Jeanne Jacobs, CCC-SLP, Principal
Jeanne founded Achieve Rehab Services in 1997. She currently works as a Speech-Language Pathologist in addition to overseeing the companies' administrative functions. She specializes in adult neurogenic disorders and pediatric language behavior therapy.
She earned an undergraduate degree in Speech and Hearing Science at Rutgers University and finished her academic training at George Washington University in Washington, DC where she earned a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.
She has worked in a multitude of locations serving a variety of patients. Her experience ranges from acute care in major hospitals to early intervention with at risk children. She has explored the different opportunities the field of speech-language pathology offers and is able to recognize the needs of patients and facilities.
As the owner of the company, she strives to bring together a qualified team of dedicated professionals whose goal is patient care. She is always willing to talk with staff and patients as well as their families to ensure an optimal environment for all members involved with Achieve's services.
The Achieve Rehab Team is comprised of members with impressive credentials and the latest in technical training. All are certified according to national and state standards. Each member has varying specialties and, above all, are professional, friendly and compassionate.
Our current staff includes full time, part time and PRN Speech-Language Pathologists. We also have an office manager who oversees all scheduling and administrative tasks as well as a billing and data specialist.
ACHIEVE REHAB SERVICES PATIENT CARE PHILOSOPHY
At Achieve Rehab Services our patients come first. We always keep the needs of our patients in mind as we are conducting our day.
We like to make sure that all patients get the following information:
1. Who we are and what our job title is.
2. What we intend to do with the particular patient.
3. How we can help the patient attain his/her own goals.
4. How we can improve the patients quality of life.
5. What each treatment exercise is doing for them.
6. What can be helpful outside of the treatment session.
We want the patient and the family to feel empowered, encouraged and comfortable.
The family can help in carry over and the family can also prevent serious complications from developing. We like to give the family plenty of education and help them assist in meeting goals and needs of the patient. When it comes to decision making, we like to make sure the family fully understands all of the options.
Compassion toward both the patient and family is critical to our profession. We must understand the effect the illness is having on everyone. We talk to the patient about loss of independence, frustration levels and functioning status prior to hospitalization. We like to get to know the patient's strengths and interests.