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LLO/Traiiner From Tasmania, Australia

About Sandra: I have worked in Aged Care for 30 years now, both here (Tasmania) and in New Zealand. I love the outdoors,gardening, bushwalking, camping, travelling, scuba diving, fishing and cooking.
My position as a Trainer/Educator for a private RTO takes me to lots of different places in Tasmania. I complete my degree via distance with Charles Sturt in 2002 and have since gone on to complete a Diploma of business Management and the TAE40110.
I am passionate about DT and have been a member since 1991! I am currently a Board member of the DTA.

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Sandra 6th Mar 2014 LLO/Traiiner


thanks Linda!
Sandra 3rd Mar 2014 LLO/Traiiner


How do you welcome residents to your facility?
Sandra 4th Feb 2014 LLO/Traiiner


Hi Tony,
That is a very good question and most organisations will have something in place to assist you when documenting. "Nil changes" is frowned upon and not seen as an evaluation.
If the resident/client has some identified interventions in place then you will need to evaluate if those interventions are currently working, if you have trialed something new or modified the interactions/social enngagement with the person then document that new activity. if the plan or goals of care are to support the person to maintain any type of activity that you have identified then have you listed out the set resources. For example we have a resident that reads his bible 3 x a day. By discussing his plan with him we found it was a particular bible that he must use, and he has a calandar as a book mark with the set readings 3x a day for the whole year! So the evaluation of his assessment in this case, included the update of identified resources that he requires and where they are to be placed in readiness for his access. Also organisations and accreditation teams really like to see that you have spent time 1:1 with the resident/client and their significant other/s in the evaluation process. So you can add that- f"amily/resident/client was involved with this evaluation" and write their comments to your evaluation. Most goals of care and interventions don't detail the idiosyncracies that are unique to that resident/client, often your volunteers will be able to value add to your interventions and evaluations for you if you make time to illicit the responses from them! Good luck it is never easy evaluating and documenting your evaluations!
Sandra 4th Feb 2014 LLO/Traiiner


Hi Lance,

So good to read that it is a man running a man's group! Here are some activities that our Men enjoy;

- Brewing Beer
- reminiscing about the local Pubs and Dances they went to
- Tram shed/car shows/ fishing outings
- Male orientated quiz
- guest speakers from Mens Health groups
- Model building- can use larger pieces of wood for him to work with
- outings to hardware shops
- current affairs- Mens only
- jokes
- Reading Westerns
- Tip shop visits
- Mens Barber
- Betting

the above are just a few ideas. Hope they help