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Sonia 26th Nov 2012 Activity Assistant
I work with a client that has little or no vision, is hard of hearing and it confined to bed. I am always on the look out for interesting activities to do with her.

We have worked on her life story, do her nails and hand and foot massages, I take her outside into our garden, I try to get her to fold "washing" for me, we have a box of rice that she gets items out off and trys to guest what they are, I usually try to read something to her, (local paper, poetry, jokes ect), although she does not always hear what I am saying, her sense of smell and taste is not so good either, I am running out of ideas, and she sometimes appears bored. Any suggestions?

Thanks for all the other ideas you have, I am always keen to see what new items you have. Keep up the good work
Solange 27th Nov 2012 Diversional Therapist
Hi Sonia,

Depending on the level of education she has, you could do quizzes, riddles, crosswords, and other 'word' games. Also make a few 'Who am I?' riddles involving staff or other people in your workplace that she has some rapport with e.g. gardener, visiting doctor, manager, volunteers.

Hollywood quizzes from her era may be of interest and another activity that rarely fails to succeed is unravelling a knitted jumper and wrapping the yarn for craft or re-knitting.

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