Support for Organisations
Working with people living with dementia requires specialised skills and understanding.
I support organisations to train, mentor staff on the floor and develop programs that provide consumer directed care to consumers. My focus is on promoting wellness and re-ablement with a strengths-based approach.
All services are customised to meet the unique goals of your organisation, clients and staff.
If you would like to discuss the ways in which I can support your team and service, contact me for an obligation-free discussion.
Team training topics:
consumer directed care in practice
meaningful and creative activities
Montessori approach to caring and
creating a dementia-friendly and an enabling environment
practical strategies for supporting the care worker
effective engagement with clients, residents and family carers
effective communication techniques
troubleshooting behaviours of concern
elder abuse – understanding what it is, signs to look for and what to do about it
teamwork in a cross-cultural work place
Topics can be offered in combinations informing each other in the same session. Get in touch to discuss.
"We need this varied art activity. It would be a shame to lose it. This activity has more interaction of their own personalities than any other activity.”
June Peterson, Aged Care Support Worker
Activities:- working with clients living with dementia to provide respite, individual and group activities.
Including designing and facilitating creative engagement groups in life story work, art, reminiscence
Dementia Respite Group
Week 1:“Don’t know what to do. Haven’t got a
creative bone in my body, never have, never will."
Week 8: “Come on everybody. Let’s get going. We don’t know what we’re doing, but we’re
80+year old woman with moderate dementia
“Isn’t it amazing what we can do!”
Maggie, 72 year old woman with mid-stage dementia