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:

  • understanding dementia

  • consumer directed care in practice

  • meaningful and creative activities

  • Lifestory work

  • 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

  • Montessori programs

"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

having fun!”
80+year old woman with moderate dementia

“Isn’t it amazing what we can do!”
Maggie, 72 year old woman with mid-stage dementia

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Lifestory Work can lead to enjoyable and meaningful activities.

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