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Verna 31st Dec 2014 Lifestyle Coordinator
Good morning, would anyone have the dimensions for fiddle mats. We would like to make some here for our residents.

Cheers and thanks Verna
Donna 5th Jan 2015 HACC Co-ordinator
Hi Verna. the fiddle mats I have seen and used are lap blanket size or smaller. The best ones I found were those that draped over the arms of a chair, it kept the mat basically infront of the person. Those that can sit without a wheel chair, I put the mat onto a table and sat them there. Some of the nurses made ours, the possibilities are endless, especially if you have a quilter or crafty person in your midst who has a good imagination. Good luck.
Verna 5th Jan 2015 Lifestyle Coordinator
Thanks Donna much appreciated.

Cheers and thanks Verna
Cathy 27th Jan 2015 Lifestyle Coordinator/ DT
I used old pillowcases. They can be pulled onto the basic overway table or just on a lap.
Jackie 1st Feb 2015 Lifestyle Coordinator
Ah that is a great idea Cathy to use a pillow slip or similar to fit over a tray table for residents who are in gel chairs. I am going to look into that.
Rosina 6th Feb 2015 Client Liaison Manager
what are the best things to put on a fiddle mat or blanket I have seen many but not actually sat and watched the residents for any length of time to see what is the best design for them

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