Melissa Swiontek

OTL, ALCM, CDP
Passionate Healthcare Advocacy & Wellness, LLC
Melissa

Melissa Swiontek

OTL, ALCM, CDP
Passionate Healthcare Advocacy & Wellness, LLC
Advocate Location
Portland , OR 97223
Specialty
Special Care & Aging
Other Services
Medical Guidance
TeleAdvocacy Available
Offers FREE Initial Consultation
(503) 917-3462 Email Advocate
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How I Can Help
I am proud to offer my services as an Aging Life Care Manager®, Certified Dementia Practioner, and Occupational Therapist to the seniors and caregivers of Portland, Oregon and surrounding areas. Helping families proactively age in place or through times of crisis, I offer a unique perspective to care management with a professional healthcare background. Passionate Healthcare Advocacy & Wellness offers: crisis management, home safety assessments with durable medical equipment and present/future modification recommendations, healthcare advocacy consults, caregiver training for professionals and family members new to their role, fall prevention training, medication management assistance, personal emergency response systems, and guidance to seniors/family members regarding crucial decisions and later-life paperwork.
Important Information About Me
  • I offer a FREE Initial Consultation
  • I offer TeleAdvocacy Service
  • I am insured
  • My geographical area of practice is Portland, Or and surrounding areas
Why I Became A Professional Health Care Advocate
As an Occupational Therapist, I enjoy helping clients remain as independent and safe as possible through the aging process. After 20 years in this field, 15 in the Portland, OR market in home health- I chose to focus on helping clients through care management and advocacy using a client centered approach. Removing the boundaries of insurance coverage allows greater focus on the client's specific, holistic needs with involvement in a client's care as long as needed.
Skilled Experience in: Alzheimers, Dementia, Lewy body dementia, Parkinsons, Home Safety- Fall Prevention, Stroke- CVA, Cardiac issues, Failure to Thrive, Crisis Management, Durable Medical Equipment.
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Formal Education
University of Pittsburgh, BS Occupational Therapy, 2001
Additional Skills
Occupational Therapy consultant for senior living communities and caregiver companies offering caregiver training, fall prevention clinics and home safety assessments.
Professional Affiliations
-Aging LIfe Care Manager®- ALCA (Aging Life Care Association), volunteer membership committee
-CDP- Certified Dementia Practitioner
-Senior Home Safety Specialist- through Age Safe America
-Portland Elder Care Council Member
-Alzheimer's Association Volunteer
-Member of HMOTA (Home Modification Occupational Therapy Association)
-Member of APHA (Alliance of Professional Health Advocates)