LRSinc. is a Northern Ontario founded and based rehabilitation company servicing Sudbury, North Bay, Timmins, and surrounding areas. We are a private based rehabilitation company working with clients who have collateral benefits, work related accidents or motor vehicle accidents insurance. We offer a wide range of services including occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, case management, vocational counseling, job search training and return-to-work strategies, recreational therapy, rehabilitation support services, and social work/ counseling.
I was asked to write a testimonial about my experience with Lajeunesse Rehabiltation Services, so I am.
During one of the most difficult times in my life, I had the support of a wonderful team. The Occupational Therapist helped with my discharge from the hospital and ordered all my equipment. I was provided with additional care in terms of them setting up support systems in place and checked in on me frequently until I felt good enough to go back to work. I want to thank them for helping me through this time.
LRS Are Simply Amazing
“I was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident in the Fall of 2020. I really should not have survived this accident. In fact, I was V.S.A. on three separate occasions en route from the accident scene to the Hospital. I was in a coma, subsequently intubated, and bedridden for approximately 16 days.
During my nine-week hospitalization period and upon returning home, the experts at LRS made the transition as smoothly as possible for me. They provided me with extremely qualified assistance in rehabilitation to help me with my injuries whether it be physical, emotional or psychological.
Their specialists in occupational therapy were able to equip me with several assistive devices throughout my rehabilitation which made my everyday tasks and chores a little easier to handle and complete. It seems that whenever I needed help, they were always there, and they always knew what to do immediately. They were always extremely supportive and very encouraging. They fought hard for me to obtain the best assistance available and possible to help me in the recovery process. I was also provided with home renovations and many assistive devices which help lighten the workload and make tasks much simpler. All of this very specific assistance would not have been possible without the ever-vigilant and constant realistic “out-of the box thinking” of a team of experts at LRS which really and truly cares for those they are assigned to assist.
I also received extremely qualified assistance in physiotherapy, counselling (both at the family level and from an individual perspective), and speech therapy. I also was provided with a personal support worker who helped me relearn and simplify many tasks and chores in the household from personal grooming and dressing to washing laundry, doing dishes, vacuuming, and mopping floors. The experts at LRS helped me with my self-confidence, my motivation, and they taught me how to relearn several simple tasks of my normal daily life, while always thinking of my best interest first. At LRS, you’re not just getting a team of qualified professionals, you’re getting specialists who care about you and will do everything in their power to help you succeed. At LRS, you are Learning and Rehabilitating with Specialists who work for you and with you. They are the true “total package”.
Lajeunesse Rehabilitation Services have, and continue to be responsive, professional, and extremely helpful with the care of my mother. They deal with all the insurance administration, regular reporting, and also keep me informed on a regular basis. Further, they work with me to address any developing needs. Finally, and most importantly, they take client consideration first – they work really hard on developing strong relationships with their clients, and I couldn’t ask for more.
I am really happy with the services provided by Lajeunesse rehabilitations. Since my motor vehicle accident 3 yrs ago, I really needed help with an acquired brain injury. Struggling with organizational skills, memory issues, word finding, making proper sentences, dealing with pain management, depression and anxiety and many more, they have a great team of people to help with all those needs. I have seen much improvement and have learned skills to help in those areas to assist in my day to day living.
I often heard people say that one who goes through tests have testimonies.
What a true statement that has become.
One moment in a day can change you and possibly your entire lifetime.
I was involved in an M.V.A which was not in any of my plans.
However, that day began the ripple effect of events. I started to lose my peace and power over my circumstances, and eventually noticed I was living my life forward but understanding it backwards and over time it shifted from order to chaos and disorder.
My life had become such a mess, contained in depression, anxiety, guilt, confusion, pain and full of despair. I was seeking out in desperation with hope there was a chance of recovery .
Where do you go? What do you do? Who do you reach out too…
I’ll tell you that there is good news. A fully trained and experienced team at L.R.S was there.
They guided me with understanding, helped me in processing my thoughts, planning a routine schedule , preparing and organizing my life because it had been too difficult for me to manage.
My impairments did not go away, however, day by day one small victory at a time. Yes, it’s a process with many parts, but again, TEAM L.R.S was there helping me to focus on continuous growth, guiding me to manage my development which provided me with a plan tailored to my needs for that chance of potentially, a successful outcome.
I am speaking from experience because it has happened to me.
It has become difficult for me to live with pain, being on the edge, and maintaining peace.
We only have one body and one mind to protect,
Get the help you need “unknown peace is opportunity lost.”
TEAM L.R.S. – you have become people of service and value in my life so, I thank you..
I Strongly recommend the service and TEAM of L.R.S.
We were very fortunate to have Christina become my husbands Occupational Therapist. Christina is a very caring, professional. She is efficient, knowledgeable and personable. Christina assessed my husband and set up a program that was easy to follow and manage. My husband has shown a great deal of progress with Christina’s help and guidance. My husband and I highly recommend LRS for those in need of rehabilitation.
