Golden Carers is AMAZING! We use it every day in one capacity or another. It has assisted to make our jobs easier as well as stepping up our activities! Thank you for all the materials and resources, keep up the GREAT work!
Susan Winiecki Director of Activities United States
Can anyone give me a good example of sensory documentation for a care recipient?
Thanks in advance
And documentation process.
Add to monthly calendar
facilitator: RT or Rec Aide under guidance of RT, or OT
Population: mid to late stage dementia
size: 2-6 residents
tools/equipment: stimulating the senses. sight. sound, smell, touch/texture.
Time: 15-20 minute program. record > 15 minutes, 20 minutes long enough for Residents to hold interest, remain focused or engaged.
Recording: programs created in Activity Pro (tm); our company choice of activity site for on line documentation.
I use sound: bells, drums, rainmaker, robotic cat/dog (purr and bark).
I use smell: a scent kit made up of essential oils, coffee, deodorant sticks, rose water, old spice, pipe tobacco, Anything else you may want to add.
I use sight: Snoezelen bubbles, fiber optics, lava lamps, bright pool noodles, coffee table books 18" of brightly colored animals and scenery (not television or computer, but old coffee table books to bring close up) . Local library would be pleased to donate.
Touch and texture: in past (pre COVID), I used swatches of material with different textures: velvet, silk, taffeta, burlap, and corduroy to allow each resident to touch and hold.
Presently, I use soft warm washcloth dampened, and soothing warm lotion to apply to hands and arms. I add either orange (simulation) or lavender (calming) to the lotion - depending upon each Resident's needs.
When entering information for documentation capturing all these areas in Activity Pro ( tm), and coding as Emotional Goal Domain.
Well Wishes in your planning!
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