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Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia


Helen 16th May 2013 Diversional Therapist


For State of Origin I have used the alphabet templates from this website and printed QLD in Maroon and NSW in blue paper. We have made football shape templates in maroon and blue and written QLD and NSW on them to put up around the unit. I purchased bunting from the newsagent. Planning to have evening snacks while watching the games.
Helen 18th Apr 2013 Diversional Therapist


Hi I have just started at a new facility and they have a full size oven for cooking activities. what are some things or recipes D.T's cook for their residents? I made jam drops and they enjoyed that.
Helen 5th Feb 2013 Diversional Therapist

20 Practical Activities for people living with Alzheimer’s Disease

For Julieanne Here is a link to fiddle aprons, fiddle tablecloths etc. If you can sew you can make these cheaply.
Helen 11th Jan 2012 Diversional Therapist

How to celebrate Australia Day

For our table decorations I use small drink cups filled with plaster and inserted skewers. let set for about 10 minutes or so to make a hole in the plaster. remove skewer leave plaster to dry overnight. cups can be covered in cellophane or tissue paper and skewer and pictures changed for monthly theme events. I used tiny aussie flags for this month.
Helen 31st Oct 2011 Diversional Therapist


over three years ago I worked at a Regis and they spend very little money on residents. They wouldnt even buy a DVD player for them to watch movies.working for the Government is better pay I choose the hours I work to fit in with family and I really love the residents and the staff are extremely helpful with large events.
Hope you are treated better at another facility.
Helen 3rd Jul 2011 Diversional Therapist


Hi Annie I work in high care unit for 40 residents and have cert iv and diploma get paid $26 an hour and work 27 hours a week.I job share. rates vary between public and private facilities.
Helen 14th May 2011 Diversional Therapist


To Debbie. I have to share the computer with our office lady and it is very difficult at times to get time on the computer. I dont have a desk or office. I do my paperwork at the one the tables in our dining room. I do look up ideas on the internet at home and work on my monthly calendar. I enjoy reading the comments on this site.
Helen 12th Mar 2011 Diversional Therapist


Debi we have a Ekka show day in August and have farm animals for 2 hours, a sausage sizzle, strawberries and icecream and an entertainer.
Helen 5th Mar 2011 Diversional Therapist

Operation Recovery

any suggestions for games other than word games on St Pats day? thanks. Have just renewed. Best value resource around.
Helen 31st Dec 2010 Diversional Therapist


Can anyone recommend some entertainers in the Brisbane area for small group entertainment in our lounge or groups to perform in our hall for under $100? We have a 1:1 monthly flute therapy which everyone enjoys! thanks Helen