Golden Carers has been such a help to increase the range of activity sessions that we provide. Our residents love so many of the activities that are on here. It is also lovely that we can share our own idea's to help others. I am so glad that we signed up to Golden Carers - I am always recommending it to other activity coordinators locally.
I was wondering what everyone is doing for National Nursing Home Week?
Hopefully you can get the help of other staff members
We offered the staff treats as well as the residents
I am also have activities that the residents and staff can do together an ice cream social works great
Do not forget to include the family and have a special dinner for family members residents and staff
We also played intercom bingo where the staff is assigned to a resident to help them
We gave out many prizes to both the staff and the residents
Also don't forget to have some great entertainers that week that everyone enjoys
You may want to invite members of the community to come to your facility which could be a marketing tool as well
Good luck let us know how your national nursing home week turns out
We highlight each department throughout the week and try to get the whole community involved - one year we even had the executive team in the dining room serving meals while the dining staff ate their lunch with the residents. Or on the day we celebrated the CNA's they had a fun gift or card from the resident when they went into each of their rooms at the beginning of their shifts.
Don't forget all the shifts! Our Director and DON stayed on until 11 pm to ensure that even the third shift was able to participate as they served them coffee and donuts.