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Activities & Resources for Senior Care
As a carer in diversional therapy or recreational therapy, we want to make your job as simple as possible. Below are a tonne of ready made forms and templates you can use so you can focus more on caring and less on sitting in-front of the computer coming up with ideas!
Print out your recreation therapy calendar each month and fill it in as you go!3 Comments
The Social & Cultural Profile Form is an important part of the overall assessment of each individual entering long term care.6 Comments
How to plan & run successful meetings4 Comments
Most residential facilities have their own attendance form however for those of you looking for something different, or if you find the template you are currently using is inadequate, here is a sample and template attendance form.3 Comments
Here is a sample of a Life Story Template for you to use.
These are only ideas, you may have questions of your own relevant to the person you are talking to.
Print out your own recreation therapy calendar each month and fill it in as you go!13 Comments
The Diversional Therapists Annual Report is a wonderful forum by which to communicate effectively to your manager and peers without letting your emotions get in the way.3 Comments
This sample program is for acute Dementia care. Some people like to do it weekly, others monthly. Download the form and adjust it to suit you.8 Comments
The evaluation of social outings can be done in various ways. Keep in mind your objectives for the outing and write about your observations.
Social Outings should be carefully planned, with safety always being the utmost priority. The ratio of carers per resident depends on the capabilities of each resident.
A checklist is the best preparation for social outings. It's also great for piece of mind!1 Comment
The purpose of an action plan is to improve the recreation and leisure lifestyle of your facility.7 Comments
The 'Health & Lifestyle Survey' is a tool used to determine whether the respondents have a positive view of the facility and the care being provided.2 Comments
For facilities that have people from a cultural and linguistic diverse background (CALD) it is a good idea to make a 'Radio Guide' with musical and talk-shows programs to suit each individual.1 Comment
It is important to support volunteers and show your appreciation. This is one of three certificate of appreciation you can download. The signatures at the bottom of the certicate are for the Manager and Recreation Therapist.2 Comments
There are a few ways to record programmed actitives attendance. This is an individual one. The advantage of this one is that you can see at a glance how the resident is doing.7 Comments
One-on-One forms are useful for recording individual visits. Individual visits are interventions used to support residents who are ill, unable to attend programmed recreation or simply refuse to leave their rooms.4 Comments