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Ruth

Therapy Assistant From Western Australia, Australia


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Ruth 10th Apr 2020 Therapy Assistant

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Hi Everyone, Last time I chatted was late December 2019, regarding my poetry sessions and asking for ideas on how to position the residents in the group. Thank you for the great suggestions......all is going well.
I just wanted to mention, craft activity (configurating a tree).....which I facilitated with another TA one afternoon at our RACF. The residents had a great time painting and colouring the different shaped leaves. I constructed the trunk, branches and leaves on our therapy door cupboard and wrote the names of the residents on the leaves. It really brightened up the room and from time to time I see the residents admiring it, plus I've had very good feedback from other staff members as well. One of our residents suggested to include some birds.
Thank you to "golden carers" for initiating the idea......I love seeing the beautiful smiles on the residents' faces.
Ruth 30th Dec 2019 Therapy Assistant

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Thanks so much for your great ideas. I'll see how I go in the next poetry sessions using your suggestions.
Thanks
Ruth 30th Dec 2019 Therapy Assistant

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Hello to everyone, I have just joined Golden Carers. I am a therapy assistant in a aged care facility (O.T.A.). I started a poetry reading activity about a few months ago. It has been going quite well. I have been advised to include residents (who are highcare) along with the cognitive residents in the poetry reading group (there are three residents who read to the group as well). Just asking for suggestions on how to provide quality therapy for both groups so that all residents will be engaged for the session.
Thank you.
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