We provide adult disability, aged care and dementia-specific occupational therapy services across the Eyre Peninsula. Our role is to support our clients to 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 10 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 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 where she provides clinical assessment and support in both community and residential care settings. 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.
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. Her friendly and approachable nature has been welcomed with open arms. Jess is passionate about getting to know our clients to help them achieve their goals and her friendly face is in the office with us from Monday-Wednesday each week.
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.
She has got a gift for developing rapport and getting to know clients on a deeper level so she can provide interventions that are the best match.
Emily works with a range of adult clients both in the NDIS space and through our government-funded Aged Care Home Care Package Program. She is also registered with Medicare and can support clients through Medicare and DVA programs.
Occupational Therapy Assistant
Cherie joined our team in 2022 and we could not be more thrilled! Cherie works with us part-time on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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.
Outside of work Cherie is busy spending time with her family, cooking, reading, gardening and staying active!
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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.