How to Start a New Resident Welcome Program

How to Start a New Resident Welcome Program

User Profile By Haley Burress   United States

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New residents are a part of life for an Activity Professional. These new folks come through the doors feeling worried, dealing with serious pain, confusion, and other challenges. Here’s what you need to know to make sure everyone feels welcome and wanted.

New residents are a part of life for an Activity Professional. These new folks come through the doors feeling worried, dealing with serious pain, confusion, and other challenges. Here’s what you need to know to make sure everyone feels welcome and wanted.

In this article we cover:

  • Why you need a New Resident Welcome Program
  • How to Welcome People Immediately
  • Activity Interventions for New Residents
  • Starting a Welcome Committee
  • First Impressions Count

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Claudia 13th Apr 2019 Therapeutic Recreation
I love this idea seems so welcoming.
Cheryl-Lee 10th Apr 2019 Recreational Activities Officer
Wow all fantastic ideas, I will be printing off and take to our next meeting to share with the team. It can be so hard doing the required admission asking so many questions these are great ideas to implement and help our resident adjust to their new home.
We are all welcoming and inviting upon arrival but love the ideas that we can add.
Thankyou heaps
Cheryl-lee
Debbie 10th Apr 2019 Activity Director
I am an activity director at an adult day center, we have people for 4 to 8 hours with different stages of dementia, we play many activities we stay busy all day really no down time , I go through alot of different games. Also would like some arts and craft ideas some need to be simple yet not to simple for higher functioning clients. Thanks
Haley 9th Apr 2019 Recreation Therapist And Writer
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