Karissa Watson has been promoted.

Karissa Watson has been promoted to Director, Adaptive Housing Solutions

Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Join us in congratulating Karissa Watson on her promotion to Director of Adaptive Housing Solutions for ATF Medical.  In this role, Karissa and her sharp team of adaptive housing coordinators work closely with occupational therapists and Assistive Technology Professionals to design and implement home modifications.

“We collaborate to create a comprehensive solution that integrates the complex rehab technology and mobility equipment with any construction or other adaptive housing changes,” Karissa said.  Changes can involve reinforcing structures so that the home can handle the size and weight of the recommended equipment.

“We turn to our OT Melissa Smith to make sure the project is clinically appropriate for the injured worker’s condition and lifestyle,” Karissa added.

Collaborating with all the specialists involved enables ATF Medical to determine the best combination of adaptive housing and complex rehab technology to foster an injured person’s independence and mobility.

Karissa and our adaptive housing coordinators also identify contractors for projects, manage the projects, and oversee work to ensure adaptive housing solutions come in on time and within budget.

Home mods are challenging.  There are numerous elements to manage and deadlines to meet. Plus, there’s a need for frequent communication with many different stakeholders. Karissa appreciates ATF Medical’s technology that enables adaptive housing specialists to include injured workers and their caretakers in the process and keep them informed every step of the way.

“We’re also able to send case managers and claims reps regular updates.  No one has to wonder about the status of the project,” she said.

Since joining ATF Medical in 2019, she has earned the Certified Environmental Access Consultant (C.E.A.C.) and Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) certifications.  She is committed to growing in her profession!