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Kathy

Activities Officer From , Australia


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Kathy 25th Sep 2017 Activities Officer

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Hi Susan,
Thankyou for the reply. It is really helpful. The residents in princess chairs have either had strokes or are not able to use their hands at all. I do feel like I am failing in every sense of the job. there is a lot going on at work and with no help from carers it is becoming harder and harder to stay positive. I have to remember I am there for them to make their days meaningful
Kathy
Kathy 24th Sep 2017 Activities Officer

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Hi there, I am working in a residential facility with residents who 90% of them are in princess chairs, or wheelchairs. They have been use to not doing anything meaningful so have become very institutionalised. I am trying so hard to implement change and fun into the place but having a hard time as they are either not interested or not able to participate. I have come to the conclusion that I need to focus on the senses to try and bring some enjoyment into their days but am at a standstill on what to do. We do cooking and I have tried art but that caters for those who are able to do it but not for the residents who are not able to due to their limitations. They sleep all day. There has to be something I can do to try and make their day better. Any suggestions on games activities etc etc
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