Anisha Icharam

Anisha joined the Highlands House team as the new Occupational Therapist in November 2013. She was born and raised in Cape Town and when she finished her degree at the University of Cape Town she worked in the Government sector for two years, in a general OT capacity. This was followed by three years at a busy private practice, based at Vincent Pallotti Hospital and Constantiaberg Medi Clinic. Here she gained much experience as a physical rehabilitation OT and soon discovered a great love for working with the elderly.

  She had always known about Highlands House but only truly learned about the structured, holistic framework and model ofcare, when she read our website.

  "I was instantly motivated and excited to apply for the OT post and become a part of this supportive, caring home".

  Her role at Highlands House entails addressing the physical and functional limitations experienced by residents, by improving or maintaining their level of function and independence, or find ways to accommodate for lack thereof. She is also involved in "occupational enrichment" which involves assessing residents' emotional and psychosocial needs, and matching these with the various activities available in the home, such as baking sessions, musicals, talk groups, etc. She also works very closely with the Interdisciplinary team to monitor and adapt care plans of the residents.

  When asked how she has found these few months at Highland House she answered emphatically, " I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Highlands House so far and look forward to making a difference to lives of the lovely residents I have been privileged enough to meet. I am fortunate to be a part of an organized and skilled team that work cohesively to meet health and wellbeing needs of the residents, and ultimately improve their quality of life". Welcome Anisha and we look forward to working with you more.



Revamp of our Coffee Shop
R600 000
R50 000

We are entering a new era and its time for our coffee shop to be upgraded. We're making good progress to making funds available but we're not quite there yet. Help us get there!