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karen

Diversional Therapist From Queensland, Australia


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karen 16th Feb 2016 Diversional Therapist

The Benefits of Coloring-in for the Elderly

we have created a creative coloring activity, we have so many residents who now use those adult coloring books that we decided to get them together as a group.
we will be having theme days such blue day or red and orange day, animal day etc.
we cannot Wait to get started our residents have really shown an interest in this.
karen 13th Jan 2015 Diversional Therapist

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All the card games, eg solitaire this is like patience, poker, Have you looked at mahjong this is a good games as well, lots of thinking involved. Painting and coloring apps. You can also get apps that can help with his speech he types a word and the computer speaks the word. Books, he may like to read or even a journal for his thoughts. All free. a tablet or iPad would be ideal as well Good luck.
Karen
karen 15th Apr 2013 Diversional Therapist

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where can I find a copy of the last post and rouse, have just started here and can find no copy.......please help
karen 4th Mar 2013 Diversional Therapist

Treat Trolley

we do the same, we also try to cater for our diabetics amd glutin free residents. you have also given me further idears to put on trolly thanks
karen 1st Feb 2013 Diversional Therapist

2013 Recreation Therapy Calendar

thank-you just what i was after
karen 11th Dec 2012 Diversional Therapist

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Hi, i have worked in an aged care facility for 6 yrs as a pcw, 3 yrs ago i decided to change my profession it had taken this long for my place of employment to reconise my skills and employ me as a DT.

The problem is i still have people at work who still treat me as a pcw. Is it a normal occurance for DT's to have to stop an activity to take a resident to the toilet, most of residence in HC are 2 assist with a pixal, so by the time you find an avaiable staff member, assist resident and get back 30 mins of my time has been used.

What i am currently doing is letting staff know so that they can assist residents. I just need professional advice as to what is the norm for most DT working in Australia.

Thanks for listening
Karen
karen 1st Nov 2012 Diversional Therapist

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i joined today, and i was a bit hesitand at first. ...love it! love it! love it... i am a member of an american recretional site while good a lot of their talk is about america, so this is great, looking forward to using the many great idears i have seen this morning
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