Maggie joined ACRS as a new graduate after completing her Occupational Therapy degree at Curtin University. Maggie has long enjoyed spending time with the elderly, particularly after growing up in a tightknit farming community East of Esperance where ‘it takes a village to raise a child’.
Student placements have provided Maggie with valuable experience in the aged care sector, including the hospital, community and aged care facility settings. Maggie found it particularly meaningful to learn how therapeutic goals differ in these areas: safe discharge, remaining safe at home, and maintaining physical and mental health. But no matter the setting, Maggie strongly advocates for the quality of life of the elderly community. Maggie endeavours to incorporate a strengths-based approach to her therapy while also providing clients and residents with empathy, dignity and compassion as is their right.
After completing a year of part-time volunteering at a Day Therapy Centre, Maggie also gained great experience and confidence in group therapy for both physical exercise and social activities for elderly clients. Maggie also looks forward to continuing building her knowledge base and professional resources by attending a variety of professional development courses throughout her career.
Outside of work, Maggie enjoys being in nature, getting to know new people and bonding over shared interests such as drinking tea.