How to Plan a Successful Family Night

How to Plan a Successful Family Night

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

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Help residents to connect with family members in a fun and pleasant way by planning a quarterly family night that everyone will love! Family nights give everyone the chance to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

Help residents to connect with family members in a fun and pleasant way by planning a quarterly family night that everyone will love! Family nights give everyone the chance to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

In this article we cover:

  • Why Family Activities?
  • Planning Ahead
  • Start with Food
  • Share an Experience
  • Keep Staff Engaged
  • Take Photos
  • Make it Tradition

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Sally 28th Aug 2018 Lifestyle Coordinator
Hi everyone, what a brilliant idea Haley, we have had a similar event for an evening with the theme being the annual State of Origin game between NSW and QLD during July, however I've found it a struggle to get afternoon care staff to be enthusiastic about keeping residents up put of bed to come to the lounge area where the TV is located, but I've got around that by asking them to bring them out in their beds! Works well! And the staff become more involved when the food comes out
Haley 29th Aug 2018 Recreation Therapist And Writer
Hi Sally! I'm glad you found a way to engage your residents and your caregivers with family events. I know it can be challenging, especially since caregivers can have a more hurried schedule when we plan special events. I have found the more you can get the buy-in from the caregivers and nurses (food always helps!), the better your event can go. Management can even schedule in a few extra caregivers for the hours of your event to provide some extra hands. Keep up the great work!
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