wall or making lasting connections with people with similar conditions.
This year, we may be forced to turn away a large percentage of our clients because of a lack of funds. Camp costs $240 per person for the weekend. This includes transportation, meals, caregivers and camp activities. Our goal is to raise $10,000 by April 3. Any amount that you are willing to donate is greatly appreciated. (more…)
Posted on: March 9th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
There has been a lot of talk in Washington, D.C. about reforming Medicaid, the health program funded by the federal government and managed by individual states. Many people with disabilities, including people with traumatic brain injuries, depend on Medicaid for basic health services.
While cuts to just about every federal program seem certain, we at CORE Health believe there are intelligent ways to reduce Medicaid costs by allowing more people to stay in their homes, which is less expensive than care in institutions.
”Medicaid waivers are very cost-efficient programs that provide in home support for people with disabilities; the waivers keep people out of institutional settings, like nursing homes,” said Eric Makowski, CEO and co-owner of CORE Health Care. “Waiver services might be home health services and nursing, case management, medical coordination, or just assistance with hygiene and preparing meals.” (more…)
Posted on: February 28th, 2012 by CORE Health Care Admin No Comments
March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the CORE Health Foundation has a tasty way for you to show your support.
On Thursday, March 1, the Mimi’s Café in Bee Cave, Texas, is donating a portion of the night’s sales to the Foundation and our project to build an ADA wheelchair accessible fishing pier on Lady Bird Lake in Austin.
All you have to do is print this flier and then give it to your server when you dine at Mimi’s Café between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. on March 1. Mimi’s will donate 15 percent of the cost of your meal to the Foundation.
Mimi’s has something for everyone – from gourmet French dishes such as chicken brie dijon to zesty bacon cheese burgers and crisp Mediterranean salads. And don’t forget to leave room for a bite of something sweet at the end. Mimi’s bread pudding holds a special place in the dessert hall of fame.
Kick off the weekend a day early by meeting your family and friends at Mimi’s for a dinner that will make you feel good inside and out.