Position title: Occupational Therapist
Office phone: (08) 8331 0566
Geographical areas covered: Metropolitan Adelaide and Adelaide Hills. Other areas by negotiation.
My role involves working closely with Department of Veterans Affairs’ (DVA) clients and their families to provide Occupational Therapy interventions that enhance their quality of life, ensure their safety and maintain their independence.
As a community-based OT, my role involves visiting clients in their own homes and providing recommendations based on their individual needs and goals. This may include things such as home modifications, falls assessments and education, equipment prescription, pain management and onward referrals to other health services or home supports.
The thing that I enjoy most about my role is being able to build and maintain rapport with clients, by working with them to ensure that they are able to maintain and reach their goals whilst living at home independently (and safely). I enjoy seeing the outcomes of OT and the impact it has on someone’s quality of life.
I graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Occupational Therapy in 2020. Following the completion of my degree I spent some time in aged care working predominately in residential aged care. However, what I enjoyed most was working in the community and assisting clients with living independently at home for as long as possible. I therefore commenced with Living to the Max in April 2021.
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:
- Home Safety Assessments
- Falls Risk Assessments and Education
- Prescription of Home Modifications
- Prescriptions of Powered Mobility
- Management of Continence needs
- Management of Pressure Area Care
- Prescription of Assistive Aids / Equipment
- Activities of Daily Living (ADL) Assessments
Personally, I like to spend time with friends and family, either in Adelaide or returning to my “home” town on the Eyre Peninsula. I also enjoy watching and playing sports and cooking.
You choose. In-home, In-clinic or Virtual Appointments Available.
Or call (08) 8331 0566