I am starting my 2nd day as a Life Enrichment Coordinator and am loving it. I subscribed to your site to learn more about the assisted living world. I am loving the hands-on ideas and thoughtful articles. Thank you!!
Colleen Dvorak Life Enrichment Coordinator United States
Has anyone any ideas for activities that aren't just one thing but several that flow into each other. So if a patient can't do one part of it they may be able to do another.
When I play music we also sing while others that can't or don't want to play instruments, so I'm looking for other activities which you can do the same sort of thing. It's very difficult when there's just one person doing activities when the patients can be early or end stage dementia.
I would appreciate any help as at the minute we seem to be doing the same things a lot. Balloon games seem to be a winner at the minute
Thanks in advance
Another I have found to be wide enough to involve all, is cooking. From choosing the recipe, getting ingredients, discussing and giving opinions, cracking an egg, perhaps not measuring but putting in sugar, etc, stirring, smelling and tasting.
And of course being in the fresh air whilst doing activities, or simply being there seems to evoke different reactions in people as well.
I will pass on your inquiry though...good luck.
Boort District Health.
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Maree if you speak to your colleague that would be fantastic.
its so hard to find the right activities for everyone in a hospital environment when patients change all the time