Discussion and guidance on a wide variety of issues influencing aged care. This section includes 'how to' articles, tips and strategies for effective care.
Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.
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Social Support Groups provide opportunities for seniors to remain engaged in the community and pursue their interests. They cater for the ageing population and people living with disabilities.
Vintage photos from yesteryear provide wonderful reminiscing opportunities for the elderly living with dementia. Remembering the past helps the elderly affirm their lives and uncover deep-seated memories.
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The origins and meanings of names attract a lot of interest and are a wonderful subject for reminiscing with clients.
A learning environment makes life more fulfilling. It inspires and stimulates individuals while staving off loneliness by providing opportunities for social engagement, another important factor influencing well-being.
Setting goals is a great way for Activity Coordinators to find direction within the workplace and improve communication with clients, staff and management.
Our brains, just like our bodies need exercise! Neurobics is a type of exercise designed to stimulate the brain and enhance cognitive performance. Here are 13 simple and stimulating mind activities for seniors in nursing homes.
During your working hours, you will see many clients outside of programmed activities; seize the opportunity and engage with them. It will only take a minute or two and can transform someone's state of mind and lift their spirits more than you can imagine.
For the elderly who loved to read all their lives, listening to someone read to them can bring profound comfort and joy. Why not start a Read-Aloud Readers Group activity at your facility; a Book Club with a difference! Read-aloud activities are an intervention well worth pursuing.
Cultural diversity is an important factor influencing senior care. Providing culturally sensitive care is essential to supporting the elderly from diverse cultural backgrounds.