Organisational AAI Consultancy

Development

Development of new or enhancing existing therapy animal programs

We provide consultation about all areas of developing a new or enhancing an existing therapy animal program.

To assure quality and protect the consumer, therapy animal programs must be standards based.

Become conversant in Standards of Practice in Animal-Assisted Interventions: Activities, Education & Therapy,

We can help you avoid common pitfalls, and thus enhance staff, volunteer, and patient satisfaction – and save money.

We help you meet your needs for both people and animals.

Common areas of consultation services:

  • Policies and Practices:

  • Feasibility Study:

  • Staff Training

  • Volunteer Selection and Training

  • Behavioural Screening - you will be assured that the dog/handler volunteers entering your program are suitable and qualified to meet your needs.

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Animals Living at Your Facility

Long-term-care facilities have many education needs associated with augmenting their human habitat with animals. Whereas an essential principle is to utilize the experience of staff and residents, sometimes specialized expertise is needed to augment the resources you have on site. We can help you avoid expensive mistakes in animal choice and common pitfalls in incorporating animals into your habitat.

We help you meet your needs for both people and animals.

Training and consultation services

We help staff and residents prepare by developing standards-based policies and practices before animals are introduced.

Residential animals require care plans just as do human residents. We help your Animal Committee develop realistic, humane, and thorough animal care plans that can be easily maintained by staff and residents for all animal species.

Animal Activities programs: we educate staff on how to write animal interactions into residents’ care plans, encouraging day-to-day interactions between animals and residents, and trouble-shooting potential animal illnesses or behaviour problems.

Facilities often seek aid for their Animal Committees regarding the following, and more:

  • Animal selection

  • Animal care

  • Animal Training

  • Enrichment programs for facility animals

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They also seek consultation regarding the following, and more:

Working with Infection Control

Meeting accreditation and credentialing body surveys We help you obtain high marks on your facility’s animal program

In-servicing staff and residents

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Consulting for health professionals

Health care professionals interested in implementing AAT must be licensed and credentialed in their professional fields (e.g., registered nurse, physical or occupational therapist, social work).

  • Training is available for health care professionals implementing AAT into practice; this training includes assessment, documentation, evaluation, and specific techniques for therapy.

  • Animal evaluator and volunteer instructor courses are available to assist with skills to select animals and train staff and volunteers.

  • Animals such as dogs and cats should be certified with Therapeutic Dog Services to verify animals’ well-being and temperament.

  • Adequate strategic planning will lead to successful implementation of an AAI program

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Enhancing quality of life and health through the human - animal bond

Email: therapydogs@tdsinc.com.au

Phone: 0481293370

Tel: 08 8591 8109 Answering Service

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