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Karen Carlson

 
Karen Carlson

Position: Occupational Therapist

Organization: UC Irvine Medical Center

 

Why should this person be nominated? (What makes nominee unique; why should they be selected the winner of this category?
Ms. Carlson serves senior in her capacity as an Occupational Therapist in the geriatric assessment clinic (HAPS) at the SeniorHealth Center at UC Irvine. In addition, she works in the Acute Rehabilitation Unit, helping patients to recover from acute injuries and prolonged inpatient stays.


What is this nominee’s involvement in senior care or senior issues
Ms. Carlson is dedicated and passionate about helping seniors remain independent. Both coworkers and patients rely on her insight and competence on a daily basis. In addition, she she is compassionate and has a wonderful sense of humor which places everyone at ease. Our goals are to keep our patients safe, independent and to improve their quality of life and we couldn't do this without Ms. Carlson.