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Spark recognizes that if you are reading this you are likely caring for a survivor of a serious accident or injury. We acknowledge that the events you have undergone are terribly stressful and at times it may seem as if no one is there to help you.
What is Spark?
Spark is a company that provides well trained and caring Rehabilitation Support Workers (RSW) and Therapy Assistants (TA) to help your family member. These professionals are there to assist the health care team in delivering your family member's therapy at home and in the community.
What services does Spark Provide?
Spark provides the following personnel and services:
* Communicative Disorders Assistants,
* Occupational/Physiotherapy Assistants,
* Rehabilitation Support Workers, and
* Attendant Care Practitioners.
To learn more about these individuals and services please click the button to go to the "Services Offered" Page
How do I make a referral to Spark?
Spark does not accept referrals directly from family members for CDAs, OTA/PTAs or RSWs. In order to hire a Spark professional you must have your Case Manager or Lawyer make a referral.
Spark does accept referrals directly from family members for Attendant Care Practitioners. Please read more about attendant care professionals and how to arrange for Attendant care at the Attendant Care Practitioner page by clicking the button "Attendant".
Spark professionals work with any person who has been injured catastrophically in a motor vehicle accident.
Services for people NOT catastrophically impaired
Spark professionals do not service non-catastrophic clients.
If you would like to hire a RSW or TA for your family member privately (you pay) we can recommend professionals who
service private clients.
service private clients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does it mean to be catastrophically impairment? A catastrophic impairment is a legal term, not a medical term. It may be applied to individuals who have suffered severe injuries in motor vehicle accidents. For more information please contact your legal representative.
How long does it take from referral to beginning of treatment? Once a referral is received, a treatment plan (OCF-18) is submitted to the insurance company. The insurance company has 10 business days to reply. If the OCF-18 is approved, treatment will commence immediately. If the OCF-18 is denied, your lawyer will follow up with you.
What is the first thing I should do? Contact a lawyer who specializes in Personal Injury.