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Amei 20th Sep 2017

I have been having issues with caregiver support and engagement. I was looking to get feedback from other Life Enrichment Coordinators about their relationship with caregivers and how they help or support you during activities. Many activities are supposed to be run by caregivers, which allows me to work on the calendar, planning other activities, etc. However, caregivers have not been following the schedule or helping with activities when asked. I'm at a loss for what to do because I love my job, but I need support and assistance from caregivers that I'm not getting. I also feel like I'm not taken seriously because I'm young, but I don't want to be the bad guy telling everyone what to do - I just need them to understand that I need support too.

Any help or advice is appreciated.
Susan 20th Sep 2017 Activity Director
My advice is to ask them for suggestions. If they choose the activities that they like, they are more apt to do them.
The activities have to be appropriate. If they suggest activities that you feel are inappropriate, then give them a choice of two or three appropriate activities. See which one they like best.
Use their suggestions on the activity calendar.
Maybe you can use one or two of the caregiver's names as part of the activity suggestion.
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Have a meeting with the caregivers to get their input
here is a article I wrote about staff meetings
Use the parts of it you think are appropriate for you.
If this does not work, which I am pretty sure it will, talk about disciplinary action

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