Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc Care 4 U Holiday Program

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Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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The holiday provides the
opportunity for the carer and
person with dementia to be
together as their original
relationship dictated, rather
than being together in their
changed roles of “carer and
care recipient”
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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To provide the opportunity for carers to
witness first hand different models of care
based on the dementia knowledge and
skills that trained staff can bring to the
situation
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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To provide opportunities
for formal education that is
provided in a nurturing and
therapeutic setting. By
reducing all participant’s
stress levels and feelings of
anxiety, information is
more readily received and
accepted.
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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An opportunity to
develop strategies
and behaviour
management ideas
based around
individual
situations and
challenges
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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An opportunity to discuss various respite
options available within the participant’s
local community and the ability to refer
people to these organisations on
completion of the holidays
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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An opportunity for carers and people with
dementia to form supportive networks that
can be maintained on completion of the
holiday.
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
Living with Memory Loss Program
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An opportunity for carers and people with
dementia to bond and build high levels of trust.
Continuity of the program and close proximity
with other participants assists with the bonding
and trust building, especially for those people
experiencing memory loss.
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
Early Onset Dementia
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The holiday is a non-threatening environment to
involve the children of people with early onset
dementia
Provides an opportunity for exploring feelings
and the changes being experienced in family
relationships
Opportunity for education and the development
of support networks
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander’s
 Able to adapt and meet
cultural needs
 Non-threatening
environment
 Opportunity to build trust
 Continuity of service
Tweed Valley Respite Service Inc
Care 4 U Holiday Program
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Why does the holiday work?
It is a captive audience
It is educational – builds extra skills and
resources
Relaxing
Fun! Laughter is the best medicine.

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