My name is Adam McFadden and I was involved in a motor vehicle accident, where I sustained significant injuries to my whole body in some form or another. Also, an Acquired Brain Injury which impacts the way I talk, walk, balance, focus, hearing, and memory. The list goes on and on. I was T-boned on my way home from work October 1, 2012. My life has since then changed in many ways. For about 3 years I had little or no help, I was giving up. I felt lost and I could not go back to work or the way I used to be. I struggled every day. Almost two years ago I met Jane Gobbo (Case Manager) and Sherry McQuillan (Occupational Therapist) they work for Lajeunesse Rehab. Since then things have gotten a lot better. Still sore but they showed me that there is lots of different ways I can get help or in many ways to help myself. And to find the right places to look for things when I cannot do it for myself. Jane Gobbo always has your back, no matter what, she will know what to do and won’t take no for an answer when it comes down to it. I also have to privilege to work with Colleen Rosener (Recreational Therapist) and Alina Tassone (Occupational Therapist).
My name is Tammy Joyce and I am a Rehabilitation Support Worker with Bartimaeus Rehabilitation Services. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Jane Gobbo (Case Manager) with Lajeunesse Rehabilitation Services for over the past 6 years providing rehabilitation support to clients with an acquired brain injury. Jane is exceptional at what she does, she is professional, caring, and compassionate and always makes time in her busy schedule to talk with you if you have a question or need clarification. Jane works collaboratively with all team members and provides amazing leadership to the health care team, and is committed to the organization’s goals for professional case management services. Jane is committed in providing the best quality of care and services for all of her clients and it shows with how she treats them.
I received courteous professional rehabilitation services that included looking after my needs after my accident. My case manager assisted me tremendously with all aspects of my care. I would definitely recommend Lajeunesse Rehabilitation Services to help you in the days and months after your accident; to organize your appointments; to set up your rehabilitation team; as well as assist you in your daily care needs. For me this was the best and most instrumental service to help me through this life changing time. They also worked very well with my law firm therefore relieving a lot of stress I could have otherwise endured. Lajeunesse Rehabilitation Services helped me get access to services that I was not even aware of. Again without this agency after my serious accident I would’ve been lost in the bureaucracy of paperwork and just spiralling into depression as the walls would’ve surely closed in on me. If there was a rating system of 1 to 10 it would definitely exceed the 10.
December 12, 2002 was one of the worst days of my life. My family and I were involved in a terrible motor vehicle accident, my stepson passed away, my 11 month old son acquired a brain injury, my common-law spouse also acquired a brain injury and I had a fractured pelvis. Everyone one of us was air ambulanced to the closest hospital, we all required some form of rehabilitation and medical care. My spouse had many behavioural issues and outbursts throughout his recovery period, which posed as quite a challenge, but this did not deter Lise from providing the best rehabilitation possible in fact she worked harder to see that he received the best medical care possible.
Today, Lise continues to work tirelessly with my son. He has since developed seizures and she is working diligently with a variety of medical specialist to ensure he receives the best care. She has set up a dynamic team and follows his medical care closely. Her commitment to working with him, our family, his school and treating professionals is indisputable. There is not a day that passes that I do not thank my lucky stars that she found her way into our lives as she is a vital part in helping us all put the pieces back together.
After serious injuries sustained in a car accident in 2013, I finally returned home after about six months in hospital and respite care. Lise was there, as my case manager, to help me navigate my “new” life.
Lise and her team dealt with my insurance company and made sure my home was set up properly to accommodate my new physical needs. She set up all the therapeutic services that I needed to regain some of my former functionality – physiotherapy, psychological counselling, massage therapy, occupational therapy, home care, etc. and stayed in regular contact with me to ensure I was doing okay and that I was happy with the service providers that she had put in place.
Everyone that she connected me with were very caring, professional people who made my day-to-day life easier and helped me fight to regain more than the doctors expected. I will always have physical limitations due to my injuries, but Lise put together a team that worked tirelessly with me and gave me hope for something better.
When I decided to move away to be closer to my daughter, Lise’s team worked with me to create a workable plan for the move and connected me with a new case manager to ensure a smooth transition to my new home and to set up the services I needed.
Without Lise and the wonderful people on her team, I would not be where I am today – working two part-time jobs that I love, supporting myself once again, and enjoying life.
I cannot express my gratitude enough for all that Lise, AnneMarie and Melissa did for me. They have a special place in my heart and I highly recommend Lajeunesse Rehabilitation Services to anyone who needs a team who has your best interests as their top priority.
Did You Know?
the Guidelines for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Persistent Symptoms (Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation 2015): “Persistent symptoms are not an uncommon complication of mTBI; 10- 15% of individuals who incur mTBI will continue to experience significant symptoms beyond the normal recovery period of three months (Iverson, 2005) which can include post-traumatic headache, sleep disturbance, disorders of balance, cognitive impairments, fatigue and mood or affective disorders….for those with persistent symptoms….Timely intervention for symptoms should be initiated as well as consideration for referral to specialist care if available. Development of complications post mTBI such as depression, possibly as a response to the effects of mTBI, can occur and further alter the course or pattern of recovery.”