Photos used to facilitate communication
An aged care facility in Umina has had residents' old photographs made into large posters and fixed to the back of their doors.
Peninsula Villages adopted the practice in its Jack Aldous House rooms, after learning of its use by Vietnam Veterans Keith Payne VC Hostel in Noraville as a way to engage residents to tell their life stories.
Village chief executive Mr Shane Neaves said the posters had already been effective communication tools for staff, residents and loved ones.
They also had the added benefit of serving as a visual aid for residents with memory problems and acted as a way for residents to be social as they shared the stories behind their photos with one another.
Social media, 27 Nov 2019
Shane Neaves, Peninsula Villages