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Brenda Hutchinson answers 3 common questions residents and their families ask relating to Education and Lifestyle at Gold Age Australia.

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Brenda Hutchinson, tell us about the lifestyle programs you have in place?

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Our lifestyle program is put in place in consultation with our residents.

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We meet with them on a regular basis and ask them…

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What the interest are. We run programs such as craft…

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Classes, music, knitting…

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There’s a weekly bus outing down to the shopping centre and they go to the movies.

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There’s a wide range of interests. We have art therapy,

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Painting. Our Painting group last year…

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Held an exhibition and sold their own paintings.

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Tell us about dementia lifestyle support you having place?

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Absolutely, our are programs are designed to include residents with dementia.

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As the majority of residents in a aged care do have a degree of dementia.

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Even with dementia they still enjoy music.

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As well as those domestic skills such as setting the table up, folding laundry…

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Sweeping floors, doll therapy…

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Pet therapy, gardening…Those sorts of things are all included in the program.

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Tell us about how well staff support my loved ones?

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All our staff are trained with the appropriate qualifications

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We have a registered nurse on every shift and

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We have a sound education program in place to ensure…

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That staff are kept up-to-date with best practice and

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And also encouraged to up skill throughout their career.

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