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can anyone out there please let me know if the Focus on Activity mag is still going.
I was wondering if anyone charges residents for activities such as Bingo, Bus trips, Pamper etc. And if so, how much? Am new to position and need to know how to cover costs for all the activities and
Hi all, I'm looking for a simple harvest themed craft for a banner or poster, any ideas please?
Hi Everyone, I am looking for an Activity on a Sunday afternoon 1pm - 2.15pm in our (High Care section) I know I shouldn't segregate, as it is now known as "Ageing in Place". We have Sing-along after
HI Everyone, I am planning to have circus theme party in memory support unit. I need to invite one of the following: •Jugglers •Clowns •Stand-up Comedians just wondering if anybody got...
Hi everyone, i was wondering if anyone had any links or ideas for short stories for book reading with residents. im finding it hard to find short stories that are appropriate and that are not kiddish.
im after a activity for a lady that used to be a midwife and wont sit down any ideas would be welcomed
Hi All! At my assisted living facility we have a resident turning 100 at the end of September! This is the first 100th birthday at this facility, and I am wondering what you guys do to celebrate? We w
Could someone suggest activities and/or outings for a small group of elderly clients (some with dementia). It consists of mostly men who don't like to participate in activities or craft, and women who
I am wanting to buy the Sonas CD for our memory support unit. I have looked online and google with out much success. Is the actual CD called Sonas? Does anyone have a link as to where I can purchase t
My husband is at home. He is not mobile except for transfer, cannot see well and has use of one hand or arm only. He cannot draw or write.He gets a little confused at times though can be alert, but it
I have only just found you and I have been overwhelmed by the content. A week ago, I was contemplating leaving my job because I was just running out of ideas and I was getting bored doing the same ol
Trying to think of inexpensive prize ideas for my residents other than candy/toiletries. Suggestions? Also, is there anywhere I can purchase them in bulk?
Looking for cooking ideas with Dementia residents, held at night after dinner. Needs to be no-cook or microwave only and immediate serve. Eg Chocolate Strawberries, Mini Pavs, fruit drinks. Any ideas
Hi everyone I hope your day going well. I recently purchase 2 tablet to use as 1:1 activities, but before I start implementing the use of the table. I need to develop a policy and procedure for the us
I need some help. I have a resident who is legally blind in one eye and can't see very well in the other. This resident has Alzheimer's; however is very high functioning. I need activities that I can
Hello everyone. I need some ideas for my pureed and mech soft snacks for activities. Like resident's that eat regular food are able to eat chips, dip, ice cream and so on. For pureed and mech soft I b
Hi Does anyone have some really good activities I need to give my manager 10. I am looking for different programs anyone done anything great lately and can share with me. thanks so much mel.
Hello, Just wondering on ideas for fathers day gifts for Male residents in aged care facility. under $10. Thank you.
First of all let me start by saying I really enjoy Golden Carers. This is the best website I have found. I have a resident who wanders. He will not sit still. I have tried everything to get him involv
Tnank you so much for the Evaluation sheet, it looks so simple, I thought I would have to ask each person a whole list of questions about the activities involved
For those who asked: Activity Evaluation Form This comment from Solange is good https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/12553/ Here http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpts/excerpts/selecting-activi
Dear Golden Carers let me start by saying you are a fountain of valuable information so a big Thank You. Question: Do you or anyone have any info on "Advocacy on behalf of the older person/s"
Hello, I'm a new activity director and I have found Golden Care to be very helpful. With National Assisted Living Week coming up next month I have been ask to put something together or staff and resid
Hi I have just started my new role and am looking for some help with risk assessments for trips/excursions . if anyone happy to share any they may have. Thank you
Hi... I work in a new memory care facility. One of the things the residents most enjoy is when I do "finish the lyrics". We end up singing (or trying to sing but never seem to know all the words).
Hi there! Our community just opened and we are making welcome baskets for our residents. I am including change of address forms, I've Moved Postcards with their new address, dining hours, manager info
We are an assisted living facility with a number of residents with macular degeneration. Does anyone have suggestions for purposeful activities that would work for this popualtion?
I'm so happy I found this site. It's been very helpful to me for my job and for the residents I care for. Many thanks to GoldenCarers you're doing an excellent job!
HI there, does anyone have an easy Social, Cultural & Spiritual Care Plan (Template that I can type into)...... Something that has (3) three columns and the headings are as follows: Observation(s) R
Good morning everyone. I work in memory care with about 50 residents. My company is wanting me to have a family night/ event every single month. These family nights have to get the residents & familie
Good morning all, we are a high, high care home, a lot of our clients are unable to talk any longer or actively participate in activities due to limitations with arms, and hands. I'm needing some idea
Hi, I am looking at purchasing a mobile trolley for storing a lot of our activities equipment in (eg arts and craft equipment, sporting equipment such as bowls set, balls and other things like board
Hi all, Just wondering if you have an audit form/template we could use for activity reviews here in our nursing home.?? Thanks,
Thanks for accepting me into the group. I am a carer for my husband he is end stage kidney failure diabetes and has a false leg. So it is hard at times. I try and make a life for myself and joined th
I became a volunteer at our local hospital at the age of 85 !! and thank you so much for the wonderful ideas you give which are so good when I take the group work . I had been there as a patient in
I invited my Resident for a short walk outside & around the facility. We would stop & sit for 5 minutes on a lovely sunny day,.I would say to her "My eyes are shut......lets tell each other what we c
Hi there I am after some really easy templates for my residents in "high" care to paint (I know I shouldn't say that) but
Hello everyone. I am reaching out because I am at a loss in my current facility. We have a mixture of independent, assisted living and palliative care. I have tried so many different activities, bu
Hi, I am after suggestions for project ideas we can do in our men's club. Currently our men's club is very quiet and we are struggling to come up with ideas of things to do during our time. I was
Hi Everyone! I work at an a retirement home, and my clients are all in the independent living building (~60). I have a good core group who do most things on the calendar, however it is hard to engage
I have recently started volunteering at an assisted living facility which provides very few activities for the residents. Most of the residents return to their rooms after eating and nap or watch tel
Looking ahead to August, National Watermelon Day: obviously eat! National Lighthouse Day: Arm Chair travel video on history of lighthouses, I am in Oklahoma so there aren't any near us! National
Hi everyone, My manager has asked me to plan a week of activities for aged care week involving staff and residents in mid august but my brain just can't function. Any ideas would be great. Thanking
Please give us practical ways and means to increase members at our centre. Thanks!
With residents only able to use one hand does anyone have a solution to assist with beading. That is holding the wire in place whilst threading. Thanks
Hi Karin, I would be greatly interested in starting a pen/pal email relationship . I work in a facility that has 90 residents.I would have to check with work but if we good get a draft plan done on h
Hi there, I was wondering if someone knows of where I can get a template of a Care Plan to complete for an assessment I am doing! Thanks :-)
Hi all, I work in a long term care facility. We are looking for ideas for starting intergenerational programs and activities to get more youth into our facility. Any one have any ideas?
Hi.... We are reviewing our admission process. Has anyone got any good ideas for information gathering, and paperwork that would be required..............thanks