Shelly Falbo is a #HomeCareHero. Read her story.
Speech Therapist Shelly Falbo has been an incredibly resourceful and knowledgably advocate for her patients at Rochester Regional Lifetime Care.
Working with a patient who has ALS and relies on a ventilator, Shelly researched novel tools like a tobii dynavox communication platform that allows her patient to communicate, text, operate a TV, and more using eye gaze.
Backup generators are a vital emergency planning resource for people who need ventilators. But this patient did not have the means to purchase one, requiring a trip to the emergency department every time there was a power outage.
Shelly explored some options. She reached out to Shades of Greatness Inc., a philanthropic organization founded by former Buffalo Bills Running Back LeSean McCoy (whose grandmother had ALS), to procure a generator for this patient’s home.
Shelly consistently demonstrates a very high level of care to her patients and their families. She is a #HomeCareHero.