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Sarah

Diversional Therapist From Western Australia, Australia


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Sarah 11th Feb 2020 Diversional Therapist

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Pen Pals
Hello fellow members. I have a resident who loves to write letters looking for someone to write to and who can reply to his letters. He written letters to all the staff and has exhausted his avenues. He has early some cognitive decline and is living here with his wife who has a Diagnosis of Dementia. I hoping other members may have someone similar who would like to correspond with my client. If you have anyone of interest, can you please contact me via email at: [email protected]
look forward to your replies
regards
Sarah
Sarah 22nd Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Thank you Leanne, I have emailed you :0)
Sarah 15th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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we have a group come to us twice a month. During special occasions, like Easter, we do biscuit decorating. We use milk arrowroot biscuits as they are shaped like an Easter egg and involve both groups in making the icing and decorating the biscuits. I have an array of different coloured sprinkles and other toppings to use e.g. mini m&ms etc. The best part is they get to eat their creations which is always a popular treat! Other thinks I have done making book marks which involves colouring and laminating. i always find having something the children can take away with them is always a success and great talking point.
Sarah 15th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Entertainers!
Hello fellow members from Perth Metro area. I am in the process of booking entertainment for next year and was hoping that someone may be able to recommend some tried entertainers that would be great for a dementia specific high care facility. A few of my trusted entertainers are retiring and I will need some new contacts to fill my schedule. Look forward to your suggestions. Thanks everyone
Sarah
Sarah 15th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Thank you Narda! most grateful for your suggestions and assistance. Looks like we are going to go ahead and trial the diffuser in the wellness centre area
Sarah 10th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Thanks Nards,
that's great thank you! Its a great starting point and I will definitely get on line to have a look at the oils website
Sarah 9th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Hi Narda
Thanks for the feedback. I have a couple of other questions for you if you don't mind answering them... what type of benefits have you seen with using the Diffuser? Have you noted any improvements within the residents whilst it has been operational? What other oils do you use with it if any and what policies and procedures have you got set around the use of the Diffuser?
Look forward to your reply
Sarah
Sarah 8th Oct 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Diffusers....
Hello fellow members, our facility has recently started a wellness clinic and we are searching for new ideas to run on a weekly basis. Any ideas of what works for you would be greatly received! We are high care dementia specific which makes the task a little more challenging.

I would also like to hear of any feedback you may have on the use of diffusers within your facility. What processes do you have in place, is there a certain brand you recommend and do you have issues with smoke alarms at all?
Look forward to your replies many thanks
Sarah
Sarah 6th May 2019 Diversional Therapist

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Our CEO is interested in setting up a Facebook and Instagram page relating to our facility.
I was wondering who has ventured down this path and what guidelines you have in place relating to legalities etc.

I would like to go in with knowledge about pro's and cons please.

Look forward to your replies
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