The COVID pandemic has resulted in many restrictions on visiting Aged Care facilities. At the same time we’re seeing a number of innovative ways being adopted to ensure that connectivity and engagement is being maintained, and thus enhancing the quality of the lives of residents.
Here’s some innovations we’re hearing about:
Increased use of Skype, Zoom, Face time to keep in touch with family and friends and staying connected
Launching of connectivity apps across facilities
Setting up of Facebook groups
Providing iPads for everyone
Encouraging family, friends, schools and community groups to send in drawings, cards and letters.
Sharing photos and videos
Setting up a pen pal projects
Weekly activity packs being sent out to people living in their own homes.
Weekly gym sessions delivered by Zoom.
Art classes, book groups, Tai Chi & trivia afternoon delivered online.
Window, balcony and virtual visits with family and loved ones.
Entertainers and concerts via social media or from the car park/garden.
Weekly contact with playgroups and school kids via Zoom.
Competition quizzes with prizes
Zoom singing groups
At HPG we are very proud to work in the Aged Care sector and to support the many people assisting older Australians.
To discuss your Facility workforce needs or Aged Care career plans contact the HPG Aged Care team:
Mardi Steven (02) 8877 8738 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann-Marie Andrews (02) 8877 8705 email@example.com
Francesca Strange (02) 8877 8719 firstname.lastname@example.org
Laura Longstaff (02) 8877 8758 email@example.com
Robyn Sinclair (02) 88778777 firstname.lastname@example.org