……..2 residents from the home,
1 vacant resident and hopefully future pupil for pedagogical assistant,
and 1 pedagogical pupil in observe on the individual’s first day.
We play badminton twice per week, about 1 hour. Each Monday within the Vordingborghallen. Each Thursday in Eskilstrup. Within the sixth 12 months!
It is a vital motion, particularly for this group of residents, whose analysis is usually characterised by lack of initiative and inactivity.
This typically results in weight problems, generally additionally as an especially unlucky facet impact of robust psychotropic medicines, and a really sedentary on a regular basis life, with the center fee hardly ever growing, which isn’t conducive to well being.
We do loads to maintain them lively.
The 2 residents will work in a protected surroundings 3 times per week for a interval of roughly 3 hours and considered one of them may also go to the gymnasium twice per week with a 3rd resident. After which in fact there’s additionally participation in procuring, cooking and common duties comparable to doing your personal laundry, cleansing your personal room, and many others.
However neither the psychological nor the bodily surplus make a traditional, lively on a regular basis life attainable. As employees we should all the time discover a steadiness between encouraging, generally difficult and inspiring actions, with time for relaxation and withdrawal from social actions.
Each individual is handled individually and has their very own steadiness between lively and social on the one hand and peace and quiet and retreat to their very own room on the opposite.
Badminton is the exercise we stick to the longest. At the perfect of occasions we’re 4 present residents and one former, and generally it will get canceled if the voices and hallucinations are too dominant – this hardly ever occurs although, i.e. the cancellations.
These are utterly or partially power situations, through which they undergo from complaints virtually day by day.
However after we are on the badminton courtroom, it’s my expertise that they solely see the ball and neglect the whole lot else a bit. After which we’ve got enjoyable collectively, sweat, giggle, scream – and alter garments collectively. My aim is to get them into the showers, however solely I obtained there! But! I carry the hope (and goal) with me each time.
Badmintonbladet ❤️ Per Damkjær Juhl