• August 03 2022

Diversional therapy – more than just bingo

When people think of diversional therapy in aged care homes, they may immediately think of bingo and scrabble, but these days diversional therapy is much more than that! 

What is diversional therapy?

In aged care, diversional therapists work with residents to design and implement leisure and recreational activities and events to help individuals stay empowered and improve their wellbeing. 

Benefits of diversional therapy

Although activities and events organised by diversional therapists are fun, there are many more benefits including: 

  • Building social connections.
  • Decrease feelings of isolation. 
  • Improve emotional and physical health. 
  • Relieve stress and boredom.
  • Improve memory.
  • To learn new things.
  • Discover new passions. 
  • Enhance mood. 

Diversional therapy at HillView Care

We promise resident’s much more than bingo at HillView Care! Our friendly and supportive diversional therapists place high value on providing something for everyone and keeping our residents engaged. 

At HillView Care our leisure and lifestyle program of activities and events will keep the most active residents satisfied. Not only do we offer a variety of on-site activities, we love to organise fun events for all of our residents. 

Some of our recent events include a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, Twilight Concerts, celebrations for St Patrick’s Day and World Wildlife Day (where we had visits from some wonderful native wildlife), a visit from a baby animal farm, concerts and much more. 

Other activities we organise to engage and connect our residents include: 

  • Morning tea.
  • Dog therapy.
  • Cooking demonstrations.
  • Happy hours.
  • Exercise classes.
  • Ice-cream extravaganzas.
  • Karaoke. 
  • Drumming. 
  • Concerts.
  • Movie nights. 
  • Men’s group outings

See it for yourself! 

Come along and see how things work at HillView Care Merrimac or Ashmore for yourself! 

Meet our friendly staff, receive a personal tour of our buildings and sample a delicious home-made morning tea as you take a walk through our beautiful landscaped gardens. Bookings are essential! 

If you’d prefer to have a chat first, schedule a callback and one of our friendly staff will be in touch to answer any questions you may have about HillView Care. We can’t wait to meet you and your loved ones. 

 

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