Care

How can you truly care for someone you don’t know?

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

Who We Help
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Care Organisations

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Suppliers to the Care Industry

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Families with Loved Ones in Care

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People living in Care

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Care Professionals

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Care Volunteers

Our Care Offerings

Connect Through Stories Game

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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.

This Is Me
Story Service

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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.

Story Club

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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.

The Ultimate Lunch

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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.

Package and Share
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Once a resident’s story is captured, there are a multitude of different creative platforms they can be packaged into, these include:

  • A Storyboard
  • A Life Story book
  • A recorded interview on USB
  • A transcript of the interview
  • A personalised family tree
  • An edited booklet / eBooklet
  • A door identifier
  • A Story Card
The Impact We Make On...

People in Care

  • Know they do have a story
  • Build residents’ motivation, self-worth and self-esteem
  • Make them feel special and important
  • Honour and dignify all the residents have achieved in their lives
  • Stimulate their minds and memories
  • Enhance their cognitive thinking skills
  • Enable residents to connect with their families, care staff and volunteers on a deeper level
  • Connect with each other through sharing their stories
  • Have residents feel as though care staff know them
  • Give them something new and exciting to do
  • Create socialisation

Care Providers

  • Quality of care is improved through personal engagement
  • Build the skills and attributes of carers, staff and volunteers to use stories as a means to connect with residents in their care, and celebrate their lives in an on-going and personalised manner
  • Help care staff better know and understand their residents in a fun and engaging way
  • Boost resident – staff engagement
  • Help reduce the stress burden on care staff
  • Increase job satisfaction and fulfillment for care staff
  • Assure families their loved one is being cared for
  • Demonstrate your up front promise is the lived experience for both residents and care staff
  • Fuel your point of difference
  • External Communication (Content for social media, local media and internal newsletters)
  • Involve volunteers (eg. school students)

Some of our Partners