Dementia Australia presents “activities at home” (online course)

Dementia Australia present the next in the series of information sessions aimed at people diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment, people concerned about their cognition and their family carers and family members – this time as an online course.

This practical session assists carers looking after someone at home to plan engaging activities. It promotes independence and wellbeing by focusing on what the person with dementia can still do.

The session is suitable for family carers and family members of people living with dementia. This program is not suitable for professionals employed in the health or aged care sectors.

Dementia Australia’s facilitators have specialist dementia knowledge, skills and experience. These sessions are delivered interactively, you will be encouraged to share your experiences alongside other participants giving you an opportunity to develop new support networks.

When: Wednesday 3 June 2020
Time: 10:30am – 1pm (2.5hrs)
Where: online
Cost: FREE

Additional information and bookings can be made by contacting Lisa on 03 9815 7822 or online at Eventbrite.

Once registered, you will be called before the course and emailed the online course details.

The event is presented by Dementia Australia and sponsored by Kyneton Health.

Kyneton Health Visitor Restrictions Eased

As community restrictions across the country begin to ease, we will progressively return to normal visitor access. For the time being, any visits to Kyneton Health need to be controlled and screened to manage the risk that COVID-19 presents to patients and staff.

As a first step in our gradual unwinding of visitation restrictions, we will introduce safe visits from Monday 11th May.

Our guidelines require that all visitors:

  • Agree to have their temperature checked
  • Always keep socially distanced from the patient and employees at a minimum distance of 1.5 metres apart
  • Have no more than two people visiting at a time
  • Stay for no longer than 60-minutes

Over the next month, if Australia continues to see a reduction in COVID-19 infection rates and the proportionate risk to our staff and patients is reduced, the frequency and length of visits may be increased and/or the allocated times may be extended to include evenings and weekends.

We will continue to offer visits to family members on compassionate grounds according to the personal situation of the patient, as we have done so during the past month. Please contact Kyneton Health directly if this relates to you.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this current climate.

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