Health and Wellness

Dr. Deirdre Claiborue named medical director for American Advantage Home Care

American Advantage Home Care provides skilled home health care services to those recovering from illness, surgery or injury, or those managing complex health conditions. Its geographical service area includes 11 counties: Genesee, Monroe, Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Shiawassee, Lapeer, Saginaw and Bay, as well as eastern Washtenaw and Livingston.

A full-service home health care agency; American Advantage Home Care, provides skilled medical care 24/ and has named Dr. Deirdre Claiborue as medical director.

In this newly created position, Claiborue will guide implementation of medical plans of care for clients, focusing on those with complex medical issues. She will also address staff education, intake and discharge policies and opportunities for new services, including those enabled by new technology.

“My motto is ‘Stay in the moment when providing care, and treat every patient with the respect and compassion they deserve,’” Claiborue said. “This is what I bring to American Advantage. I’m energized to be on a team that prioritizes patient dignity by providing them with the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control over their lives.”

“Dr. Claiborue is well known for her extraordinary care helping people enjoy a better quality of life,” said Cleamon Moorer Jr., DBA, agency president.

“Her wide ranging experience — with patients of all ages, insured or underserved — will support the quality health care provided to American Advantage clients that allows them to stay in the comfort and familiarity of their own homes, whether temporarily or for chronic situations,” Moorer added.

American Advantage Home Care provides skilled home health care services to those recovering from illness, surgery or injury, or those managing complex health conditions. A multi-cultural team of experienced professionals provides one-on-one care with patients in whatever setting they call home – private home, assisted living, etc. Services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, skilled nursing, home health aide assistance and medical social work, as well as helping coordinate community and private resources to maximize patients’ functional independence.

Claiborue has provided medical care for more than 20 years in metro-Detroit and Jackson.

She is a family medicine practitioner with Honor Community Health in Southfield. Previously she has worked at two PACE (program of all-inclusive care for the elderly) organizations: Thome PACE, Jackson, as medical director/primary care provider, and PACE Southeast Michigan, metro-Detroit, as senior staff physician and acting medical director. She has a long association with Henry Ford Health System, primarily in family medicine, and has also worked at Continuum Geriatric Services, Livonia, and Northway Medical Group, Southfield.

She volunteers at community health fairs and at Gleaners Community Food Bank with her twin sons, as well as mentors high school and undergraduate college students interested in pursuing careers in medicine.

Claiborue earned a medical degree at Wayne State University. She received a Faculty Development Fellowship at University of Michigan, and has been an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan and Davenport University since 2012. She earned certification by American Board of Family Medicine and holds Michigan pharmacy and medicine licenses.

American Advantage is accredited by The Joint Commission, the gold standard and industry benchmark for quality and safety, and is rated 4-star (above average) on the Medicare Quality of Patient Care Star Rating.

The agency is an affiliate of Partners in Wellness Management LLC that is focused on improving the health of and health care for individuals in Michigan. For more information, visit www.AmericanAdvantageHHC.com or call 313.914.2296.

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