Providing Inclusive Care
Karin Botti, a COTA from Pennsylvania, established and implemented one of her area’s only home care Lymphedema programs. Many clients cannot visit an outpatient clinic due to the extent of their condition, so Karin’s program brings therapy to them. Clients receive essential lymphedema interventions within their homes, which enhance their quality of life.
Karin and her team of therapists create a comprehensive plan of care for each client. The client is educated on all aspects of the plan, including skin health and hygiene, exercise, healthy eating, compression therapy, and manual lymphatic drainage. Through this approach, Karin’s clients return to a life where they are more independent and less susceptible to long-term lymphedema issues.
Because of Karin’s work, many people have increased their limb health and have reignited previous roles and routines. Karin is credited with being a client advocate and giving her clients hope to “see the light at the end of the tunnel” despite the severity of their condition.