Someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease every nine minutes
November 09, 2020 – MorseLife Health System has promoted Carolyn Carter, OTR/L, to the newly created position of chair of its Parkinson’s disease therapy program.
“Every nine minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease,” said MorseLife Health System President and CEO Keith Myers. “We are grateful to Marlene and Marty Silver for their generous gift to establish the Chair of Parkinson’s Therapy at MorseLife. The Martin and Marlene G. Silver gift supports this important new program that will improve the lives of many people in our community, who suffer from Parkinson’s and related movement disorders.”
In her new role, Carter will direct and organize the program providing innovative therapy treatments and creating individual plans for patients who have Parkinson’s and related movement disorders.
“We made this gift because we saw an urgent need and a gap for specialized Parkinson’s care and therapy,” said Marlene Silver. “Having a family member on campus with Parkinson’s alerted us to others there who also suffer from this debilitating disease. We are especially pleased and grateful to MorseLife for recognizing the need and facilitating this additional service that reaches not only my brother but all other Parkinson sufferers at MorseLife.”
Carter joined MorseLife in 2005 and most recently served as lead therapist at MorseLife Short-term Rehabilitation. The Royal Palm Beach resident has more than 25 years of occupational therapy experience treating patients in multiple care settings including skilled nursing facilities, outpatient therapy, sub- acute rehab and pediatric school-based therapy. Her clinical experience includes a wide range of practice areas with a specific interest in neurological rehab and she has advanced training in neurodevelopmental treatment (Bobath concept). Immediately prior to joining MorseLife, she served as contract West Area occupational therapist for the School District of Palm Beach County.
Licensed and registered in occupational therapy, Carter received a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Barry University.
About MorseLife Health System
MorseLife serves more than 3,600 seniors every day on its campus in West Palm Beach and through its community outreach programs. Founded in 1983, MorseLife is a provider of health care and residential services for seniors in Palm Beach County. A charitable, not-for-profit organization, its programs also include short term rehabilitation, long term care, independent and assisted living, memory care assisted living, hospice, home health care, care management, meals-on-wheels and PACE. Since its beginnings, MorseLife has built a reputation and tradition of caring for seniors with excellence, dignity and compassion. For more information, visit morselife.org.