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Solange

Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Solange 18th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Elisa, you are absolutely right. Sometimes all you have to do is to facilitate several activities on a large table and let clients explore. With soft music on the background and supervision, clients can be easily satisfied for an hour or two.

Although it doesn’t work every time it is certainly worth trying.
Solange 18th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

How to make Twiddlemuffs

Hi Simonne, regarding making tweedle muffs for men. Make them in plain colours and skip the decorations and accessories.
Solange 18th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Kelly, thank you for your excellent ideas! That's what we all need, innovative ideas to make our jobs even more satisfying.
Solange 16th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

5 Ways to Honor Residents by Validating Their Past

Hi Owen, I hope you know you are an asset to your facility. You remind me of a quote: "There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." Bless you!
Solange 15th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Hi, Jessica, I am sorry you were put on duty without training. But don't panic; be kind, compassionate and patient to your clients while finding your way. Gather a group of clients each morning and use activities involving music, sing-along, ball games, quizzes. Soon enough you will get to know them well to make assessments of their social, cognitive, spiritual and cultural needs. If you have the opportunity to talk to other activity staff it would be very beneficial to you. It is really amazing the management of your facility didn't provide some training for you, I thought these days were gone. All the best of luck.
Solange 15th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

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HI, thank you for your kind words Action Margarite.
Solange 13th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

Sensory Pouches for Dementia Care

Hi Jenny, the tighter you make it the longer it lasts. Also, buy good quality plastic pouches. Ours lasted for about 7 months. Eventually, they leek through accidents.
Solange 11th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

Family Matters Crossword

Hi Mary, so glad the activity worked for you. Thank you very much for your kind words. All the best.
Solange 11th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

Sing-Along with Picture Cards

Well done girls! Lots of ideas!
Solange 9th Apr 2019 Diversional Therapist

Bird Seed Wreath

Hi Wendy, I am so glad this activity worked for you. Your adaptation was very clever!
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