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Linda

Recreation Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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Linda 29th Oct 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Bryony
For your Xmas themed items
a couple, guess the number of lollies in a huge jar
$1-00 to play a fund raiser at the same time for you

Table xmas chorals everyplace has the words of the songs to be sang everyone loves this
Linda 29th Oct 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Melissa
I create a monthly calendar this is given to the residents at the start of the month
It provides them with the activities of the day, trust this helps
regards
Linda
Linda 7th Oct 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Perhaps the person is fearful pf losing their independence
or

Sounds like it is a learned skill!
Perhaps that was the way family spoke to each other in the home
Linda 4th Oct 2018 Recreation Therapist

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for Rachael Re: resident manner of aggressive language towards staff
What is the residents employment background?
I have a similar situation. The resident was a school teacher in a boys school

Teachers can be hard to house. And when I listen to my resident they are not unkind they are trying to maintain order and an environment where they are in control, and they have experienced before. managers can also be this way
Trust this helps!



Linda 3rd Oct 2018 Recreation Therapist

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for Rachael Re: resident manner of aggressive language towards staff
What is the residents employment background?
I have a similar situation. The resident was a school teacher in a boys school

Teachers can be hard to house. And when I listen to my resident they are not unkind they are trying to maintain order and an environment where they are in control, and they have experienced before. managers can also be this way
Trust this helps!



Linda 28th Sep 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Catalina
Your facility/organisation would have Incident Reports, these need to be competed ASAP after the event and given to your supervisor
Linda 28th Sep 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Rachael,Yes I have a similar situation, the person is more verbally aggressive within a group and it is a group activity that they love. However if I do this group activity 1;1 with this person they are affectionate, kind and their words are positive
Perhaps you will find that they can't handle the stimulation of the crowd and are being over stimulated, bringing on this aggressive behaviour
Try a couple of 1;1 tasks that use hands, the use of the fingers triggers an area of the brain that wards of depression. Linen folding, table napkin folding, setting tables
Have a try, good luck!

Linda 25th Sep 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Activities for children visiting the residents in Aged Care Facilities
The children learn from the residents. They visit the residents in their rooms. They have learnt to knock on the door open the door and greeting the resident with good morning
Boys shake hands with the male residents on greeting them
I had this week the children write the first letter of their name onto a white piece of paper they then asked the residents what the letter was and then for word starting the letter
everyone enjoys the visits, young and old this activity visit is for 30 minutes
the children tire and loose focus
this is for Cynthia good luck!
Linda 25th Sep 2018 Recreation Therapist

20 Ways to Honor Loss in Your Community

In memory of our community loved ones, friends, mates
I have created a remembrance book which when someone passes I place their photo and a short story about them, their life and their personality. It is passed around for those wishing to sign and write a verse and say goodbye. I find this a positive way for the residents to say good-bye and it is a collection of all our friends that have passed our way
Linda 10th Apr 2018 Recreation Therapist

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Hello Ros
Golden Carers have the most wonderful range of cue cards
regards
Linda

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