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!
I am starting my new job at a brand new carehome on Monday. The first two weeks will be training.
At the moment there are no residents living in the home, but this will change mid September.
I have worked as an Activites assistant before in my last job, but this time I am the Lifesyle coordinator.
I just wondered whether you qall made your own forms for when the residents come into the home, like their life story and what their likes and dislikes are, hobbies, favourite music ans singers etc? or did you find that the company had ones already made up for you to use?
My new manager is so busy with getting the home ready to open that ive not had much time to sit and go through with her what I need to be doing.
Although the home is brand new there are other homes run by the same company.
I really want to be amazing at my new role and do everything right. I'm so nervous.
Thanks in advance
You can find some forms here: https://www.goldencarers.com/forms-templates/ - Social and Cultural Profile and other forms like an Evaluation form, Policies and Procedures Handbook, Daily and Monthly Attendance forms, Newsletter template, Healthy and Lifestyle Surveys, What to include in a staff meeting, etc.
The best of luck!
Congratulations on your new job
Solange has some great advice
One more thing you might want to do is to call another facility owned by this company and talk to the activity director to see what forms they use
Most activity directors are very helpful if you reach out to them
Just so you know being a lifestyle coordinator is much more difficult than being an activity aid
But it sounds like you are up for the challenge
Feel free to ask any questions because golden carers has many helpful intelligent members