I co-own and operate a small assisted living home in Pittsfield, NH (U.S.A.). We consistently seek ways to improve upon our senior activity program, providing a diversified balance of a purposeful and enjoyable time of recreation, crafting, exercise and others to reach all of our residents. I must say, it's been a challenge. This past October I began researching options online and came across your site, subscribing for a year to see what you were all about. Let me tell you, you have not disappointed! Your site is a priceless resource that we are extremely thankful for. We find a significant increase in resident participation and look forward to the new ideas that each month brings. Our residents love the changes!
Thank you for providing such creative and inspiring activities! I use Golden Carers daily and My residents love all of the quizzes and Arts and Crafts activities! Golden Carers is where I go for all of my ideas!
Have been instructed to leave items for our dementia residents to use after I have gone
home in the evening. I have done so in the past only to find pieces or items missing.
Having paid for most of the equipment and not wanting this to happen again, would like
suggestions if possible. Unfortunately, there will be occasions, when carers will have to
leave the lounge unattended, so safety is my main concern, many thanks in advance.
Do not leave things that you would be sad if they were destroyed or lost Do not leave expensive things
You can leave magazines
Decks of playing cards
Paper two fold or color
Stickers and inexpensive water soluble magic markers
Donated scarves and neckties
I am sure there are other things but you know what your residents like the best
I am curious many places do not leave Dementia residents unattended