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Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia

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Donna 2nd Jan 2018 Diversional Therapist


Hi Everyone, I work for a society that has two facilities in North QLD, Australia. We are wanting to bring some chickens and birds to be permanent residents here also, but keep hitting road blocks with our need to follow the QLD health guidelines for having pets reside at aged care homes. It seems that every hurdle we try to overcome, creates three more to tackle! I know there are facilities out there that have successfully kept chickens and birds, and must have all the appropriate work instructions and policies and procedures in place, and was hoping to be able to pick someones brain as to where to start! Thanks in advance :)
Amanda 6th Jun 2013 Diversional Therapist

Hi Joanne,
A simple activity is getting a large sized muffin tin and 12 small yellow balls (they are stress balls you get from a cheap shop) and get them to put them into the muffin tin and also take them out. There is a montessori site for dementia that has lots of wonderful ideas.
Good luck
Mandy Oats