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Feeling a little.... squished? Find some relief with CareLab! Hosted by two members of the "Sandwich generation" (who also happen to be occupational therapists), CareLab takes a lighthearted look into some of the biggest issues affecting function, safety, (sanity), and quality of life.

Dr. Brandy Archie and Emilia Bourland , Host of the CareLab Podcast!

Meet Dr Brandy Archie, OTD, OTR/L, CLIPP

Dr Brandy received her doctorate in occupational therapy from Creighton University and is a certified Living in Place Professional. Dr. Archie has over 15 years of experience in home health and elder-focused practice settings, which led her to start AskSAMIE, a curated digital marketplace to make aging in place possible for anyone. It puts clinicians, adaptive equipment, senior care services, and education all in one place and uses tech to match clients with the right tools to meet their needs. She's also the founder of AccessAble Living, a service-based business that adapts environments to fit the needs of older adults and serves clients in person in the Kansas City area.

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Meet Emilia Bourland, OTR, ECHM, CFPS

Emilia has been an occupational therapist for 14 years. Her clinical experience ranges from acute care to skilled nursing, outpatient, community-based intervention, rehabilitation, and more. She has also worked academically as adjunct faculty at Texas Woman’s University Master of Occupational Therapy program, where she taught advanced clinical reasoning and hands-on clinical skills. Emilia is the CEO and founder of Higher Standards Caregiver Training, which provides practical care training to family and non-medical caregivers locally, nationally, and internationally. Emilia is the creator of the DEFFT care tool, which was developed specifically for the use of lay-people providing daily care for people with dementia. Emilia has spoken professionally on dementia care, fall prevention, and improving function through environment, is a board member of the Dallas Area Gerontological Society, a clinical board advisor to Rosarium Health, and has been academically published for her post-graduate research.

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