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Robyn

Healthy Ageing Advocate From South Australia, Australia


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Robyn 12th Aug 2020 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Hi Rob, thank you so much. Yes, your reply has definitely helped. All the best, Robyn
Robyn 10th Aug 2020 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Thank you Susan much appreciated!
Robyn 7th Aug 2020 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Hi, apologies if this question has appeared earlier. Can anyone please tell me the difference between a 'Well-Being Assistant' and an "Activity Assistant/Lifestyle Assistant". The impression I have is that 'Well-Being' has more of an Allied health approach (OT, Physio etc) as compared to 'Activity Assistant/Diversional Therapy' ...bit confused...Thank-you!
Robyn 5th Sep 2019 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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We are a predominantly English speaking nursing home and we've just admitted an Italian gentleman. He speaks English well, has significant vision loss, can get a bit touchy feely with the ladies and is declining our invitations to activities. We only have a handful of men on site and they don't mix with each other much at all for a variety of reasons.
Any ideas of activities that we could incorporate into our program for this resident would be most welcome.
Robyn 11th Jul 2019 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Thank you very much Susan! I will begin reading. There is so much to think about!
Cheers Robyn
Robyn 10th Jul 2019 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Hi can anyone help to start getting the ball rolling..please.
I work in a residential home (60 permanent residents) and have been asked to help with a memory support unit - start up. The original intent of the Home was that it was a place for elderly people to lodge and was not set up with any outdoor garden space/lawn etc. The residents are unable to go outdoors for a walk as the building is surrounded by roadways and cars.
I feel overwhelmed with being asked to do this, and additionally it is not really within my power/level of responsibility. The query is vast and multifacited.
I would like to assist the ten or so people with cognitive decline - to live with dignity and still feel valued.
Any starters would be appreciated. Thank you so much - Robyn
Robyn 5th Dec 2018 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Thank you both Kim and Karen.
In answer to Karen's question - duty statements have been created but not JD. Ongoing discussion with management and a frustrating work env. Thank you for reiterating though, its good to read external input and way of putting matters.
Thanks, Cheers
Robyn
Robyn 3rd Dec 2018 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Hi Molly that sounds like a good idea. It might take a working- bee with a volunteer or something but it sounds like a good place to start. Thanks heaps Robyn
Robyn 29th Nov 2018 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Hi Guys, can I please ask for some ideas?
I work in a Nursing Home where a good deal of the clients are unwell elderly who have been discharged from a hospital and are awaiting a placement for permanent care in a residential facility.
They stay with us for a day or two or possibly up to three weeks. ie their stay with us is short and unknown.
We have limited funding so I need to be creative. If I leave resources around it gets dispersed to different ward rooms or gets tucked away in a walking frame (never to be seen again!) eg knitting wool and needles, jigsaw puzzle box, game of scrabble, colouring in pencils...
I can set some activities up (eg a jigsaw) but the clients use the dining tables for meals so these resources get packed up quickly and put aside anywhere. We have single lounge chairs and TV and DVD's for an afternoon movie or concert.
I'm only on duty of a morning, and the expectation is for me to be working across several floors. (I'm the only Lifestyle staff member.)

Any ideas area more than welcome.
Thank you
Robyn
Robyn 9th Nov 2018 Healthy Ageing Advocate

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Thank you once again Solange. Yes you're correct, not being there fulll time poses challenges. No offspring - only one God daughter. I will look further into the Serbian Club.
Thank you Robyn
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