Providing adult disability, aged care and dementia-specific occupational therapy services across the Eyre Peninsula. We support our clients to live well and continue to be able to do the things that are important to them despite the challenges that they face. Whether it be developing and maintaining the skills to continue to live at home, feeling more confident in your caring role or re-engaging in an old but valued hobby, we are here to help!!
Brooke has worked in the aged care/disability sector for over 12 years, initially as a personal care worker before graduating as an occupational therapist in 2013. Her qualifications include Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) and Graduate Diploma of Psychology.
Brooke's experience stems from residential aged care and adult inpatient and community mental health settings where she had a particular interest in older persons mental health.
Brooke's passion lies within the aged and dementia care sector. Brooke is on a mission to help break through the stigma of ageing and dementia and help her clients to feel valued members of society where they can continue to have purpose.
Outside of work, you will see Brooke out running the local trails with her Border Collie Murphy and spending time with her husband and two young daughters Frankie and Eba.
Jess joined our team at the start of 2020 to provide much needed support in the administration department. Jess worked in the health and medical sector for some time prior to joining our team. Jess is passionate about getting to know our clients to help them achieve their goals. The Holistic OT team are very lucky to have Jess onboard and regularly comment on how organised and meticulous she is in everything she does.
Outside of work Jess enjoys spending time with her beautiful daughter and watching her grow. She loves to keep active, spending time at the beach in summer and dominating the netball court throughout the winter.
Emily joined our team as an occupational therapist in 2021. She is a born and bred West Coaster and we are thankful she has returned back to her roots!
Her positive outlook and motivation for lifelong learning has meant that she has flourished since being with us.
Emily worked in the adult community and inpatient mental health field prior to joining us here at Holistic OT.
Emily enjoys visiting and getting to know our clients in their own homes. She’s always up for a friendly chat and learning about the rich life stories our clients so often have to tell.
Emily will be taking some extended leave in June 2023 to officially commence her journey of motherhood and we can't wait to have her back on board when she plans to return.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Cherie joined our team in 2022 and we could not be more thrilled! Cherie works with us part-time from Tuesday - Friday.
Cherie enjoys getting to know our clients and families and providing them with the support they need. Cherie has always found herself landing in positions working with older adults and it is a clear area of passion for her. Cherie's role at Holistic OT is to work closely with and support the occupational therapists and involves a range of tasks including equipment set-up and review, researching suitable assistive technology/equipment, facilitating individual therapy programs and running groups.
Outside of work Cherie is busy spending time with her family, cooking, reading, gardening and staying active!
Sophie started her journey with Holistic OT at the start of 2023 after living, studying and working in Adelaide for nearly 8 years. Sophie was born and bred in the country and calls Port Lincoln home. Sophie worked in Adelaide in community aged care as a support worker and occupational therapist before obtaining a position at Holistic OT. She enjoys getting to know her clients and hearing about their life stories. When not at work, Sophie likes to "fill her cup" by spending time with her partner and family. You will often see her at the beach walking one of her many family members' dogs (she plans to get her own in the near future!)
5 Top Tips to Communication
The top 5 things we want to share that have helped us to feel more confident and less overwhelmed when interacting with people with dementia.