About

The Dementia Collaborative offers education and training to formal and informal care partners of individuals with dementia in addition to professional trainings. Here you will find information about the Skills2Care® certification course for occupational therapists, agency trainings, community presentations, and continuing education events.

Mission

To increase care partners’ and healthcare professionals’ knowledge and understanding of dementia care through the delivery of high quality evidence-informed dementia education and training

Meet the Instructor

Rachel Wiley

Rachel Wiley, MS, OTR/L, CDP is an occupational therapist and the founder and owner of Day By Day Home Therapy and the Dementia Collaborative. Rachel is certified in Skills2Care® for caregivers of individuals with dementia, LSVT BIG for Parkinson's Disease, and she is a Certified Dementia Practitioner. Rachel is also a certified master trainer of Skills2Care® through Jefferson Elder Care and trains occupational therapists from around the country in the Skills2Care® program. She is also currently an advisory council member for Dementia Society of America. Previously, Rachel was an adjunct faculty member in the occupational therapy departments at Thomas Jefferson University and Temple University. She also worked as the occupational therapist and Dementia Service Coordinator for the Pew Charitable Trust Grant with Jefferson Elder Care. Rachel attended Penn State University for her Bachelor's in Rehabilitation and Human Services and minor in Psychology and attended Thomas Jefferson University for her Master's in Occupational Therapy. She previously served as the Gerontology Chair for the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association's (POTA) District V Board and was the recipient of the "OT Award of Recognition" for "Innovator in Specialized Dementia Care" from POTA in 2019 . Rachel has been working with individuals with dementia for over 10 years. Rachel enjoys her mom's home-cooked meals, hanging out with her dog, Abbi, and rock-climbing.

In the event that you are experiencing significant financial hardship and you feel you would benefit from accessing one of our courses for care partners, please contact us at info@dementiacollaborative.com with your name, relationship to the person for whom you are caring, and the topic of interest. 

The Dementia Collaborative LLC provides education, training, and consultation. Accessing these services does not create a patient/provider relationship and does not take the place of occupational therapy treatment. 

Skills2Care® is a trademark of Thomas Jefferson University.  All rights reserved.