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Diversional Therapist From Victoria, Australia

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Lynette 12th Feb 2016 Diversional Therapist


Our palliative CC also includes a small electric warming pad. And an electric aromatherapy ball and a selection of fragrance oils (orange, lavender and mint). Mouth care products and lip balm. . Hand creams for family to use for family and resident.
Lynette 20th Jan 2016 Diversional Therapist


Our residents prefer not to have music played at meal times. We have a number of DVD's of photos collections or an aquarium that we can play without sound, this gives people something to look at. Sport, cricket, tennis etc. is often a request and we allow this without sound. Conversation in the dining room is encouraged. Management prefer music, but our current residents do not.
Lynette 21st Aug 2015 Diversional Therapist


Hi Mary,
We have a morning exercise program that takes 30 mins. Each resident has a pair of .5 kg weights. We breath in and out moving weights up and down x5 This is then followed by a range of movements with weights. We then do a standing balance set, using the chair in front for balance. Another set of breathing no weights. Then 15 mins of gentle chair exercises to music. The physio helped put this together. Some residents have slight modifications. The program finishes with more breathing. Residents can ask for heavy weights as they feel more confident. We do this 5 days per week and everyone enjoys the program.
Lynette 23rd Mar 2015 Diversional Therapist

A new activity has been posted by a Golden Carers member: Word seach
Lynette 20th Mar 2015 Diversional Therapist

ANZAC Day Service

We recognize ANZAC day on the nearest working day prior. This then allows our residents to take part in the official events in the community on ANZAC Day. We always give our returned service men and women special acknowledgement at this service and involve them in creating our floral tribute which is then taking to the service on the day. Our local RSL is also able to send a guest speaker if it is not conflicting with their events. The local state government member of parliament has a DVD of the National anthem to use as part of the service, words are on screen and there is a variety of style to choose from to personalize your service send an email, or write. They can also help with a new flag.
Lynette 20th Mar 2015 Diversional Therapist

Anzac Day Wreaths made from plastic spoons

Pasta also works well in place of the spoons, for both the ANZAC and Christmas wreaths. We have tried shells and bows. All looked great.