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.
Two Rehabilitation Professionals from The Boston Home Receive MS
Rehabilitation Fellowships from the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis
Two staff members from the Rehabilitation Department of The Boston Home have been awarded fellowships by
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
- the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and
- the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT).
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
Participation in specialized sessions will afford Rehabilitation Fellows exposure to in-depth training in MS care.
- to see how care is provided at one of the premier medical institutions in the U.S., and
share their experiences caring for adults with progressive MS in the
latter stages of the disease process, through their work at The Boston
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,
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
- The Boston Home was named a “Center for Excellence in Long Term Care” by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 2009.
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.
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.
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
|Posted: April 6, 2014 Nancy J Conrad
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