Patient Advocate/Occupational Therapist
Free 15 min Intro Call
Years of Experience
In-Person & Virtual Support Available
Hello! My name is Kristi. I bring over 12 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist, to Stepping Stone Advocacy Services, working with founder Lori Schellenberg RN/CCM. An Occupational Therapist is skilled in assessing, modifying, and adapting patient environments to meet their needs. All of these skills include communication, navigation, coordination, investigation, evaluation and education. These are the cornerstone of Patient Advocacy at Stepping Stone Advocacy Services.
I began my Occupational Career as a Travel OT. I had the opportunity to hone my skills in a variety of settings. These settings include home health, skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, acute care, and acute rehabilitation facilities. These combined experiences highlight my expertise within the different pillars of the Healthcare system. I provide clinical guidance and oversite throughout the Rehab Process to patients and their families. I bring first hand knowledge and experience regarding Therapy assessments and transitions between the hospital to home, the hospital to acute rehab facilities and skilled nursing facilities and from there to home. I partner with Founder Lori Schellenberg RN/CCM and Stepping Stone Advocacy Services to provide Patient Advocacy Work in the Maryland, Northern Virginia and DC areas and remotely, on a national level, as well. We combine our skill sets to bring our expertise to the patient consumer, and their families, in providing Advocacy Services.
In our first 15 minute free introductory call we will discuss your needs and if we feel that we are a good fit to address those needs together, I will send a contract over and we can get started.
Assisted Living & Nursing Home Placement
Masters in Occupational Therapy
2007 - 2011