Social Isolation - How to support your clients

Social Isolation - How to support your clients

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karen 26th Jan 2017
I chose residents who already had an interest in gardening. Then purchased pots,soil and plants from Bunnings. Choose an afternoon and go for it. Some residents were happy to do the potting. Some just wanted to watch. Be prepared to water and weed. Once they are flowering I put the pots on a trolley and take them to residents in bed and/or set up a display in the front entry. I always writeup an activity plan so that I have thought things through, have a list of resourse needed etc and then evaluate at the end. This is important for organising any activity. So, give it a go. Cheers, Karen Hynds
Kate 29th Nov 2013
Enjoyed reading your segment on "Social Isolation" very interesting and helpful
solange 28th Nov 2013
Great idea Karen. You may also try growing herbs and succulents.
Cheryl 27th Nov 2013
I love this idea, I have just started working in a dementia specific unit in the sundowning hours and am trying to get organised. this time can be quite challenging so any ideas are good thanks
karen 27th Nov 2013
I recently started a garden group with some of our residents. We started with petunias and marigolds in pots,seated at tables of suitable height. The location had to have sunshine and water plus room for 5-6 residents/wheelchairs etc.They have enjoyed having morning tea in this area as I do some of the "Maintenance" jobs.
Laura 23rd Jan 2017
Hi Karen,

How did u started your garden group its sounds like a great activity. I only started to work as Activities Coordinator.
Thank You
Laura
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