I just transferred from being a CNA to Therapeutic Recreation. I am a Pinterest queen but needed new ideas. Thank you so much, this has helped me plan May's calendar with ease. Well worth the money and I can use the pictures to make new concentration games that my residents enjoy. Again thanks so much and I will be able to add some games myself
It cannot be planned, organised or charged (gold coin type situation). All you can do is to put a disc on for someone, and have other people in the room at the same time, like you would in your own lounge room. But the moment it's organised, advertised etc, it becomes a theatrical showing and must be licensed. The Australian Copyright Council has information about this specifically for residential aged care.
However there are a couple of things that you can do to get around this. If you know the copyright holder, you can ask for permission. Get it in writing if you can, but if you have their permission it overwrites pretty much anything. This maybe someone who filmed everything around them in home movies, or a filmmaker that you know.
Or you can hire your movies from a distributor which includes the licence to show it an audience, and even collect money for it depending of the licence conditions. Some distributors are very reasonable in their pricing and a film can cost as little $30 for a month's hire.
Also burnt discs are illegal and there are only certain circumstances where they are legal, but pretty much never is the answer for them. And working in aged care will not stop you being fined, and in the case of a local worker, her employer refused to pay the fine and she had to pay all of it.