The Vermont Occupational Therapy Association is a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides a professional community for its members. We represent occupational therapy to the public, engage in activities to advocate for the profession, and provide continuing education opportunities for all occupational therapy practitioners.
I am going way beyond my knowledge base with Facebook in the creation of this group however with the awesome assistance from a fellow OT down in Maryland (Terri) I am doing so.
As I stated in the description of the group my goal is to bring together all the different resources available to our Vermont elder population and their caregivers. What I have discovered over the past year and a half upon starting my business, is that we have so many awesome resources however unless you know about them you can’t access them! If it’s tough for a person in the medical field then what is it like for the general population?
What I am trying to do over the next few days is frontload the group with organizations and medical or professionals working with the senior population so that as we start to invite our seniors and their caregivers, we have people who may be able to guide them.
WE ARE THE RESOURCE GUIDING THEM TO THE RESOURCE.
I do not expect anyone to offer direct advice themselves but I am hopeful that you might offer recommendations to a source, ie: My father has Dementia and we don’t know how to keep him busy during the day. Answer from one of us may be (dependent on what part of Vt they are in): You may wish to consider the Adult Day Program at…. and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please start inviting professionals to join the group!! If you have any questions please reach out.
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2021 Annual VOTA Fall Conference
THANK YOU TO THE 2021 VOTA FALL CONFERENCE SPONSORS
Gold Level- National Seating and Mobility
National Seating and Mobility was founded in 1992, and originally had 5 locations. We now have 141 locations across 45 states, and 4 locations in Canada. NSM arrived in Vermont during June of 2018 when it acquired the Complex Rehab division of the Medical Store. We are committed to providing the most experienced service and effective products to our clients, as well as professional clinical support to therapists and physicians.
Here is the link to our Youtube video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4jseCO4NCY&authuser=0
Gold Level- UVM Medical Center Rehabilitation Therapies
At the University of Vermont Medical Center our team of over 40 occupational therapists offer a compassionate, patient-centered approach to care, backed by evidence-based research. Our occupational therapists provide treatment in both inpatient and outpatient locations serving patients with a wide range of orthopedic, neurological and developmental conditions. Our settings and specialty services include a Level 1 Trauma Center, Inpatient Rehab Facility, Hand Therapy, and Driver Rehabilitation. We have interdisciplinary clinics and programs for ALS, concussion, movement disorders, assistive technology, pediatric feeding, and pain management.As an academic medical center, we strive to continually add to the body of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of Occupational Therapy and we support the training and development of students and practitioners at all experience levels.
Bronze Level- North Country Hospital
Our region is beautiful and is surrounded by mountains and lakes for those who like outdoor activities. We are roughly 2 hours from Burlington, Vermont, 1 hour from Sherbrooke, Quebec, 2 hours from Montreal and 4 hours from Boston. North Country Hospital is a rural hospital located in Northern Vermont, with a progressive outpatient department, inpatient department, school, home health, and skilled nursing contracts. We currently have four OTRs and one COTA on staff. We have a certified hand therapist on staff who provides orthosis fabrication and training. We also provide ergonomic consultation for our hospital employees. Our occupational therapists provide services for all outpatient care (adults and pediatrics). We provide pediatric school based services for two school districts. Our OTs also contract to support home health OT services. Visit us online at www.northcountryhospital.org
Bronze Level- Rutland Regional Medical Center
About Rutland Regional Medical Center: Rutland Regional Medical Center the largest community hospital in Vermont and is supported by a medical staff of 256 physicians, nurse practitioners and advanced practice providers trained in 37 specialty areas, with approximately 1,700 employees. With a strong patient-centered focus, consistent quality performance, Magnet® Nursing Recognition, and award-winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. For more information visit www.RRMC.org
Here is a link to our Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtvfsYwTrhI
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