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MARYANN 5th Sep 2010 Diversional Therapist/Lifestyle Manager
At present we have a fantastic activites program which we are always trying to improve our management now wants our activities staff to do PERSONNAL CARE WORK in the pm as they are short staffed does anyone else do this?? we have a 6 day a week program and provided activities on sundays also - not as formal as weekdays, l would love some feed back and some activities times/hours from other facilities and programs used HELP maryann
Solange 6th Sep 2010 Diversional Therapist
Hy Maryann, where I work we have activities shifts 7 days a week from 7:30am till 7:30pm. It is a High Care facility and we do a lot of individual activities with our clients. Massage, reading, conversation, music listening, poems, scrap book making, bean bags games, card playing, reminiscing, and many other sensory suitable activities.
margaret 30th Jun 2014 carer/activities
Hi Solange,
Just new to your site and I love all the ideas. How many staff do you have to implement your activities for 12 hours a day, that's amazing.
We only have 3 hours of activities daily, five days per week.
Sally 3rd Jul 2014
Hello Maryanne, where I work we have a large facility (approx 150 ) and have been split into High, Low and Dementia wings. The High and Low Care Activity Officers work from 10am -3.30pm Monday to Friday and the Dementia Wing Activity Officer (and Team Leader) works 10am-5.30pm Monday to Friday. I used to work alternate weekends with another RAO but our hours were reduced.
rosie 9th Jul 2014 diversional therapist
hi in the facility where i work there are 40 med to low care residents . i do the activities alone doing an 8 hr day 4 x a week .i love my job and at times i coax the pcs to get involved if only for a few minutes,
Our job is so different , and fun and engaging ,and it is always nice to have the pcs be part of that . and i know many pcs at first think my job is cruzy but until they get involved their thoughts change and generally the comment is "dont know how you do it "

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