I think my parent nees care, what do I do?

The Aged Care Process

Q&A Entertainment and Social Life

My parent wants to continue their hobby from before they moved into care. Can they start up another club?

The home does not give my parent enough mental stimulation. How can they get hold of crossword puzzles?

Can my parent get internet access in the rest home?

My father is a veteran. He wants to meet other veterans. Can he start a group for veterans?

My parent is bored because the rest home does not have many activities. What can they do about this?

How can my parent find a support group for people with their illness?

My parent wants to continue their hobby from before they moved into care. Can they start up another club?

The rest home will offer a weekly schedule of activities. If your parent’s hobby is not on the list, talk to the activities coordinator. They may be able to add your parent’s hobby to the list.

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The home does not give my parent enough mental stimulation. How can they get hold of crossword puzzles?

Many rest homes provide crossword puzzles. Ask the diversional therapist if any are available. If none are available, you or your family can bring some in.

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Can my parent get internet access in the rest home?

Most rest homes will offer internet access. Your parent may have to pay extra for internet.

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My father is a veteran. He wants to meet other veterans. Can he start a group for veterans?

Talk to the activities co-ordinator. They will tell your father whether or not he can start a veterans' group.

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My parent is bored, because the rest home does not have many activities. What can they do about this?

Ask the activities co-ordinator whether or not they can organise more activities. Tell them about your parent’s interests. For example, if your parent is interested in bingo, they might be able to organise a bingo night.

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How can my parent find a support group for people with their illness?

Ask the activities co-ordinator, management, or a registered nurse. They will tell you whether or not there is a group your parent can join. Your parent may be able to start a group if there is not one at the home.  

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