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Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia

About Lisa : My name is Lisa I work as a Diversional Therapist on the Gold Coast in QLD. I care for 27 residents living with Dementia. I am passionate about improving the quality of life of my residents holistically and making there lives richer by ensuring they are happy and safe. I encourage smiling everyday as well as encouraging family and friends to join in activities to maintain connection to their loved ones.

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Lisa 22nd May 2018 Diversional Therapist

6 Whiteboard Games for the Elderly

will have to try that Donna sounds fun.
Lisa 9th Oct 2014 Diversional Therapist

November – The Gratitude Month

My residents love to talk, we often have discussion groups where I ask a simple question and a very long discussion ensues with so many different subjects it goes for ages. I can see these activities being very rewarding in my facility thanks for the ideas. Lisa
Lisa 3rd Oct 2014 Diversional Therapist


Filidea what a fabulous idea Thankyou Lisa
Lisa 9th Sep 2014 Diversional Therapist


Hi violet welcome to the ride of your life. There is a great resource on this site that tells you where to start but the main thing I can say is get to know your residents read about them, ask family and other staff find out what they enjoy and just go with it and remember the main thing SMILE and have fun. One last thing we are all here to help so just ask. Good luck. Lisa
Lisa 11th Aug 2014 Diversional Therapist

Colouring-in for September

fantastic idea Julie thank you
Lisa 4th Aug 2014 Diversional Therapist

10 Spiritual Activities for people with Alzheimer's Disease

Fantastic Christiane team work and harmony are the best practice for our clients well done as a leader your team and clients are lucky to have you God Bless. Lisa
Lisa 22nd Jul 2014 Diversional Therapist

10 Spiritual Activities for people with Alzheimer's Disease

What a wonderful article thank you for the fantastic ideas
Lisa 17th Dec 2013 Diversional Therapist

End of Year Message 2023

Hi Solange, To you and all the people at Golden Carers I would like to thank you for your wonderful website and wish you a happy and safe Christmas and new year. God bless you all Lisa :)
Lisa 12th Oct 2012 Diversional Therapist

Balloon Games

Hey Judy what a fantastic idea I am going to add this to my program, I have invested in a couple of balloon covers so that we can use the balloons without fear they will pop and cause a problem. Lisa
Lisa 2nd Oct 2012 Diversional Therapist


Hi everyone
Thank you Lauretta your suggestions give me hope that there is something we can do. To the others struggling with a name, on my office door are the words Diversional Therapist, on my badge are the words Activities officer but I am known as the Recreational Activity Officer or RAO talk about an identity crisis LOL. I have the diploma and am studying the bachelor I dont really think it matters what they call us as long as they respect us, and dont think we just "Play games" all day. Lisa