Care Plans Activity Ideas for Seniors & the ElderlyAll the information and resources you need to create effective social & recreation care plans for your clients. Includes templates and case studies.
Progress notes are an essential part of the documentation required in nursing homes and assisted care facilities. They record changes that impact on the delivery of care and are used to review and update care plans.
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Cultural diversity is an important factor influencing senior care. Providing culturally sensitive care is essential to supporting the elderly from diverse cultural backgrounds.
How to write objective, concise and professional Progress Notes. 11 Examples of progress notes, both good and bad versions, included.
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Sometimes it is hard to find words to convey what one sees or hears in an objective way. The list below will assist you when working on documentation at the end of your day.
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Learn how to respond to the assessment of needs with the following 6 case studies extracted from resident care plans.
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If you ask most activity professionals what their least favorite part of the job is, they will say the documentation. It is part of our job to make sure that activities and attendance are recorded accurately.
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Reporting Tools for Activity Coordinators working in nursing homes and senior care facilities! Reporting can be a stressful and time-consuming part of the job and it needn’t be. Ease your work burden now!
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For the elderly with dementia, depression declines after they interact with a therapy animal. As well as being wonderful companions, pets also provide significant health benefits to their owners.
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The importance of assessment in residential care settings cannot be underestimated. It underpins the philosophical approach to person-centred care, an ideology that provides clients with greater control and responsibility regarding their own health and lifestyle.
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Evaluation is the act of assessing a Care Plan to determine its worth. With regular evaulation and quarterly reviews, a care plan is an invaluable tool for residents, staff and family members.
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Advocacy is necessary to safeguard the rights of people at risk such as those living in residential aged care facilities or receiving home and community care services.
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The documentation process varies from facility to facility but there are usually three important steps to follow.
A checklist is the best preparation for social outings. It's also great for piece of mind!
John is an 84 years old gentleman living with first stage dementia. He is disoriented of time and place. Prior to coming to facility John lived on his own for many years and was used to have his own way...
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Anna is a 79 year old lady living with 2nd stage dementia. She seems to understand what staff say but is very slow to respond. She is restless most of the day, sitting for only minutes at time...
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Lyn is unable to communicate verbally due to medical diagnosis. She is bed-fast and her upper and lower limbs are rigid. She is able to follow one’s gaze by moving her head to the left and to the right...
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