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Susan

Activity Director From Nevada, United States


About Susan: Susan Berg is a freelance writer, retired healthcare professional, retired Activity Director and current writer for several senior care e-magazines with more than 20 years of experience working with Senior Citizens and eight years experience writing for a number of publications. She is the author of a book for those with dementia and their caregivers. Susan has two blogs about activities for seniors and information vital to all wanting to know about dementia. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and North Shore Community College.

Senior Citizens
Susan is an expert on senior citizen issues. She is currently a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant(COTA). In this role, she has worked with senior citizens. Susan is an expert on adapting and modifying activities so that seniors can participate in them. She spent twenty years as an Activity Director in nursing homes. She devised, planned, coordinated, and facilitated stimulating activity programming. Also she designed a program for homebound senior citizens. Currently, Susan shares her knowledge about senior activities on one of her blogs.

Dementia

Susan is also an expert on dementia and related issues. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner(CPD). She has participated in numerous workshops, seminars and alike where she has gained much knowledge. Her work as an Activity Director and COTA has given her much knowledge and experience in relating to individuals with dementia. Susan is passionate about sharing her knowledge. She is hopeful that people will do what they can to prevent or at least slow down dementia in themselves or loved ones. Susan has shared many tips on how to prevent dementia or slow it down on her other blog.

Feel free to visit and comment at either of Susan’s blogs at
http://activitiesdirector.blogspot.com
http://dementiaviews.blogspot.com

20 Articles   Write for Us

7 Activities

2210 Comments

Susan 30th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Wow you are very lucky John
Thanks for sharing that picture it is beautiful
Susan 29th Oct 2020 Activity Director

The Great Zombie Hunt

Hi Bill
I hope you can share what you used for zombie cards
This would be a great help to many people
Thank you in advance
Susan 29th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Thank you for this information Elisa
Susan 29th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Melbourne Cup Hat Styles Word Search

Hi Marlene
Thank you for all the word searches you have shared
Susan 29th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Sounds like fun Rebecca
Thank you for sharing
Susan 28th Oct 2020 Activity Director

The Benefits of Coloring-in for the Elderly

This post is for Nancy Riel where do you live Nancy so I can send you to the appropriate location because different communities have different art contest so if I knew your community I could direct you to the right contest
Susan 27th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Two Minute Activities for Dementia Care

Hi Carol
What a great idea
Thanks for your input
Susan 26th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Canvas Creative Group Project

Hi Elsie
This article will help

https://www.goldencarers.com/identifying-needs-of-clients-entering-long-term-care/3331/
This article will help also

https://www.goldencarers.com/the-importance-of-documentation-for-activity-directors/5577/
You may want to use the tool kit

https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/plans/
Many places have their own forms which you must use
If you need more help let me know




Susan 26th Oct 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Jan
There is now a template for a care plan on calling Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-write-a-care-plan/3249/
Look at the end of the article
I’ll say you could use the tool kit
https://toolkit.goldencarers.com/plans/
If you still need help let me know
Help