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Narda

Lifestyle Supervisor From Queensland, Australia


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Narda 11th Feb 2020 Lifestyle Supervisor

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the home where i work now does this for every person that comes to live there. Its an A3 sheet. Name in middle of sheet and around are 6 pictures of something that has been or is important in their life. eg chocolate and so a picture of this is on there with a short few words to describe it. Or if they have travelled and what is their favourite country so you would put this on as well. It gives you a glimpse of the person at a glance. It is then laminated and placed on door. Every person too has a place mat with their name and something that is special for them. All the information would have been on their 'Getting to know you ' forms with entry/admission.
Narda 11th Feb 2020 Lifestyle Supervisor

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Hi I am looking for a doll for our dementia unit.. more for one lady in particular. Are you able to send me some information please.
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thank you

Narda
Narda 6th Nov 2019 Lifestyle Supervisor

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Hi
I have written a private email to you . Regards Narda
Narda 10th Oct 2019 Lifestyle Supervisor

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Hi
As the diffuser has only been going for a couple weeks , it is hard to clarify results but I can say that the air smells better. the overall ambiance is different and residents seem just healthier- am not sure if its just oils but other things I have put into place as well but the oils do have impact on our senses. Our manager does not like any foul smells either eg urine when you walk into the home. the orange and lemon are uplifting too.. there is a website that use aromatherapy oils just for aged care and give insights to use etc. Policies and procedures- our manager put up as a new CI . I put instructions on wall in utility room for use of Hot towel procedure, instructions for staff on our intramail system. Our home has an aromatherapy room , which has not started yet to have any customers. I will have to source therapists soon i guess. Trust that helps. Narda
Narda 9th Oct 2019 Lifestyle Supervisor

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hi
At the brand new home that i work in we have a diffuser with peppermint -it will last for 6 hours. Before lunch Lifestyle staff prepare hot face washers with lemon or orange essential oil in them so that resis can use not only to wash hands but to enjoy the aroma. One resident said it smells 'delicious'- these also help with eating and appetite. I bought the brand of diffuser from big W at $59 was on special. Our facility has 5 floors and currently have one floor and the second one starting to fill up now. As dementia is about mostly sensory things then the air they breathe can be enhanced and bring back lots of good memories
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