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Diversional Therapist From West Coast, New Zealand


Rosemarie 6th Aug 2019 Diversional Therapist

Attire of the World

Had some fun with this today. the few easy ones kept their interest.
Rosemarie 7th Mar 2018 Diversional Therapist

Two Minute Activities for Dementia Care

hi I'm a DT from across the ditch, South West coast of New Zealand. i have 70 residents to care for with two part time helpers, one DT and the other a DT in training.
i have read through this activity as we do have dementia residents here as well as residents on what i call the periphery of our social structure.
Anyway, reading this has prompted me to start putting together a shoulder bag type or resource containg a sketch pad and pencils, colouring sheets and pencil crayons, a picture book, a talkabout object, socks that need folding ect. it's not up and running yet but i believe it will be a handy resourse as i walk around the facility. any suggestions to enhance this will be welcome.
Rosemarie 29th Apr 2016 Diversional Therapist

Playing Bingo: History, Rules & Bingo Calls

My residents would play every day if they could! I have compromised by having this activity on Monday afternoons and every second Thursday. By far the most popular activity. At present I have a palliative resident who gets wheeled in on his bed to play! We have a small cup which they take pleasure in winning each week and sometimes a group travels to another home to join in with their games.
Rosemarie 17th Jun 2015 Diversional Therapist


we have shopping once a week. mostly able residents but we are getting less of these. every second week we take a wheelchair resident as they take up so much room in the van. I have a wonderful volunteer who mainly takes them on his own. there are generally 5 residents and we take them to the bank if they need to. we shop in the morning and then have a short drive. in the afternoon we take a group for a longer ride which usually involves an ice cream or coffee stop. Current first aid certificates are required and competency with the van hoist. Residents enjoy this as they often see old acquaintances.