Forum Discussion

Ask questions, share ideas and support one another.

Joanne 13th May 2018 Nurse
Hi. I have just started at my local nursing home and was wondering what others have found that works and what doesn't work in other centres as far as activities go. Thanks
Solange 14th May 2018 Diversional Therapist
Hi Joanne. Unfortunately, there is no ‘one size fits all’ in relation to activities. The best activities are the ones patronized by your clients. That’s why it is so important to offer an assortment of activities for them to choose from. Activities can be individual or in groups and they should stimulate the senses. Cognitive activities should include puzzles, riddles, board games and reality orientation. Physical activities should include some kind of seated exercises, like Tai Chi, or Movement to Music. You should also think of Spiritual, Creative, and Social activities that may appeal to your clients. Golden Carers has hundreds of activities with step by step instructions you could use. All the best!

Leave a comment

Create an Account to use the Forum, it's free!