I have joined today and am so amazed by the sheer amount of joy it brings me and my residents. The variety of tools Golden Carers has is mind-boggling. It has given me a new lease of confidence. Amazing guys!
Yvonne Langdon Health Care Assistant United Kingdom
I really love your website. I still find it incredulous that this site exists. I know how hard it must be for our Lifestyle teams to keep coming up with ideas and activities and to now have found this site - WOW. I really do think it says a lot about the immense value of community collaboration - because this site is about that! so I am immensely proud that people, especially older people, may be benefitting from this wonderful resource all over the world.
We have a few boxes, one is a sewing box (no needles and scisors) things include elastic, shoulder pads, threads, thimbles, pin cushion etc all kept in an old sewing box.
I also have a handbag that has the contents of a handbag! lipstic, compact mirror, handkerchief, a fan, a purse, note book & pen etc.
We also have set up a jewellery box with lots of different "jewels" in it. These pieces all came from garage sales and op shops and on occasions, a residnet will take a fancy to a piece of jewellery. No big drama, if it ends up in their room so be it. None of it is precious. This box though is highly supervised due to the small bits and pieces that could come off (beads, pearls). This is very successful with the ladies.
For the men, I have a fishing tackle box with bits and pices (no hooks)
A fabric box with all different types of fabric that can be touched, felt, scrunched, flattened, folded etc.
I also have set up a kitchen utensil box with odds and sods found in op shops.
None of these need be expensive, and put a call out to families and staff. Most people are happy to be on the look out for their relatives.