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Nucharee 9th Nov 2019 Home Care Worker
Hi currently doing placement as part of my Certificate 3 leisure and Health at Aged Care facility any suggestion for outing outdoors for my lovely residents. Thanks any help would be greatly appreciated. Nucharee
Talita 20th Nov 2019
Hi Nucharee,

There are so many lovely outdoor activities you could try like bird watching or planting and tending to puts of herb and flowers. We have an outdoor category with ideas that may be helpful here:
Sharon 20th Nov 2019 Activities Director
I plan lunch out at a local restaurant with our assisted living residents usually once a month. I call the restaurant to let them know we are coming beforehand. We also go shopping to the drug store and the supermarket once a week. I usually take 3-4 residents , depending on their ability to get around, and how well they are able to remember where the car is etc. If someone has memory issues or needSc a wheelchair or walker I make sure to stay with that person. The other residents will need to be able to shop by themselves. Start with just 1 or 2 people and see how that goes before you take a group.
My memory care residents stay on our property, and we are very careful that they will be able to walk to the destination. It helps to have a second activities person or an aid if you take more than one person at a time.

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