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Sally

Lifestyle Coordinator From New South Wales, Australia


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Sally 13th Nov 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

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Our program similar to this is called a Community circle, it goes from 15-30 minutes depending on the success and size of group, mixed stages of cognitive decline sit together in a circle and they pick a topic from flash cards, before you know it they're communicating and reminiscing, I just sit back in wonder, and smile and listen to their wonderful life stories
Sally 13th Nov 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

Christmas Bingo

I'm off to work to print this off this morning! Brilliantly done, thank you, just in time for Christmas season, my residents would play bingo 5days a week if I let them
Sally 6th Oct 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

Bucket Game

I'm loving this idea, can any one give me an idea how big the bean bag should be for ease of throwing and handling I'm thinking about 6x6 inches filled with rice maybe!
Sally 5th Sep 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

Cue Cards for Dementia Care

Only today my boss asked me to source and make cue cards for a Russian resident who has recently come to the high care facility where I work, she is in advanced stage of dementia and already reverted back to her native language of Russian, within days another resident joins us and she's German! This sight is amazing! Hopefully these residents' lives will be enriched and their ability to communicate to me their needs, easier! Thank you so much
Sally 28th Aug 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

Egg Bingo

Love love love it!
Sally 28th Aug 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

How to Plan a Successful Family Night

Hi everyone, what a brilliant idea Haley, we have had a similar event for an evening with the theme being the annual State of Origin game between NSW and QLD during July, however I've found it a struggle to get afternoon care staff to be enthusiastic about keeping residents up put of bed to come to the lounge area where the TV is located, but I've got around that by asking them to bring them out in their beds! Works well! And the staff become more involved when the food comes out
Sally 21st Aug 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator

I'm very excited to have finally joined this group! I do at times feel like I'm not supported by my colleagues who as you say don't get what we actually do for our residents and the importance of our role in their lives on a day to day basis, I've been a lifestyle coordinator for four years bringing nine years worth of AIN strengths and knowledge to my role. Joining Golden carers is going to be a great asset to me and hopefully enrich my residents lives more.
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