Love, Inspiration and Guidance for the Mountain Community
Stories from the Heart
March is Social Work Month
“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.”
Keri is the matriarch of the Mount Evans Family. She oversees every aspect of patient care and nurtures a team of more than 60 clinicians.
Emily gives mountain residents their voice and helps them speak, think, and even swallow foods and liquids. “I am proud to help our mountain community in a variety of ways. Speech therapists have many roles outside of speech and language: educating families on disease processes, strengthening swallow function, and teaching memory strategies. My goal is always to put the needs of the resident and their family first.”
For 27 years, Wendy has been helping patients and their families adjust to health issues and identifying ways to make their lives easier.
Susan Stearns: A Legacy of Giving
Susan Stearns, longtime community supporter, philanthropist, and Board Member of Mount Evans Home Health Care & Hospice for more than 25 years, was an absolute inspiration to all who met her.
April is Occupational Therapy month
“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.