“Medicine adds days to life, occupational therapy adds life to days.”
For the past 40+ years the American Occupational Therapy Association has been celebrating April as Occupational Therapy month. These compassionate professionals help people of all ages safely recover from or adapt to changes from injury, illness, disability, or aging through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). They work with those recovering from an injury or illness regain skills and also work with aging adults to help them remain independent.
“Social work is the art of listening and the science of hope.”
March is the month all America recognizes and celebrates social workers. These caring professionals are trained to help people see and surmount the barriers keeping them from living their optimal lives, whether those obstacles are physical, emotional, financial, systemic or all of the above. And, as the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) describes, “They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities.”
A new leader recently assumed the helm at Mount Evans Home Health & Hospice. She’s a mountain resident of Idaho Springs, a nurse and an incredibly competent health care administrator with a wealth of experience. Her name is Keri Jaeger. Although her name may be new to the broader mountain community, she’s not new to Mount Evans.