Home for Life Leadership
Founder and Chief Health Officer
Carolyn Sithong, MS, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS: Carolyn has seventeen years of experience as a clinical, educational and community-based occupational therapist with award winning practices. She is specially certified in the area of environmental modifications (SCEM) by the American Occupational Therapy Association and is nationally certified as an Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) by the National Association of Homebuilders. Carolyn was awarded 2010’s “CAPS Designee of the Year” for her role in advocacy and leadership. She is a 2001graduate of St. Francis University’s Occupational Therapy Program, where she was recently awarded the “Outstanding Young Alumna” award for 2013. She has spear headed Florida aging in place initiatives and home modification programming for local, state and national organizations that support healthy and appropriate environments for the aging community. She has served the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, the Orlando Senior Resource Alliance, AARP, Home Depot, National Rebuilding Together and the American Occupational Therapy Association, with her expertise in the home modification area. Carolyn organizes local and state educational summits, emphasizing the importance of designing healthy environments and communities for long term living. She advocates for and teaches evidence-based practices related to home modifications to professionals inside and outside of the healthcare field and trains and oversees occupational therapists in the delivery of community programming.