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Support Worker From Queensland, Australia


Kristy 8th Feb 2020 Support Worker


Hi, I'm looking at offering an in home diversional therapy service. This will be one on one activities. I will need to keep the appropriate records and documentation, but wondering if an activity analysis would need to be done on EVERY single activity? If I have many clients and try different activities with each one each week that would amount to a lot of extra work. Thanks in advance!
Kristy 6th Nov 2019 Support Worker


Hi Susan and thank you for taking the time to reply!

So I currently work as a support worker in community aged care in our regional town. My plan is to register with Mable who are an online platform where people looking for support workers/nurses/allied health can go. Mable organise insurance on our behalf.

Essentially, I suppose I will be a support worker offering activities. Rather than just going and providing say 2 hours respite... which is normally just sitting and chatting. I would bring things such as games, perhaps give a "manicure", make rum balls, do a craft with them etc. Whatever they are interested in. Although people could pay privately, I am probably looking more at those with Aged Care Packages to spend. I would be starting from scratch, but I am working in the industry in a smallish town where I know lots of people. Would love to be able offer something for those who prefer not to join group outings etc.
Kristy 3rd Nov 2019 Support Worker


Hi everyone!
I am brand new to this forum and website...what a fantastic thing it is!!! I am looking at starting my own business in community aged care offering "portable" activities and games to the elderly in the comfort of their own home. I would like to focus particularly on those in the early stages of dementia with cognitive activities. I was wondering if anyone has done this sort of thing at all? Looking for some help with a "personal details" type form to fill out when I first visit to get to know interests/hobbies etc. Any advice as to the type of questions that would be helpful? Any assistance would be appreciated thank you!!