In celebration of Occupational Therapy Month in April, we are highlighting some of our longest tenured therapists…
Sherie Soileau is originally from Marksville, Louisiana and is a graduate of ULM -University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has worked as an occupational therapist for the Therapy Center since 2006.
Currently, Sherie is the supervising therapist at Valley View and Colonial nursing home and is responsible for COTA supervision/documentation , evaluations and assisting with patient treatment.
Why did you choose the field of occupational therapy? I always knew I wanted a profession in the medical field and a profession that was friendly for a woman especially one who wanted to raise a family. I was introduced to the field of OT by my cousin and observed several treatments in the out-patient field an immediately draw to idea of being able to help rehabilitate people with injury/disabilities. It seemed fun, interesting and rewarding.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? The most rewarding part of my job is initially evaluating a resident with a disability and having the chance to work with them until discharge and being a witness to their progress to PLOF or return to their homes. Also just doing simple little tasks such as applying makeup to painting their fingernails to help put a smile on their face!
Favorite part of working at Therapy Center? My favorite part of working at the Therapy Center is getting to work with awesome co-workers every day. Having great team work and collaboration together with treatment of patients helps make it rewarding to come to work. Also the trust, flexibility and understanding of management towards employees when it comes to completing their jobs.
Hobbies/other areas of interest: Enjoy gardening, scrap booking, camping/boating/skiing, enjoy being outdoors spending time with family and friends.
We want to thank Sherie for her team work and dedication to the Therapy Center!! We are lucky to have her as part of our team…