News April 25 2017

Employee Spotlight- Jamie Stratton, OT
Published April 25, 2017

In celebration of National Occupational Therapy month, we are honoring one of our outstanding occupational therapists, Jamie Stratton.

Jamie joined our team as an occupational therapist in 2013. She studied at Eastern Carolina University and has worked in the home health industry for more than 10 years. Jamie has always known that she wanted to work in the health care field, and discovered her passion for occupational therapy while studying at ECU.

“Working as an OT is incredibly gratifying. I love knowing that I am making a difference for my patients.”    

Occupational therapists enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and social situations, helping people recovering from injury to regain skills, and providing support for older adults experiencing physical and cognitive changes.

“We work with a lot of different people. Some of my patients are recovering from a stroke, medical injury or orthopedic surgery, while others may be recovering from a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) that has made them weak and compromised their ability to perform daily tasks.”

AssistedCare provides in-home occupational therapy services in 25 counties across southeastern NC.

We believe that in working with patients from the comfort of their own home, our therapists are able to connect with patients on a more personal level.

“I have always felt that we are able to make more progress in working with patients at home. They are generally more comfortable and more likely to form a trusting relationship with us.”

We would like to recognize and thank Jamie for her outstanding work over the last four years, and to all of our Occupational Therapists for the great work they do for the patients we serve!

 

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