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Elaine Cook - Dip OT

Elaine qualified as an Occupational Therapist in 1991.

Elaine has worked as a Case Manager for Independent Living Solutions since 2013.

Experience

  • Case management of adults with acquired brain injury and complex mental health needs
  • Writing clear concise comprehensive needs assessments using functional and cognitive assessment skills
  • Liaising with multi-disciplinary team members coordinating the rehabilitation pathway
  • Provision of client centered care
  • A broad range of experience and clinical skills and is confident managing individuals with multiple pathologies
  • Providing specialist assessment, intervention and discharge planning for individuals who have a neurological diagnosis

Key Skills

Elaine is skilled in offering education and training to professional staff, relatives and support workers. She is confident working independently and within a team, and has excellent communication skills. Alongside her role in private practice Elaine is the lead Occupational Therapist in a 20 bed Stroke Unit. Elaine is a highly motivated individual who is passionate and committed to providing high quality care.

Professional

  • 1992 Diploma in Occupational Therapy.
  • Member of COT
  • HPC registered
  • Member of BABICM
  • Member of CMSUK

Areas of Work

Case Management and Occupational Therapy for all adult clients with complex needs.

Geographical Areas Covered

South West England, within 2 hours of base.

Employment

2013 – Present Case Manager/Occupational Therapist with Independent Living Solutions.

2012 – Present Krysalis Consultancy - Consultant Neurological Occupational Therapist.

1996 – Present Chippenham Community Hospital - Team Lead/Specialist Occupational Therapist Stroke & Neuro Unit.

1994 -1996 Berkshire Community Learning Disability Team - Senior I Occupational Therapist.

1992 – 1994 Radcliffe Infirmary Oxford - Senior II Occupational Therapist Stroke Unit.

1991 – 1992 Leeds General Infirmary - Head Injury Neuro Unit Junior Occupational Therapist.

Maintaining Excellence

Elaine is committed to maintaining her skills and abilities and engages readily in a varied training supported by Independent Living Solutions covering the following areas:

  • Recruitment and Employment
  • Moving and Handling
  • Litigation Training
  • Managing the complexities of running a care team
  • Safeguarding
  • Management of Risk

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