Our Diversional Therapy Consultants provide detailed gap analysis and action plans for the support of residents’ lifestyles and supporting regulatory compliance.

The comprehensive report will also include analysis and recommendations of the following:

  • Current processes
  • Staffing
  • How services are offered to residents.
  • Comparison of what other leading providers offer.
  • Excellence in accreditation.
  • Meeting with management and lifestyle staff for a self-assessment of their current perceived needs within their service.
  • A walk around the facility to identify avenues for spontaneous activity and processes for orientating residents, family/ friends and staff to the program.
  • Review/evaluate the existing leisure and lifestyle program within the service and a gap analysis of activities delivered against the current profile of residents. How are the spiritual needs met within the facility? How are the cultural needs met within the facility?
  • A survey of all residents able to provide feedback on standards, an analysis of the feedback and development of CI logs for program development.
  • A review of current organisational policies, procedures and practices relating to the provision of leisure and lifestyle programs.
  • Handover at the end of the day with management of current findings.
  • Review/ evaluate the documentation systems including: 20% of assessments, care plans, risk analysis, record keeping, monthly reporting, auditing.
  • Establish CI plan based on gap analysis (inclusive of allocated responsibilities).
  • Liaison with management and staff (inclusive of care staff) about ongoing education topics that support staff development.

Following the detailed gap analysis, structured days of ongoing support will be available based on assessed need.

 

Advantages of HealthStrong's Diversional Therapy service:

  • increased communication skills
  • increased resident facilitation and group work skills
  • creative and expressive recreation for residents
  • collection of data for the development of leisure and recreational programmes
  • evaluation of individual and group participation
  • leisure and recreation programming
  • provision of a range of leisure and recreation activities covering psychological, social, emotional, spiritual, cognitive and physical domains.