Carers are so busy, with so many tasks to complete every day that the actual ‘care’ side of getting to know their residents can get lost. We saw this when my grandfather was living in Aged Care. He was wheeled out every Sunday to sing-a-long, even though he absolutely hated singing! He was annoyed and frustrated, so he would act up. We were receiving weekly calls about his behaviour, which was very stressful for the family. Knowing what he liked doing, and didn’t like doing, would have made such a difference to his quality of life in Aged Care.
My Word is now on a mission to partner with Aged Care Groups and be the mechanism for residents to reflect, reminisce and share their life stories in a fun, engaging, stimulating and impactful way.
Our aim is to assist busy carers and staff to easily connect with their residents on a deeper level so they can help them still do the things they enjoy.
If engagement would improve the life of someone you care about, give us a call on 03 9592 3032
An impactful activity with purpose and meaning that will engage, stimulate, entertain and connect.
The Connect Through Stories Game is a 90 minute facilitated lifestyle activity for residents. It is a highly engaging and entertaining game, where residents will explore their memories and stories under a variety of key themes, through carefully curated lead questions and follow up prompts.
By introducing this story sharing game, staff can get to know their residents better in a fun way.
The This Is Me story service is a great mechanism for carers to connect with their residents in a deeper and more meaningful way.
Residents or clients will come to an exciting event where they will connect with their carer or volunteer by telling their story and having it captured. This can be facilitated by My Word in a stimulating way.
Once the stories are captured, there are a range of different outcomes that can be developed depending on your purpose, impact and budget.
An amazing way to socialise people in home care,in an on-going manner.
As people age in place, isolation, loneliness, illness and a loss of independence can create a difficult time for the ageing person, their carers and their families.
Creating a local Story Club will help socialise people in a fun and engaging way. Each Story Club session will be unique, yet designed and structured around the story activities that My Word offers. This will ensure every session is stimulating, fun and different.
A celebratory Lunch, which honours residents by capturing their story.
Over the course of the 90-minute lunch event, My Word will facilitate and guide a family member, volunteer or staff member through an interview process; recording and capturing the resident’s life story (using the equipment and interview kit provided by My Word).
The lunch will cover four chapters: growing up & early years; career & interests; family & friends and refections.
Once a resident’s story is captured, there are a multitude of different creative platforms they can be packaged into, these include: