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Meaningful activities – the core of care

The WHO’s definition of health as a state of complete physical and social wellbeing and not just the absence of disease, goes hand in hand with what OT can offer i.e. a holistic practice from a biopsychosocial perspective where we observe and understand a person’s occupational performance across four main categories of occupation viz. Personal …

A Multi-Disciplinary approach to Care

“The time for change is now and we need to stand together as an industry knowing that we have the support of one another to implement this change. We are dealing with a different audience who brings with them different demands, expectations and requirements. Unless you understand the demands of the consumer you won’t be …

Coronavirus Preparation to open up fully

Coronavirus Preparation to open up fully

The majority of villages are still in some form of lockdown with restrictions on visitors.  However, this is not sustainable if we look at the example of the Spanish Flu which took 2 years to die out.  You might well say, but what about the vaccine?   Yes, we mustn’t forget that but how long will …

Delivering food services to enhance RV delivery of care experience

Our thinking and the planning of the food offering in the retirement sector needs to change… The concept of ‘Ageing’ should include the principles of healthy and balanced living.   What the audience can learn How to use food to get stronger How to provide residents with meals to eat better How can meals impact …

The Biodanza Experience

The presentation includes a 15- minute talk and a 20 minute “taster demonstration” What is Biodanza? Where does it come from? What is the science behind Biodanza? How does it help the elderly and carer? What are the benefits of dancing regularly? The proposed “differentiator” for Retirement Villages Biodanza is a dance healing methodology that …

Skills development of care workers using creative activities

At Abbey Cross Lodge we recognised that caring for older people is about more than just the physical care, it is also about the attitude with which one is doing the caring. Demonstrating the physical care is easy, but changing a care giver to understand the effect of doing it with a loving, caring attitude …

The future of the Caregiver

Caregivers are the backbone of the retirement sector on service delivery involving CARE to residents. This category of staff has never received recognition although registration of this category is prescribed by law. With the support of the industry we are now aiming at regulation to have the Caregiver recognised as an occupational category who are …

How to use Personality Profiling to improve your quality of staff?

Amidst an industry that is evolving from traditional retirement homes to lifestyle villages that meet the expanding expectations and requirements of its residents, the type of employee one recruits is essential to deliver on the promise and sustainability of the organisation. People are at the heart of every organisation and even more so for organisations …

Understanding and Addressing Compassion Fatigue

“We become exhausted by the exposure to experience after experience of emotionally draining clients who look to us for help…” Compassion Fatigue is anemotional, physical, and/or spiritual exhaustion that arises from caring for people, particularly people in significant emotional pain and/or physical distress, and is prevalent amongst care workers of all kinds (nurses, doctors, therapists, …