Tell us a little bit about your day as a Physical Therapist at VNH.
What are some of the ways your team supported each other when COVID first hit?
When we first learned of COVID and had to work from home, we had one to two therapists that went into the field while the remainder stayed home doing phone and virtual visits. Often the patients did not have or know how to do face-to-face visits virtually. Working with the nurses, they would often connect the therapists to the patients when they were in the home so we could put our eyes on the patients to review their treatment plan, assess their mobility, and provide the necessary education and changes to their programs.
What have you done as a Physical Therapist that you are most proud of?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Focus on the positive. Sometimes I have to travel far distances and will look to the positive by enjoying the weather. I also know that if I have a question or concern regarding a patient I can always reach out to Stephanie, Jessica or Jean for assistance. When I go to a new area I also look at it as getting to experience a new part of NH or VT and then take in the scenery. I also focus on the fact that I am not working in a facility 8 hours a day and get to be outside getting fresh air, working with patient and caregivers without interruptions is such a positive for me!
Why do you enjoy working at VNH?
I enjoy being able to treat my patients in their home environment and providing one-to-one care.
What is something about you people would be surprised to know?
Every year I have a bucket list that I try to accomplish. I am trying to do 22 new/different things before 2022. This year I ran my first 5 K at the Harpoon Flannel, I went solo backpacking and ate in an igloo.