2014 – Present
Independent Contractor : •Consulted with 10 skilled nursing homes to date, educating up to 180 staff members at each organization on topics such as Communicating with Individuals with Dementia, Thinking Outside the Box, and Person Centered Fall Prevention.
2012 – Present
Clinical Assistant Professor
2009 – 2011
Adjunct Instructor. 4 semesters, non-consecutive, prior to full time faculty appointment.
2008 – 2012
Director of Community Service
2006 – 2008
Occupational Therapy Clinical Coordinator
2004 – 2006
Occupational Therapist.: Administered functional evaluations and cognitive assessments •Assessed clients’ ambulation and ADL status, prescribing them to assisted ambulation and ADL retraining programs as necessary • Collaborated with nursing homes and assisted living facilities to establish clients’ prior level of functioning and to ensure continuity of care for discharge planning •Supervised Occupational Therapy Fieldwork Interns •Participated in Speakers Bureau
2000 – 2004
DeFrancesco, E., Hayden, T, & Murphy, K., Cultivating Intergenerational Opportunities for Meaningful Engagement, Connecticut Annual Dementia Education Conference, Cromwell, CT (2017, April).
DeFrancesco, E., Huberman, J., Lee, K., & Weissman, S., Life Story Work with Older Adults, ConnOTA Spring Conference 2017, Cromwell, CT (2017, April).
Papa, K., Atwood, P., DeFrancesco, E., Fedus, D., & Giannini, G., ECHO: Building the Capacity of Dementia Care Practitioners, Connecticut Annual Dementia Education Conference, Cromwell, CT (2017, April).
Bonduc, S., DeFrancesco, E., Macaluso, L., Ercolino, M., Cooney, L., Bailey, P., Jorde, A., DeSimone, A., & Shahbazian, E., Centennial Photo Contest Commemorates Essence of Profession's Impact, 22(8) OT Practice 23-25, May 8, 2017 (2017).
DeFrancesco, E., & Papa, K., Intergenerational Friendships Under One Roof, 7(3) Leading Age Magazine Online, May-June (2017).
DeFrancesco, E., Building Intergenerational Communities, ECHO Dementia Care Summit, Wallingford, CT, Fall Regional (2016).
From 2012 to present.
From 1999 to present.
From 1999 to present.
From 1998 to present.