I love this site, there is always an idea, quiz or craft that I can use or modify for my programs. After 35 years as an Activation Coordinator/Senior Facilitator, I am now semi-retired and running programs for individuals and small groups on Zoom (Mind Challenge/Theme Conversations & Your Story).
Love the forum idea and can see it being a real support to each other - wonderful to see the smiling faces, caring and positive attitudes that this field endangers!
Congratulations and thanks to the Golden Carers Team for a professional and well designed website that is internationally useful and user friendly!
Love all the great ideas. Love Golden Carers. I have used so many of your ideas since I started and all with great feedback with staff who like to join in too. What a difference I have seen in the residents, more joining in because of giving them time to express what they like to do and always offering for them to join in, whatever the activity. Having so much to offer but not overwhelming them, just a little at a time and someone will show their enthusiasm to give it a try. Thank you Golden Carers.
You should not have to go through that at your placement. YOU are NOT a paid worker and the nursing staff/lifestyle staff should be helping you.
The fact that you are going home nearly in tears is not on. They should not yell at you and especially in front of residents, other staff members and visitors. It's bullying otherwise.
I would talk to your training teacher asap and see if you can be moved on or get them to speak with the lifestyle coordinator / staff and Director of Nursing.. You should be enjoying your placement time. It is very sad also that nursing staff in most aged care facilities expect lifestyle staff to be in the lounge all the time except when on breaks.
We also get told if we are to make re arrangements because nursing staff use one of our rooms for there training that it is our problem you figure it out. Just on ending this we had a great meeting with head office and they are informing nursing staff of our position and that nursing staff need to support lifesytle more in assisting residents to activties and nursing need to help also.