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Linda

Recreation Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Linda 3rd Aug 2022 Recreation Therapist

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The game finish the proverbs
I don't use cards as many of the residents no longer have the ability to read
Using the well know proverbs I give the group the first half of the proverb encouraging residents to verbalise the finish end of that proverb this encourages them to verbalise
Linda 1st Aug 2022 Recreation Therapist

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This is a great idea for those residents who are still able to read
I like to encourage - courage in the residents by creating a competitive edge, not stating a answer is incorrect, but acknowledging it was a great answer from that person answering, and not singling out anyone to answer
Everyone sits in a group setting and I take my arm roaming from one side of the group to the other to encourage answers from both sides of the group
Linda 19th Jul 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Diversional therapists and lifestyle qualified workers are not valued for their assessment capability and when engaged with dementia study qualifications the board spectrum our work carries
We offer more than a spoonful of sugar we have not been aligned on the ladder with allied health professionals as we should be


Linda 19th Jul 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Her visa is her responsibility not yours
Regards Linda
Linda 19th Jul 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Hi Lina
I do/find the needs of the resident thru my interactions with them
Games, exercises,you will gain from this the physical cognitive abilities behaviors of the person
Trust this gives you a direction guideline
Regarxs Linda
Linda 19th Jul 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Observing cultural differences
I see this as age defined as well as country of birth of a person
table service
Older persons have a set standard for table presentation for meal times
This is a must within community living
It serves as a bringing together of families and friends to share foods but also to offer friendships between people
And cultural dictates how the table is set/presented for the older person
And this must be taken care of to present the dining tables to observe /honour this standard of our older persons lifestyle practises in care
Bread and butter plate cup and saucer service table napkins
Food is/was important to these people we must support this by supporting thier pride in table setting
Linda 10th May 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Regarding activities for Men
Our men actually join and attend the local Men's Shed
It broadens their outlook, and they are able to have input with their skills at the
Men's Shed group. It gives them something to talk within the Age Care facility, outside community news that they are an active member of
The particular Men's Shed restores old ride on mowers and converts the power from the blades to the engine and they race them at a local race meet, for other Men's Sheds converted mowers
It's wonderful and keeps life skills alive
Linda 30th Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Jean use gentle tactile tools that suit your residents. You know these people better than anyone, so match your tool box comfort items to your owl residents keep it a consistent night event and the benefits will emerge
Great ideas Jean
Linda 18th Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Thanks Jean
If implemented and created to become a habit for the residents would make care staffs shift easier in that they would not be chasing, sensor mats/ bells having owls in one comfortable area
One staff member could host supervise this
Government focus is on dementia affected residents and acfi funding would support this project
Regards Linda
Linda 15th Mar 2022 Recreation Therapist

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Create a Night Owl Lounge
Our Owls sleep of a day and wander wide awake of a night
This concept would allow Owls to come together in a set lounge area
Staff would offer cups of warmed milk drinks ONLY, to entice, encourage relaxation and sleep.
Of a night the facilities are quite, large and lonely places
Board games would be offered, to create socializing between the Owls, board games are wonderful they create, fun and conversations flow during play
I came across this idea from two books I had, am currently reading, a military book and a fiction and how this concept was used for those who struggled to sleep
What do you think?

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