Melinda Alushaj has worked in the aged care sector as a diversional therapist for over 18 years. She has been at Uniting for the last five years, specialising in dementia programmes. Melinda has helped create, facilitate and oversee all programming for the region, as well as playing an integral role in leading the shift to align with the household model of care. Currently serving as Uniting’s Service Improvement Specialist, she is applying her knowledge of psycho-social needs towards redevelopment, as well as training staff on the importance of wellbeing for people within the aged care sector.
Melinda has presented her programmes at Better Practice National Conference, Diversional Therapy Association, International Arts & Health Conference and later this year will be speaking at the Aged & Community Services Australia National Summit