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Posted November 12, 2019

How Diversional Therapy Can Help The Elderly In Aged Care Residences

Diversional therapy is a type of therapy that aims to enhance the quality of life through developing and supporting a person’s physical, social, emotional and mental requirements. This can be fulfilled by employing a variety of tools as well as by devising programmes that support the improvement of self-confidence and personal satisfaction. These programmes are tailored to meet a person’s specific requirements in order to obtain a high level of enjoyment. Due to the many benefits of diversional therapy, it is employed in aged care homes in order to enhance the lifestyle of the elderly.

Through diversional therapy, specialists can help the elderly with their hand-eye coordination, letting them maintain their independence. The creative activities and games can also keep their memories sharp as well as keep their good mood. Socialisation and recreation are encouraged to keep them engaged, active and satisfied. Creating programmes and activities in which they can meet people and find new connections also help decrease the feelings of isolation and loneliness that so often trouble the elderly.

Diversional therapy doesn’t just keep them occupied but gives them a sense of purpose as well. Through these programmes, the elderly can reconnect and rediscover what they used to love doing. They are also given an avenue to learn doing things they haven’t tried before, leading to a sense of fulfillment. With the right support, they may even unearth meaningful insights and passions that can help them become happier and at ease. 

Looking for a reputable aged care home?

Here at Village Glen, we organise various activities for the support, inspiration and motivation of our clients. We devise programmes to enhance their health and stimulate their senses.

Village Glen offers an extensive variety of arts and crafts classes that encourages our residents’ creativity and self-expression. Some of the activities that our residents can enjoy are arts and crafts sessions, mosaic making, traditional painting, painting by numbers, flower arranging, poetry and singalongs.

Are you or a family member looking for aged care services and facilities? Contact Village Glen today to schedule a tour. We also offer options for retirement living on the Mornington Peninsula. For enquiries, please call us on 5986 4422.