ATF Medical Hires Clinical Specialist for Adaptive Housing Role

ATF Medical has welcomed Melissa Smith, OTR/L, CAPS, ECHM, CHAMP, to its team as a Clinical Specialist/Adaptive Housing. 

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Melissa Smith

ATF Medical said Smith’s new role would include assessing injured workers and their homes, then recommending ways to address “barriers to accessibility, mobility, and independence.”

Smith was the founder and CEO of LiveAble LLC, a business that modified home environments so people who became disabled could remain in their homes. LiveAble consulted with workers’ compensation funding sources as well as patients, and the company was contracted by the state of Oregon to provide environmental modification consultations for Department of Human Services clients.

Smith has also worked as an occupational therapist for Kaiser Permanente Home Care Services, and in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and skilled nursing facilities. In addition to degrees in occupational therapy and psychology, she has an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, is a Certified Home Assessment and Modification Professional, and holds Certified Aging in Place Certificates I and II.

In an April 12 news announcement, Erin Zablocki, CDME, Master CEAC, ECHM, ATF Medical’s Executive Director of Rehab Technology, said, “Melissa has dedicated her OT practice to adapting home environments to meet the accessibility and mobility needs of injured people.”

ATF Medical provides fully integrated mobility and accessibility solutions for workers’ compensation payers and injured workers. ATF (After the Fall) describes itself as specializing in complex cases and coordinates all rehabilitation and accessibility needs, including home modifications and vehicle modifications. ATF Medical is based in Newnan, Ga.

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