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Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Awards to The Boston Home Staff

Clarissa Luzuriaga-Perez and Nellie Thomas, staff from Rehabilitation Department of The Boston Home have received fellowships from Multiple Sclerosis organizations.  Both will be attending a week-long program at the Cleveland Clinic which will allow them to both learn and share their knowledge based on work at The Boston Home.  Congratulations are in order for both.

The Boston Home
Two Rehabilitation Professionals from The Boston Home Receive MS Rehabilitation Fellowships from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers

Two staff members from the Rehabilitation Department of The Boston Home have been awarded fellowships by
  • the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and
  • the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT).
Clarissa Luzuriaga-Perez, PT, and Nellie Thomas, MS, OTR/L, will be the recipients of the MS Rehabilitation Fellowships, which are training programs for rehabilitation professionals and graduate students in the areas of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech/language pathology.

The Cleveland Clinic Training and Networking

As part of their MS Rehabilitation Fellowships, Ms. Perez and Ms. Thomas will be attending a week-long program at the Cleveland Clinic, at the Mellon Center in Cleveland, OH, this spring. This program will provide opportunities for them
  • to see how care is provided at one of the premier medical institutions in the U.S., and
  • to share their experiences caring for adults with progressive MS in the latter stages of the disease process, through their work at The Boston Home.
Participation in specialized sessions will afford Rehabilitation Fellows exposure to in-depth training in MS care.

Nellie Thomas Clarissa Luzuriaga-Perez

The Foundation of the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers offers funding for a limited number of student annual meeting scholarships to post-graduate-rehabilitation students. These scholarship opportunities have been established to encourage growth and excellence in the comprehensive clinical care of MS. This program has been generously supported by Acorda Therapeutics, Inc.

About The Boston Home
  • The Boston Home is a residence and center for care of adults with advanced progressive neurological diseases.
  • Since its founding in 1881,
  • The Boston Home has maintained a consistent mission of enabling the body, stimulating the mind, and nurturing the spirit of individuals with disabling conditions. In recognition of the comprehensive care it provides,
  • The Boston Home was named a “Center for Excellence in Long Term Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2009.
  • In 2012, magazine publisher McKnight’s honored The Boston Home in recognition of its Wheelchair Enhancement Center with the Gold Award as Technology Innovator of the Year.
  • The Boston Home has also received a 5-star rating in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes rankings for 2013 and 2014.

The only facility of its kind in New England, and one of only a handful nationwide, The Boston Home extends its services to improve quality of life for people with MS and other progressive neurological diseases living at home through B.Fit!, an outpatient day program for wellness, socialization, education, and rehabilitation therapy. The Boston Home also provides industry leadership through The Boston Home Institute.

TBHI is a platform for advocacy for informed public policy; a test bed for technological discovery for improving the quality of life of  adults with disabilities through partnerships with universities and colleges; and a provider of national educational conferences for neurology fellows and other healthcare professionals.

For more information contact

Andrea Kremer
617-825-3905 x471

Posted: April 6, 2014     Nancy J Conrad

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