Desiree Melissa Carlton

Certified occupational therapy assistant

I grew up in Green Forest Arkansas and went to Arkansas tech where I earned my bachelors in both Sociology and criminology. I also worked towards my occupational therapy assistant associate degree, finishing with all three in a little over 4 years! I have worked in home health, outpatient, skilled nursing, and inpatient/acute care all at Ozark health in Clinton with an amazing team. I now work in home outpatient part B with the best team at therapists in motion, I also do skilled nursing PRN in facilities all throughout NWA.

My Core Values are Treat everyone with kindness, respect, and bring as much positivity/light into others lives as possible. I get to do this daily with my patients.

“If there is a will, there is a way”

Occupational therapy makes such we help patients adapt to be as independent as possible. I believe everyone deserves a chance and we can always find a way!

I am an occupational therapy assistant. I specialize in working with the geriatric population and really enjoy working with patients with a variety of diagnoses! A lot of patients have to deal with the worry of their hospital bills, and then they are told they need equipment on their own that is not covered by insurance. I have found a great program called the “goodwill loan program” in Arkansas (as well as other states) that allows you to get TTB, bedside commodes, walkers, etc, for FREE. They just ask you to return to any goodwill location if you don’t need it in the future.

I enjoy working with patients with Parkinson’s, CVA, and brain injuries. Honestly, I enjoy working with all conditions!

I love working for this company because of our core values. We help patients who do not have the resources or ability to get to an outpatient clinic but also don’t qualify for home health services due to not needing nursing. We help patients who would have slipped through the cracks!

What is Desiree Reading, Watching, or Listening to?

  • Home Alone (Movie)
  • Gilmore Girls (TV Show)
  • Christmas with the Kranks (Movie)

I enjoy spending time with my husband and my dog Toby and cat Jack who we adopted from the animal society in Bentonville! I also love hiking with friends, running in 5ks, and camping.

See what our patients say!

Erica and Desiree were so wonderful! They kinda made the therapy fun but efficient! I made two new friends. I made good progress with their help.

See what our patients say!

Words cannot express how valuable your therapists are to this community. My wife has gone from not being able to sit up on her own to walking with a Walker. She receives PT,OT and ST and every single one of her therapists have taken a special approach in care with her that has improved her quality of life in so many ways. Not only physically but mentally as well. Eric, Lauren B, Lauren H and Desiree have taken her to a whole new level. Therapists in motion is awesome!!!!!!

See what our patients say!

Kristen & Desiree. Both are very helpful, professional & patient. I don’t know what I would have done without them