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Good morning all, we are a high, high care home, a lot of our clients are unable to talk any longer or actively participate in activities due to limitations with arms, and hands. I'm needing some idea
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.
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
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
We are an assisted living facility with a number of residents with macular degeneration. Does anyone have suggestions for purposeful activities that would work for this popualtion?
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
Hi there! Our community just opened and we are making welcome baskets for our residents. I am including change of address forms, I've Moved Postcards with their new address, dining hours, manager info
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
Hi, I am looking at purchasing a mobile trolley for storing a lot of our activities equipment in (eg arts and craft equipment, sporting equipment such as bowls set, balls and other things like board
Hi all, Just wondering if you have an audit form/template we could use for activity reviews here in our nursing home.?? Thanks,
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
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?
Thanks for accepting me into the group. I am a carer for my husband he is end stage kidney failure diabetes and has a false leg. So it is hard at times. I try and make a life for myself and joined th
I became a volunteer at our local hospital at the age of 85 !! and thank you so much for the wonderful ideas you give which are so good when I take the group work . I had been there as a patient in
I invited my Resident for a short walk outside & around the facility. We would stop & sit for 5 minutes on a lovely sunny day,.I would say to her "My eyes are shut......lets tell each other what we c
Hi there I am after some really easy templates for my residents in "high" care to paint (I know I shouldn't say that) but
Hello everyone. I am reaching out because I am at a loss in my current facility. We have a mixture of independent, assisted living and palliative care. I have tried so many different activities, bu
Hi, I am after suggestions for project ideas we can do in our men's club. Currently our men's club is very quiet and we are struggling to come up with ideas of things to do during our time. I was
Hi Everyone! I work at an a retirement home, and my clients are all in the independent living building (~60). I have a good core group who do most things on the calendar, however it is hard to engage
I have recently started volunteering at an assisted living facility which provides very few activities for the residents. Most of the residents return to their rooms after eating and nap or watch tel
Looking ahead to August, National Watermelon Day: obviously eat! National Lighthouse Day: Arm Chair travel video on history of lighthouses, I am in Oklahoma so there aren't any near us! National
Hi everyone, My manager has asked me to plan a week of activities for aged care week involving staff and residents in mid august but my brain just can't function. Any ideas would be great. Thanking
Please give us practical ways and means to increase members at our centre. Thanks!
With residents only able to use one hand does anyone have a solution to assist with beading. That is holding the wire in place whilst threading. 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
Hi there, I was wondering if someone knows of where I can get a template of a Care Plan to complete for an assessment I am doing! Thanks :-)
Hi all, I work in a long term care facility. We are looking for ideas for starting intergenerational programs and activities to get more youth into our facility. Any one have any ideas?
Hi.... We are reviewing our admission process. Has anyone got any good ideas for information gathering, and paperwork that would be required..............thanks
I am after some tips on the on going process of evaluating activities. I would like to evaluate activities 3 monthly. Does anyone have such a form or any ideas they could share on this please.
hello to ALL I'm asking for your MARVELOUS help... At moment I'm working with a person with high level of Dementia ... reluctant to go outside and visual impairment... please help me think of activi
Hi. I wondered if anyone could recommend a book of short stories for the elderly. My residents love being read to but I am running out of ideas. Many thanks
Hi Sunya, you could try placing a bedside table in front of her so that when she leans over she has somewhere to rest. She may not lean over the table if there is something to look or do such as a mag
What about Christmas in July for the July Calendar. Its pretty big over here in Australia. Everyone celebrates it here.
Hi All, I'm trying to figure out a good group activity for our father's day party coming up this sunday. I work at a dementia care facility and many of my residents can no longer read or talk muc
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, Im having trouble with motivating residents, homes are quite hot and when its hot outside also it seems to send them all to sleep and its very hard to get them motivated without them having cha
Golden carers is just wonderful. An amazing resource shared all over the world. I use Golden carers on a daily basis and added with pinterest, It just makes my job that little bit easier on those days
I have to do an in service at my company for next month. I want to make it fun and right to the point, about why activities are so important to our residents. Got any ideas?
I would appreciate any suggestions on doing collage activities. I have some great canvases to paint for the background. The residents have limited fine motor skills and varying levels of Dementia.
Hi Firstly I would like to say thank you for all the ideas and resources. I have recently started doing activities in a home for Dementia residents in England most of whom have very little cognitive
Hey everyone, I just checked in to see what everyone else is doing for Matariki and noticed it wasn't on the Calendar. We are making a weekly flavoursome soup to share. Does anyone else have any other
hello everyone! I want to know if you have any ideas of activities for the elderly that have early to middle stage Alzheimers?
I'm looking for suggestions for board games to play with people with low/moderate dementia. I'm currently playing Monopoly Junior and Scrabble Junior. We play "regular" Yatzee, UNO, and Left Right C
Hello, I am located in the South East of Melbourne. Does anyone know of any services offering a kiosk type shopping trolley to visit our facility? Recently the woman offering this service to our 3 fac
Hi I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a ready made crossword suitable for the seniors themed on Britain or royalty for this coming queens birhday weekend. Many thanks Jo
Looking for ideas around Weddings. I am thinking of getting our residents wedding pictures and having us all share all about getting married. I thought about a wedding gown fashion show, guesss who
Hello all! I am writing to ask about ideas of what to do during a coffee social. We play bingo twice a week, and after bingo we always have a coffee social. On Fridays along with our coffee we have