Episode 19 - Bringing Creative Engagement to Residential Care with Maurie Voisey-Barlin
Sep 15, 2020
In this episode, Julie speaks with Maurie Voisey-Barlin, a Creative Engagement Specialist. Maurie and Julie discuss the role of Creative Therapeutic Engagement Specialists, what he does with older adults and how he has been supporting his peers and clients during COVID.
Maurie explains why many lifestyle specialists get frustrated when the document that matters most is scantily filled out, and how his role is to unearth the goldmine of information that families don’t realise they have. He also shares the story of a powerful breakthrough he had with an Aged Care resident that he worked with.
Maurie then tells Julie about the Outside In Collective, why mentoring his peers is so important and what inspired him to do that, as well as how his background as an actor helps with the work of a Creative Engaegement Specialist.
They finish their chat discussing Window Therapy and why it’s so effective, what Maurie would like to see happen in Aged Care Facilities, as well as the importance of managing the psychosocial health of residents in Aged Care during the COVID crisis.
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