Thank you for all the wonderful ideas. Never disappointed when looking for inspiration when logging on to Golden Carers. We are so fortunate to have access to so many different ideas to use on a daily basis. Cannot thank you all enough for the wonderful work you do putting all those resources at our fingertips.
Raewyn Stollery Diversional Therapist United Kingdom
Golden Carers is a wonderful resource. I really like the idea that more of it is going to be in video format as this grabs my participant's attention! Even after 20 years in the activity director role, the ideas in Golden Carers are often refreshingly innovative and really useful, even on the fly. Your help is invaluable! Many thanks!
You must have a big budget which is so lucky because many do not
What about an Itouch I know it is more low tech than what you have but it's a good for a listening to music it is good for those who like something smaller than an iPad
Here are some of the articles on golden Carers about technology
They will give you some ideas
Here is another idea that might be of interest to you it's on the pricey side but some people love it
I hope this helps
And I want to tell you how lucky you are to be able to get these things for your residents
We've only just recently started incorporating technology. The iPad is a favorite though and we've gotten some wonderful use out of it when doing 1:1's, music groups, and armchair travel. It is also better to bring with you in case a scheduled activity isn't working and you want to switch it up without having to dig in the activity closet.
I think Alexa could be really helpful