Outings and Adventures
Medical Alternatives hosts weekly outings, as well as seasonally appropriate adventures! Outings have included:
- Farmers Market
- Motown Museum
- Cider Mill
- Animal Sanctuary
- Detroit Zoo
- Bowling Night
- Game Night
- Museum Tours, Cultural Events
- Art Events with projects to take home
Employee Spotlight of the Month
The Employee Spotlight of the Month highlights a different person each month, not for any specific accomplishment, or any one specific trait, but because they are a valuable part of our team. We will get to know more about each other and how we each add value to Medical Alternatives and our persons served! Nominated employees are employees that embody our person-centered approach, are helpful, have a great attitude, and/or contributes to the team.
August 2020 Employee Spotlight of the Month:
Alicia C. has been a valued employee since October 17, 2017. One reason for her nomination is her work with one of our newest admits. She is very personable, sensitive and thoughtful with her care in general. This was demonstrated by Alicia recently in her taking extra care and time to pack and unpack the personal items of our new admit to alleviate any stress they may have had with a household move from one environment to another. This shows a high level of sensitivity and compassion towards individual needs. Alicia is extremely dependable and enjoys the work she does in taking care of our persons served. Alicia has a knack for finding a way to making our persons served happy. For example, one person served expressed not having a butter dish, and Alicia went out of her way to pick one up for the house. Alicia has a goal of obtaining her CNA credentials and we are happy to support her efforts!
TaJuana rejoined the Medical Alternatives, Inc. team in November of 2019 as a DCW. Her favorite part of her position is helping our persons served. She can be counted on to immediately offer assistance, if needed, and she offers both her coworkers and our persons served a great attitude and willingness to help. In her free time, TaJuana enjoys spending time with her children, enjoying a meal at Benihana, as well as trying her luck on the slot machines. We appreciate all of TaJuana's contributions in helping Medical Alternatives achieve the mission of the company, in improving the quality of life for our persons served. Her cheerful attitude and dedication to helping others reflects the spirit of our community.
Brad started as a runner with Medical Alternatives, Inc. seven years ago. Since then, he has been promoted four times to his current role as a Care Manager. Brad was nominated because he epitomizes the definition of person-centered care not only with our persons served, but with his coworkers as well. Outside of the office, Brad enjoys seeing The Dave Matthews Band in concert (39 times!). He also enjoys golf, General Hospital and Brooklyn 99. Another unique thing about Brad is that Dennis Rodman saved his life from a swing set accident when he was a child! We are grateful that Dennis acted quickly that day, because we are so thankful for all that Brad does to care for our persons served.
Tynitta has been a DCW for Medical Alternatives since 2018 and is instrumental in keeping the living spaces of our persons served clean, organized, and tidy. Our persons served appreciate her dazzling smile and joyful personality. Outside of work, you may likely find Tynitta enjoying spicy foods, or her favorites, dressing and stuffing, while watching her favorite movie, Cry-Baby. Of all the seasons, she prefers Spring and she greatly despises spiders. Our persons served benefit from Tynitta’s caring and helpful nature.
Felicia started as a DCW for Medical Alternative, Inc. and has progressed over the past four years to her current position of Assistant Quality Improvement Manager. Felicia prepares new hires by guiding and mentoring them through new hire orientation. She is always available to assist anyone that needs it, and she offers her help with a bright smile on her face! Our persons served appreciate Felicia's positive attitude and willingness to go the extra mile. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her husband, children, grandchildren and her Shi Tzu named Izzy who is quite the diva! We are grateful for her presence and her dedication to making Medical Alternatives, Inc. such a great place to be!
AsaJane is a CNA, who was recently promoted to Assistant House Manager. She aspires to be an LPN and wants to return to school in August, 2020. She will tell you the best thing about working at Medical Alternatives, Inc. is our persons served, whom she adores. Outside of Medical Alternatives, AsaJane is very family oriented. She also enjoys cooking and socializing (she's known for her alfredo sauce). AsaJane's positive attitude and work ethic are two of the reasons why her peers nominated her. She is a joy to be around for both her coworkers and her persons served.
DeMaria has been with Medical Alternatives, Inc. for 27 years, and her co-workers, externals and persons served find her to be a pleasure to work with. DeMaria works long hours, however, you'd never realize it by her unflagging pleasant demeanor and ability to bring a smile to everyone's face. Not only is she an incredible Care Manager, but she makes supremely delicious food! DeMaria is truly the kindest person on the planet, and has a sincere generosity of spirit that makes everyone around her feel special. DeMaria's persons served are devoted to her, and she truly has made the world a better place.
Rebecca holds a BA in Neuroscience and Psychology from Lake Forest College, where she also minored in Studio Art. The employees of Medical Alternatives, Inc. enjoyed viewing her art pieces she recently shared with everyone. Rebecca aspires to be a Physician Assistant and is certain that her role as a CNA at Medical Alternatives, Inc. will contribute to her future success. Rebecca was nominated because of her ability to remain calm and pleasant, as well as being a great team player! She goes above and beyond to ensure that our persons served feel how much she cares for them.
Adam is our CFO and holds a Bachelor degree in Finance from Michigan State University. He is intrinsically motivated and loves solving problems. He is goal and task oriented and desires the best life for our person's served, employees and the company. Although he attended MSU, Adam roots for the Wolverines as well as the Lions, Tigers, Pistons and Red Wings. Adam was nominated because of his dedication and the long hours he works, ensuring that our person's served are well taken care of and Medical Alternatives, Inc. continues growing better together!
Burgundy joined Medical Alternatives in February of 2019, and is passionate about the individuals we serve as well as her coworkers. She always has a smile on her face and is committed to providing the people we serve with excellent care. You don't have to be around her long before you realize that she succeeds in making those around her feel as though they are a part of her family.
Eric joined Medical Alternatives in August of 2019, after being referred by a current employee. Before joining our family, Eric worked as an attendant at a car wash while attending nursing school. Interested in the health care industry and in learning more about TBI, Medical Alternatives has been a perfect fit for Eric. He mentioned that Medical Alternatives has more than exceeded his expectations in how well they treat their employees and the continuous training offered to employees. He enjoys working with our persons served, as evidenced by the person that nominated him for this award. Eric is professional and person centered, qualities that we value in our employees.
Christina joined Medical Alternatives in 1997, and is committed to improving the lives of those who are in our care. She was raised to help those that were less fortunate, and has made it her mission to provide quality care to our persons served for more than 20 years! Christina loves building people up and says of her role at Medical Alternatives Inc., "It's not a job, it's a service". She embodies our motto of treating our persons served as though they are our family!
Sue joined Medical Alternatives in 2010 and is committed to improving the lives of those who are in our care. She does this by meticulously reviewing documents to ensure proper care has been given, as well as her commitment to being here every day, on time, and ready to assist staff and Administration. Sue exemplifies the definition of “being in the moment” by focusing on her task at hand and her attention to detail.