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. A highly engaging and entertaining game, residents will explore their memories and stories under a variety of key themes, connecting with each other as they have fun .
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 will come to an exciting event where they will connect with their carer or volunteer by telling their story and having it captured. This will be facilitated by My Word in a stimulating way.
A relaxed Q&A style event to honour residents and celebrate their stories.
The Story-Fest is a wonderful mechanism for residents to share their story with fellow residents, staff, family and friends to enhance social connections and bring together the wider community together.
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.
Once a resident’s story is captured, there are a multitude of different creative platforms they can be packaged into, these include: