LiveWell prides ourselves on having an outstanding team of experts and craftsmen and our employee of the month is no exception. This month, our employee spotlight is Barbara Presswood, LiveWell’s Accessibility Consultant.
WHO IS BARBARA PRESSWOOD?
Barbara and her husband have three boys ages 24, 21, and 15. Her oldest son is a law school student at South Texas College of Law. Her middle son is a Junior at Auburn University and her youngest is a freshman in high school. She is very proud of all three of her children and all of their hard work in school.
Barbara and her family love the outdoors and like to spend their free time out of Houston in the New Braunfels/Canyon Lake area. They love to go boating and tubing on the river and lake.
Her family really enjoys cycling as well. Barbara and her youngest son are currently training to participate in the Bike MS 150 Houston to College Station ride. This is a two-day cycling event to raise money for people living with MS. This is Barbara’s 10th ride!
BARBARA’S PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
Barbara is an Occupation Therapist. She completed her master's degree in Occupational Therapy at Texas Women’s University in the Texas Medical Center in 2000. She has worked in direct patient care in hospitals, long-term acute rehab, and skilled nursing before she joined LiveWell’s team. Before joining LiveWell, Barbara’s patients would often ask her if she knew of someone or a company that could help with the home modifications that she was recommending and her best answer was ” Do you have a handyman or handy relative?”.
Barbara feels that working with LiveWell is great because Occupational Therapy and Home Modifications go hand in hand. She just really enjoys helping people and her position at LiveWell gives her that opportunity. Carving out her career in home modifications is very fulfilling with her background as an Occupational Therapist. As an Accessibility Consultant, she has the opportunity to assess a client's needs to make their homes more livable for longer. She implements solutions such as grab bars, raised toilet seats, ramps, improved lighting, stairlifts, bathroom designs for wheelchair accessibility, and training our clients on the safe use of each solution.
Barbara has become an invaluable part of our team and we truly love having her at LiveWell Mobility!
If you’d like to schedule a time to talk with Barbara about your home and accessibility issues that you may be having, please give us a call. We would love to talk with you.
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