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Brian

Activities Coordinator From New South Wales, Australia


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Brian 23rd Jan 2019 Activities Coordinator

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Hi Tracie you an get an old lawnmower engine from your local mower service center get them to clean it up can then put on table and spanners and sockets fun for hours.
Brian 1st Dec 2017 Activities Coordinator

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Hi everyone I'm the lifestyle officer at a privately owned aged care facility in northern NSW. Recently had a visit from the agency, were with us for a week went though every thing with a fine tooth comb as a consequence every section did not meet the expected out comes, lot of work to do! In my 12 years at this facility I have never known then to be this ruthless, 8 months ago on their previous visit we passed all 44 standards. has anyone experienced the same scrutiny. I get the feeling that the department has an agender.
Thanks Brian
Brian 9th May 2017 Activities Coordinator

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Hi everyone a while ago I saw a post from someone who mentioned a hospital art program that was run out of Urunga nsw Australia, It mentioned free printed canvases and supplies can anynoe help .
Thanks Brian
Brian 29th Mar 2017 Activities Coordinator

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Hi Karin would also be interested sound like a great idea both email and snail mail, we are a small facility in country New South Wales Australia.
My contact is [email protected]
Hope to hear soon.
Regards Brian.
Brian 29th Mar 2017 Activities Coordinator

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Hi Trish
I work in a facility in country NSW most of my entertainment I source from local church groups and schools usually free or minimal cost .
Brian 29th Mar 2017 Activities Coordinator

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Hi Mel I'm doing the same at the moment from scratch , big job! the form I'm using is our own don't know if its the same everywhere but here is the breakdown.
activity.
date
was the venue suitable
were there adequate resourses people and equipment
was the length of activity suitable to the residents abilities & needs
did the the residents enjoy the activity(rated 1-5 1 being most enjoyable)
could the activity be improved if so how
all yes or no with comments.
Is reviewed every 6 months but I think as with my care plan reviews just document they have been reviewed and no changes needed or record any changes.
hope this helps.
Brian 31st Jan 2017 Activities Coordinator

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Hi Bronwyn'
have you thought of doing your own, We had a similar problem here with our residents tired of same old sing alongs so we got together and as a group made up new sing-a long books that process in its self was a great activity , when Christmas came around it was suggested that we write our own play rather than the same old nativity play so again we got together and made up our own. being in Australia and all so in a small community we had a great time reminiscing about Christmas as kids, family arguments, and lots of funny instant sis people had experienced and put a few together as an aussie Christmas lunch, it was alot of fun not only for the residents also the family's got a good laugh as well.
Good luck
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