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.
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
"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
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