Empowering Strategies for Long Stay Advocacy

Empowering Strategies for Long Stay Advocacy

This educational panel discussion is great for clinicians who are interested in developing a program that advocates for older adults to receive the therapy services they need. You’ll learn about the importance of a robust patient identification process and how it helps in a successful long stay program. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the different patient identification methods and the pitfalls to avoid when conducting screening processes.

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Empowering Strategies for Long Stay Advocacy

Presented by:

Kimberly Collins, MHS OTR/L, is a graduate of Augusta State University, formerly the Medical College of Georgia, in Augusta, GA, where she earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Health Science in Occupational Therapy. Kimberly has over 17 years of experience in delivering skilled therapy services to the adult/geriatric population across various settings.  Since joining Aegis in 2012, Kimberly has worked as a clinical therapist and director of rehabilitation with multi‐site clinical and operational management across multiple states. Kimberly also shares her knowledge and passion for geriatrics as an adjunct professor for a metro Atlanta Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

Theresa Kay Guess Holt, COTA, is a 1985 graduate of Indiana University with an associate degree in occupational therapy. She worked her first two years for St. John Hospital in Anderson, IN, in psychiatric and chemical dependency rehabilitation. Her following five years were spent in acute care with St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis, IN, specializing in pulmonary, cardiac and hand rehabilitation. She has worked for Aegis Therapies since 1992 and currently lives and works in Kennesaw, GA, with a focus on long‐term care facilities. She is a master clinician in documentation and has additional specialized training in neurocognition, seating and positioning, medically complex and the restore/compensate/adapt model of care.

Kylie Aufderheide, PT, DPT, is a Clinical Practice Specialist with Aegis Therapies. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Creighton University in 2013. Mrs. Aufderheide completed a postgraduate Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency through Creighton University and Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital. She is a Board‐Certified Neurologic Specialist in Physical Therapy through ABPTS. Mrs. Aufderheide is a member of APTA and is involved within the Neurology Section as well as the Minnesota Chapter. She is a licensed clinician in Minnesota.

Lisa Messel, OTR, is a 1992 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University.  She joined Aegis Therapies in 1995 and is a Director of Rehab in Newburgh, IN.  She is a Master Clinician in Service Delivery. Her special interest is working with geri‐psych patients.


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