This page is for Workers’ Compensation Case Managers who are seeking options -- or a "tune up" -- for their clients who have participated in rehabilitation previously and are more than six months post injury.
To request either a routine or a comprehensive assessment or evaluation of a client to be conducted by Shepherd Center, call Heddi Silon, Director of Workers' Compensation, at 404-350-7312 or email Heddi.
A CDE is a comprehensive assessment of your client conducted by Shepherd Center. It consists of the following:
A CDE can also include the potential for a consulting physician evaluation such as urology, gastroenterology or orthopedics.
The client would undergo medical diagnostics, intervention, treatment plan, and therapy recommendations as determined by the team. This model serves:
A Rehab Upgrade Evaluation is an assessment of your client conducted by Shepherd Center. This type of assessment is best for:
A person with a spinal cord injury or a brain injury – or both – who has participated in a rehabilitation program in the past, but is experiencing some medical setbacks. This person could be debilitated from that medical setback and may need a rehabilitation admission for the purpose of restoring a prior level of function.
A person who may be experiencing long-term effects of aging with a spinal cord injury. We are now seeing people who live more than 20-30 years post injury. As they age, they may need a rehabilitation upgrade to establish different goals, reconfigure a bowel or bladder program, or obtain durable medical equipment that better meets their current needs.