Recreation and Life Enhancement Consultancy

What is Diversional Therapy?

Diversional therapy is a client centered practice and recognizes that leisure and recreational experiences are the right of all individuals. Diversional therapy practitioners work with people of all ages and abilities to design and facilitate leisure and recreation programmes.



 

Recreation and Life Enhancement Consultancy

I have 30 plus years' experience in caring for people and 12 plus years' experience in Diversional Therapy. I have lived in the Whakatane Community for 21 years, I am well known by many. 

My expertise is to make sure that people are not sitting idle and that they are being kept active mentally and physically to the best of their ability. Making sure that people have a purpose in living, and making sure that they don't feel like they are just being entertained. that they actually are contributing to society still.

I am a People person and I like to think  I am easy to get along with and that I help people live life to the fullest and make them feel like there is no question about how they had a great day.

I understand that your home is your castle and letting people in is not an easy task I will provide consistency e.g. showing up on time and reliability when I say I am going to be there I will be. 

The Only Way to do great work is to love what you do.

I am available for a Police check if you wish to do one.

My Qualifications:

  • Level 4 Qualified Registered Diversional Therapist 

  • I am a verified Diversional Therapist in NZ with the NZSDRT Inc. https://diversionaltherapy.net.nz/

  • I have a current first aid certificate

  • I am a qualified Instructor for Tai Chi for memory loss and Tai Chi for heart conditions

  • Workplace assessor through Career force levels 2,3 & 4

  • I also hold a full clean driver's license  

MY OBJECTIVES ARE: 

  • TO PROMOTE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF DIVERSIONAL & RECREATIONAL THERAPY PRACTICE
  • TO PROMOTE RECOGNITION AND DEVELOPMENT OF DIVERSIONAL & RECREATIONAL THERAPY EDUCATION
  • TO PROVIDE QUALITY DIVERSIONAL THERAPY PROGRAMS FOR EVERYONE
  • TO PROVIDE AN HONEST RELIABLE SERVICE FOR VULNERABLE PEOPLE
  • TO ENSURE THAT ALL PEOPLE GET A FAIR AND REASONABLE QUALITY OF CARE
  •  FOLLOW ALL THE PRACTICES OF NZSDRT INC. (NEW ZEALAND SOCIETY OF  DIVERSIONAL AND RECREATIONAL THERAPIST ) 

OUR JOB AS  DIVERSIONAL THERAPIST IS MAKING SURE THAT NO ONE IS ISOLATED OR SITTING IDLE, KEEPING PEOPLE ENGAGED IN ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING AND KEEPING PEOPLE INVOLVED IN THE WIDER COMMUNITY. WE WILL  DEVELOP A PROGRAM THAT IS APPROPRIATE TO YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONE.

THE DIVERSIONAL THERAPIST SHALL: ENSURE OPTIMUM CLIENT CARE THROUGH A HIGH STANDARD OF PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND PERSONAL CONDUCT. 

NOT ALLOW CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND VALUES OR POLITICAL ISSUES TO DENY OR INFLUENCE THOSE SEEKING OR RECEIVING CARE. 

MAINTAIN INTEGRITY, LOYALTY, AND CONFIDENTIALITY WITH EMPLOYERS, CLIENTS RESPECT THE DIGNITY, PRIDE AND PRIVACY OF PERSON, PLACE, AND PROPERTY. 

ENCOURAGE AUTONOMY FOR THOSE IN THEIR CARE. BELIEVE IN SELF-EVALUATION, PEER REVIEW AND ON-GOING EDUCATION. COMPLY WITH POLICIES AND PROCEDURESACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR EDUCATION RESPECT THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND PRIVACY OF DOCUMENTATION WITHIN THE PROFESSION


Considerations In Planning A Diversional Therapy Programme

When planning the Diversional therapy programme, several aspects must be taken into consideration to determine an activity's suitability. Time is one such aspect. Time is limited, because, for example, clients with dementia will generally have a shorter attention span. Therefore it is important that the activity will take up a suitable amount of time. It is important that the client mix is adequate. Sometimes it is important to have men only or women only events,  the programme must be planned so clients will actually enjoy participating. This is done by taking into account the client's ability levels. Something too easy or too hard will not be stimulating, and therefore not so enjoyable.