specialising in dementia care
Kankinya - meaning
love and kindness.
The mission of
Kankinya Aged Care Facility is to provide high quality care to residents
suffering from dementia. We are unique in that we specialise in the
management of dementia utilising a restraint free environment and humane
attitude towards behavioural management.
What is art
profession that incorporates art media and the creative process into the
therapeutic relationship to nurture clients' well being, self expression
and self exploration.
Art therapy is a therapeutic and diagnostic
tool where therapist and client/s develop a dynamic interpersonal
relationship, with clear boundaries and goals. It differs from
traditional art in that the emphasis is on the process of creating
rather than on the end product.
Art therapy works by contributing
to changes in the client's inner world, and towards the development of a
client's more integrated sense of self, with increased self awareness
provides alternative communication and expression for clients who are
post-verbal, it nurtures the psychoogical well being of each individual
Art therapy is a
creative process enabling the expression of self , making visible
feelings, thoughts and emotions. It can provide a vehicle for
communication for those with dementing illnesses
The website was
constructed by Art Therapist Rachel Ravid-Horesh in accordance with
Community Guide Web guidelines.