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Williston Observer: Sherry is proudly working with the Williston Fire Department to address fall prevention for seniors with the development of a “Night Light Project” in Williston. With donations from the community, the WFD keeps nightlights on their trucks and in the event that a senior is experiencing falls at night, the WFD is able to plug in a nightlight for those in need. “I love the education part. It’s a message I feel is really important to get out”.

NCOA Fall Prevention Week is September 20-24, 2021. Due to Sherry’s belief that falls should be prevented EVERYDAY, Home Mobility VT encourages Home Safety Evaluations to aid in creating a safe and functional home environment and in turn helping to prevent falls.

Across The Fence Fall Prevention Presentation, September 2021: Leaves Fall, People Don’t. Sherry and a fellow OT talk about ways to prevent falls in the home.

How We Help

Mobile Outpatient OT Practice/Home Visits

ADL: Activities of Daily Living are the activities that you do in your home everyday and are often activities that we take for granted. Home Mobility VT can help you sharpen your activities of daily living at home.

What is an Occupational Therapist?

Occupational Therapists are health care professionals who utilize evidence-based practice, research, scientific evidence, and a holistic perspective to promote independence, meaningful occupations, and patients’ functional ability to fulfill their daily routines and roles. Occupational Therapists are the only professionals recognized by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) to make recommendations for home modifications for persons with disabilities. Occupational Therapists are experts at

Ask your Primary Care Physician (PCP) for an OT Referral

Many PCPs are unfamiliar with OT as an outpatient service. This is understandable because it is fairly unusual that an OT works as outpatient therapists. Sherry Pidgeon at Home Mobility VT operates a mobile OT practice. She does not have a brick and mortar building, instead she drives to your home where it makes the most sense for OT services.

When is the Best Time to Ask for an OT Referral?

Transition

Coordinator/OT

This can be a critically important service for patients waiting to be discharged home from the hospital or rehabilitation. It is a service that assists families who are looking to help their loved one return home safely. (tap for details)

Medicare Part B Participating Provider:

Though Medicare will not pay for the home modification itself or equipment, they may cover the initial evaluation if it is deemed medically necessary and the skill of an Occupational Therapist is necessary. Follow up visits to teach you on how to safely utilize installed equipment may also be covered by Medicare. Home Mobility VT will work with you on providing recommendations for “DME” (durable medical equipment) and suggest guidance on how to remain safe in your home.

Home Remodeling

& Modifications:

Home modifications are defined as environmental interventions aimed to support activity performance in the home. The goal of Home Mobility VT is to

Live Your Life with Purpose!

It’s time to make the environment fit the person.

  • Are you spending too long getting bathed and dressed??
  • Have you had falls or near falls walking to the bathroom at night?
  • Do you have safe accessibility to your bathroom?
  • Are your shower and toilet accessible?
  • Are you reaching unsafely to get items out of your kitchen cupboards?
  • Are your entryways safe and easy to access?

Helping you prevent injuries, decrease caregiver burden, and increase independence in your home through customized and effective home modifications

About

Home Mobility VT provides tasteful remodel recommendations to account for safety and health. My goal is to make the “aging-in-place” or transition home as easy as possible.

Get in Touch

Reach out for information on how I can help you make your home safer.

sherrypidgeon@homemobilityvt.com (HIPAA Compliant Email for privacy)

(802) 578-3440

Fax (802) 990-2684

376 Pumpkin Hill, Williston, VT 05495

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