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Hi, Any advice appreciated. I'm the activities coordinator in a nursing home. a few of my 'more able' group are poor sighted, the only thing I can do for the whole group is quizzes. Can anyone suggest
Love next years calendar. Lots of ideas. If printing just have to change Melbourne Cup to Tuesday from Wednesday. Keep up the good work/.
Hi All, We hold a Staff, Residents and Relatives Meeting every 6 months at our facility and I like to run an activity afterwards including the family members. Last meeting I ran an activity on remini
Hi there, I am working in a residential facility with residents who 90% of them are in princess chairs, or wheelchairs. They have been use to not doing anything meaningful so have become very institut
Hello. I have a question. How do you deal with wanting to quite working as an Activity Director because you are so burned out and the staff seems like they just don't care. I love my residents and my
Hello I\'m some what new to the adult day center..looking for ways of setting up my member\'s admission book...labeling etc.
Hello All ~ I want to play charades with my groups of residents. Some have dementia, and others are confined to wheel chairs. Any suggestions to making it work? It needs to simple!
I hope you learned something about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur from this article https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-celebrate-rosh-hashanah-and-yom-kippur/5153/ I learned something I did not kno
Dear Golden carers and all fabulous people . It would be very kind if some one could help me how to write a progress note for a client's lifestyle . I would love to learn so I can do a proper job af
Hi, I have been having issues with caregiver support and engagement. I was looking to get feedback from other Life Enrichment Coordinators about their relationship with caregivers and how they help
Hi there, May I request if we can have a proper education regarding writing a care plan and progress note. so I can learn these important things. regards,
Has anyone had any success with twiddlers for stressed/anxiety sufferers?
I am looking for some ideas for guest speakers, the facility has very able people right through to those who require memory support. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
We are a High Care Facility and would like to implement a "Happy Hour Program". Could anyone please give me some advice how to implement this. Thanking you in advance
Has anyone ever done a show day. We are planning one for October. Having 3 side show games. Makking up sample bags. Some how would like to do fairy floss anyone have any ideas. Thanks
Hi Karin, I would be greatly interested in starting a pen/pal email relationship . I work in a facility that has 90 residents.I would have to check with work but if we good get a draft plan done on h
can anyone out there please let me know if the Focus on Activity mag is still going.
We play Bingo twice a week for a small chocolate prize. The residents would like to play more often, they are even willing to play without any prizes but we have been told (by a staff member) that it
Hi....has anyone tried the software that is available on this site. I was thinking of doing the 30 day free trial... thanks
Hi Tina You have a lot of good ideas here that would work. Tell the residents, you were given some suggestions as to what to do. Let them decide. Allowing residents to have a say help them improve
Hi everyone, I'm with Life Enrichment for Memory Care and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas/suggestions for birthday celebrations in memory care. There are about 20 residents in MC currently
Has anyone done a "musical chairs" version with seniors in wheelchairs? Wondering if that might be a fun activity. Of course, I think it would be best if each resident had someone pushing their wh
Hi Everyone, I am looking for an Activity on a Sunday afternoon 1pm - 2.15pm in our (High Care section) I know I shouldn't segregate, as it is now known as "Ageing in Place". We have Sing-along after
Happy Hour - does anyone have any experience / suggestions / precautions about setting up a happy hour at a retirement centre for dementia?
HI Everyone, I am planning to have circus theme party in memory support unit. I need to invite one of the following: •Jugglers •Clowns •Stand-up Comedians just wondering if anybody got...
Hi! I have never had to do a budget before at the place I work, but due to a restructure in the company I have been asked to do a budget. Has anyone got any hints they can share with me and maybe a sp
Hi All! At my assisted living facility we have a resident turning 100 at the end of September! This is the first 100th birthday at this facility, and I am wondering what you guys do to celebrate? We w
I have only just found you and I have been overwhelmed by the content. A week ago, I was contemplating leaving my job because I was just running out of ideas and I was getting bored doing the same ol
I am having a build a burger for our next get together. Does anyone have a game or trivia quiz about burgers we could play after dinner?
My husband is at home. He is not mobile except for transfer, cannot see well and has use of one hand or arm only. He cannot draw or write.He gets a little confused at times though can be alert, but it
I was wondering if anyone charges residents for activities such as Bingo, Bus trips, Pamper etc. And if so, how much? Am new to position and need to know how to cover costs for all the activities and
Hi.... We are reviewing our admission process. Has anyone got any good ideas for information gathering, and paperwork that would be required..............thanks
Hello, I'm a new activity director and I have found Golden Care to be very helpful. With National Assisted Living Week coming up next month I have been ask to put something together or staff and resid
Hi all, I'm looking for a simple harvest themed craft for a banner or poster, any ideas please?
Hi everyone, i was wondering if anyone had any links or ideas for short stories for book reading with residents. im finding it hard to find short stories that are appropriate and that are not kiddish.
im after a activity for a lady that used to be a midwife and wont sit down any ideas would be welcomed
Could someone suggest activities and/or outings for a small group of elderly clients (some with dementia). It consists of mostly men who don't like to participate in activities or craft, and women who
I am wanting to buy the Sonas CD for our memory support unit. I have looked online and google with out much success. Is the actual CD called Sonas? Does anyone have a link as to where I can purchase t
Trying to think of inexpensive prize ideas for my residents other than candy/toiletries. Suggestions? Also, is there anywhere I can purchase them in bulk?
Looking for cooking ideas with Dementia residents, held at night after dinner. Needs to be no-cook or microwave only and immediate serve. Eg Chocolate Strawberries, Mini Pavs, fruit drinks. Any ideas
Hi everyone I hope your day going well. I recently purchase 2 tablet to use as 1:1 activities, but before I start implementing the use of the table. I need to develop a policy and procedure for the us
I need some help. I have a resident who is legally blind in one eye and can't see very well in the other. This resident has Alzheimer's; however is very high functioning. I need activities that I can
Hello everyone. I need some ideas for my pureed and mech soft snacks for activities. Like resident's that eat regular food are able to eat chips, dip, ice cream and so on. For pureed and mech soft I b
Hi Does anyone have some really good activities I need to give my manager 10. I am looking for different programs anyone done anything great lately and can share with me. thanks so much mel.
Hello, Just wondering on ideas for fathers day gifts for Male residents in aged care facility. under $10. Thank you.
First of all let me start by saying I really enjoy Golden Carers. This is the best website I have found. I have a resident who wanders. He will not sit still. I have tried everything to get him involv
Tnank you so much for the Evaluation sheet, it looks so simple, I thought I would have to ask each person a whole list of questions about the activities involved
For those who asked: Activity Evaluation Form This comment from Solange is good https://www.goldencarers.com/comments/12553/ Here http://www.humankinetics.com/excerpts/excerpts/selecting-activi
Dear Golden Carers let me start by saying you are a fountain of valuable information so a big Thank You. Question: Do you or anyone have any info on "Advocacy on behalf of the older person/s"