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Meet the Team

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our committed team of Skills2Care® certified occupational therapy consultants is here to support you in your journey as a care partner. We all know firsthand how challenging it can be to provide care to a family member, and we are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.

Thank you for choosing us.

Rachel Wiley sitting at a table wearing a green blazer and white shirt smiling

Rachel Wiley,
MS, OTR/L, CDP
(she/her)

Rachel Wiley, MS, OTR/L, CDP is an occupational therapist and the founder and owner of Dementia Consulting and the Dementia Collaborative LLC. She previously ran a patient care practice, Day By Day Home Therapy for over 6 years. Rachel is certified in Skills2Care® for caregivers of individuals living with dementia, 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 world in the Skills2Care® program. She is also currently a volunteer advisory council member for Dementia Society of America.

Alex Olenik sitting at a table wearing a patterned shirt smiling

Alex Olenik,
MS, OTR/L
(she/her)

Alexandra Olenik MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist who has worked with individuals across the lifespan in maximizing their daily function and achieving their personal goals. She provides individualized, client-centered care for each treatment plan. She emphasizes collaboration with the client and family to optimize successful and desired outcomes. Alex utilizes empathy, compassion, and a sense of humor with her clients.

Hilary Rafferty sitting at a table wearing a dark colored blouse smiling

Hilary Rafferty, MS, OTR/L
(she/her)

Hilary Rafferty MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist with a focus on adults with neurological conditions and a passion for supporting and empowering care partners and their family members.

 

She has experience in a variety of settings including assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient rehabilitation. She has worked with individuals living with dementia throughout her entire career, is Skills2Care® certified, and she has also been a primary care partner for her grandmother with dementia.

My Story 
A Note from Rachel 

My grandmother, Norma Vees, passed away in December 2015 from dementia. She was an incredible person and an important role model in my life. Her experience and our family's experience with dementia have fueled my passion for ensuring individuals living with dementia are treated with the best possible care and that care partners are provided with the resources and support they need to provide this care regularly.

My grandmother's maiden name was "Day", so the name "Day By Day" was created in her honor. Also, as many family care partners know, living with dementia requires living "day by day". While I am unable to use the name "Day By Day" due to trademark concerns, I will continue to provide care and resources in her honor. 


My grandmother's sisters, my Aunt Doris and Aunt Jerry, have also passed away from dementia. Their maiden names were also "Day", and I hope to honor them through my continued commitment to providing support, training, and education to my clients, their families, and the community. 
Rachel's grandmother, Norma Day Vees, sitting at a table smiling doing a jigsaw puzzle.
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