Meet the Team

Rachel Wiley, MS, OTR/L, CDP is an occupational therapist and the founder and owner of Day By Day Home Therapy. 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. 

Janice Wiley is our office manager and Rachel's mom! She has many years of administrative experience, having been employed by the City of Philadelphia as a Housing Financial Specialist. Janice has also worked for several years in physician’s offices. She is very empathetic and familiar with the challenges of  caregivers, as she has prior experience caring for an aunt and then her mother who both had dementia. Janice enjoys any time that she and her husband get to spend with their three daughters. She loves cooking, traveling, yoga, and walking the Perkiomen Trail with friends.

Dr. Pari Kumar, OTD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist who is certified in Skills2Care®. Pari grew up in Clarksville, MD then moved to Richmond, VA where she received her B.S. in Psychology and minor in Dance & Choreography from Virginia Commonwealth University. Pari then moved to Philadelphia, PA where she attended Thomas Jefferson University, receiving her Doctorate in occupational therapy. Pari’s doctoral work focused on integrating occupational therapy services into a primary care clinic in conjunction with fellow Day By Day employee, Dr. Hannah Sclarsky. In addition to Day By Day Home Therapy, Pari works at Mercy LIFE West Philadelphia, a community-based solution to support safe aging in place. Pari has presented at numerous conferences including Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, and American Geriatric Society. Pari enjoys working with older adults, sharing the evidence-based Skills2Care® program with caregivers and their loved ones. Pari is passionate about traveling, trying new recipes, and volunteering at her local animal shelter. 

Dr. Hannah Sclarsky, OTD, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with her certification in Skills2Care®. Hannah attended the University of Pittsburgh where she graduated with her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. She went on to graduate from Thomas Jefferson University where she earned her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy. Her doctoral work was conducted at Jefferson Geriatrics, where she worked closely with a geriatrician to integrate Skills2Care® into the primary care practice. It was during this time she developed her passion for working with the geriatric population and assisting caregivers of those living with dementia. Hannah has been fortunate enough to present her doctoral work, alongside Dr. Pari Kumar, at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Portland, Oregon as well as at the Pennsylvania Occupational Therapy Association and American Occupational Therapy Association conferences. Hannah currently resides in Center City, Philadelphia with her dog who is in training to become a registered therapy dog.

Day By Day Home Therapy

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 has fueled my passion for ensuring individuals with dementia are treated with the best possible care. My grandmother's maiden name was "Day", so the name "Day By Day" was created in her honor. Also, as many family caregivers know, living with dementia requires living "day by day". 
My grandmother's sisters, 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 care, training, and education to my clients, their families, and the community. 

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Rachel Wiley Therapy LLC

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