Improving the Quality of Life of Residents in aged care
The Humour Foundation is developing an exciting new program called Elder Clowns™. Elder Clowns are highly skilled professional performers trained by The Humour Foundation to work in aged care and dementia facilities.
Elder Clowns aim to improve quality of life by working in partnership with facility staff and residents, using the healing power of humour to:
- increase a resident's personal well-being
- enhance self-concept; and
- maintain positive interaction with others.
Thank You Letters from initial pilot programs show that Elder Clowns have already begun creating much needed magic moments for residents and staff.