+ Lead Mentor
Loy is an occupational therapist working with people living with dementia and their families in several settings. With Positive Approach to Care, Loy consults with families and professionals who are facing challenging care situations, travels the country leading PAC trainings, and mentors learners in PAC certification programs. In her other occupational therapy roles, she makes home visits for Hospice of Alamance-Caswell (Burlington, NC) in their home health and hospice programs, as well as working with patients in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation at Duke Regional Hospital (Durham, NC).
Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, Loy earned a Bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Mary Washington (Virginia). She then spent three years in Northern California working at an assisted living facility; it was there that she found her passion for care partnering with people living with dementia. Her job was focused on facilitating individualized meaningful activities with each resident of the building's dementia care neighborhood. She earned a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. In her free time, Loy enjoys playing tennis, quilting, reading nonfiction, traveling, and weekend trips to her hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia, to visit family and watch Hokie football.