I just recently joined this site also and let me tell you it is WONDERFUL!!!! I am an activity director at a senior center and not only do our older seniors enjoy it but we also have a group respite program geared towards participants with dementia and Alzheimer's, that respond really well to the trivia/quizzes that the website offers. I am so thankful to have this site as a resource to assist with enhancing their quality of life!
I was wondering if lifestyle staff in other aged care facilities are expected to assist residents at meal times who require full assistance.
I would appreciate your opinions and thoughts on this
Yes we help with breakfast, and I include this as part of my 1:1 with a High Care Resident. I have also found that by us helping it has narrowed the barrier between Nurse's and activity staff, and they are more willing to help us when needed. All Activity staff should have gone through a feeding orientation before starting by their educator before starting.