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Rachel

Diversional Therapists From Victoria, Australia


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Rachel 29th Apr 2018 Diversional Therapists

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Diversional Therapists plan, design, coordinate and implement recreation and leisure-based activity programs to support, challenge and enhance the psychological, spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of individual
Rachel 14th Dec 2017 Diversional Therapists

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Doing a Diploma of Leisure and Health lets you work with and provide a higher quality of life to a variety of people from all walks of life.It is way more than just a piece of paper.Imagine if anyone could just give out medication an act like a nurse for a day there would be an unroar.Knowledge is power.
Rachel 28th Nov 2017 Diversional Therapists

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Thanks for all your advice. I would prefer to offer something else but we still have three residents who love to attend.
Thanks Rachel
Rachel Stirling 25th Nov 2017 Diversional Therapists

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Hi all,

On our program we run a cafe an coffee/tea and biscuits activity.Once apone a time it attracted quite a few residents but is now only engaging 3 residents.I need help in how to make this activity more interesting and get better participation. We run trivia an current affairs down there.Any ideas would be great.
Thanks Rachel
Rachel Stirling 11th Nov 2017 Diversional Therapists

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Hi Victoria,
Make some small christmas trees out of party hats.Cover them in tinsel add a star to the top and little mini pon poms to decorate the tree.They can then be worn as christmas hats or kept in residents rooms as there own little tree.Some of our residents added battery lights to there trees.They very simple to make an my residents liked making them.
Kind regards,
Rachel
Rachel Stirling 10th Nov 2017 Diversional Therapists

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Hi all,
As a lifestyle coordinator l am noticing that some carer staff with no background in activities are doing activity shifts. I too once was a p.c.a but l did my diploma in order to do lifestyles. They are seperate roles an should not be mixed in my opinion.If you really want to do lifestyles then take the next step an do the certificate or diploma for it.I have found most carers are not interested in lifestyle at all an just do it because they are told too. Trying to train them an explain why we do the things we do is very time consuming.As we all know if you give the wrong activity to someone an set them up for failure they wont come back for more.It does not work at accredition time as most dont understand the paper work or documentation.Some companies seem to be all about there profits an not so into the well-being of our residents.What do others here think??
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