An overview of our team and their roles
My name is Louie Wilson, and I am an Occupational Therapist at Bridge, Burton and Trent Court Care Homes. I am passionate about people, helping them to maximise their true potential in all aspects of day to day life.
This might include supporting someone with their self-care, the goal is for them to be as independent as possible. We could also be working on functional tasks or working together to maintain or restore meaningful activity and roles.
Some of the therapeutic work delivered here reflects my own interests and hobbies. I enjoy all things related to the ‘kitchen garden’, such as growing vegetables, making jams and preserving wildlife. Also, I have a real affection for the past, so I delight in reminiscence work. Learning about the lives and experiences of the ladies and gentlemen we care for is a great privilege.
What is Occupational therapy
Louie Wilson is an Occupational therapist and provides support to people whose health prevents them from doing certain activities. Therefore, she works to support them to regain or maintain their independence. For instance, by using different techniques, changing the environment, or using new equipment you can achieve your goals.
Louie can identify strengths and difficulties you or your loved one may have in everyday life. As a result of this she will work with you or your loved one to find practical solutions to problems.
Who can benefit from occupational therapy?
Occupational therapy is used when someone is having difficulty with everyday tasks. This could be because they have a:
Physical health issues
Louie Wilson is responsible for:
- Ensure everyone is being encouraged to engage in activities individually and communally.
- Look at the best ways to support people with their mobility and maintenance of their daily living skills.
- Provide specialist advice for seating and equipment.