International teacher, facilitator and Occupational Therapist Shoshana Shomberg has joined the advisory team of AIPatHome.com – specialists in age in place technologies, universal design homes and products education. She will be instrumental in the work AIPatHome has begun with the American Occupational Therapy Association to increase the awareness of the important role Occupational Therapists play in helping people to successfully age in place.
Ms. Shamberg has degrees in both occupational therapy and special education with a specialization in assistive technology and environmental modifications. She is president of Abilities OT Services and Seminars,Inc. (AOTSS) which was founded with the goal to assist clients, caregivers,and organizations to maximize safety, independence and access for persons who are aging or have disabilities.
Meres McCarroll, AIPatHome principal said, “Shoshana Shamberg’s knowledge and experience will be invaluable in helping AIPatHome show the skills and knowledge occupational therapists bring to the table for those who are seeking to successfully age in place.” AIPatHome will use videos, pictures and articles to inform and educate their readers who are searching for age-in-place solutions for themselves or their loved ones about Occupational Therapists.
“Working with the AIPatHome Advisory Team is an opportunity to shine a light on the wonderful work Occupational Therapists already do,” Shamberg said. “And we can expand that perception of what they do and the potential impact they can have on all aspects of aging in place for both consumers and professionals.”
Ms. Shamberg has over 30 years of experience in managing programs; working as a clinical therapist in pediatric school-based therapy, geriatric psych/physical disability rehab, nursing home, and homecare settings; and providing consulting services for elementary schools, educational institutions, businesses, community-service organizations, senior centers, and housing.
Shoshana is a Certified Brain Gym Consultant and Certified Irlen Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome Screener/Diagnostician. She has presented over 150 international training seminars on universal design, accessibility of the environment, and other topics related to independent living and authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on these topics.
Other AIPatHome.com Advisory Team members include: Glenn Campbell, Dr. Kevin Doughty, Richard Duncan, Drue Lawlor, Charles Lowe, Laurie Orlov, Chris Pederson, Mary Jo Peterson, John Piazza, Sr., James Pirkl, Eliot Sefrin, William Slease and Louis Tenenbaum.
Aging in place is the ability to live in one’s home of choice–wherever that might be–for as long as confidently and comfortably possible. Livability can be extended through the incorporation of universal design principles, telecare and other assistive technologies. AIPatHome.com is unique in its specialty focus on educating consumers about universal design homes & products, telecare and other assistive technologies that facilitate aging in place gracefully, safely and longer. AIPatHome.com is the leading resource for people who are searching for products, services, information and reassurance that will help them, and the people they care for and about, better age in place, in the home and community of their choice. For more information, call 626.799.5900 or visit www.aipathome.com.