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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

29 Activities


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Susan 20th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Hi David
Thank you for your suggestions
Susan 18th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Leanne
I hope you can help Bettie
Thanks in advance
Susan 17th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Lisa
Thank you so much for your input
Susan 17th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Belinda
I have not celebrated pride month but here are some ideas
https://www.google.com/amp/s/nationaltoday.com/pride-month/amp/
Here is a way to make a rainbow that is on golden Carers
https://www.goldencarers.com/bed-sheet-rainbow/6329/
Here is another one
https://www.goldencarers.com/making-rainbows/4663/
If you want you can add these things as part of your celebration
You have some good ideas so let us know how everything goes
Susan 16th Jun 2021 Activity Director

World Oceans Day Poster

Hi Leanne
What a wonderful post thanks for sharing it
Susan 16th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Wow Kim
I love your ideas
Thank you for sharing I’m sure they will be helpful to many
Susan 15th Jun 2021 Activity Director

Activity Goals Presentation

Hi Amanda
Would this be the same as continuing quality improvement??
If so I have some forms you can use
Susan 15th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Sandra
Unfortunately this happens
I always had an alternates
List
I had them fill out the forms and anything else you needed just in case they would go
There are usually a few residents who like to go so those would be your go to people
You could also say if someone backs out three times then it will be a while before you invite them
Make sure you talk to the trip up and have family members involved if you can
Susan 14th Jun 2021 Activity Director

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Hi Dawn
I think you need to have insurance to protect yourself
I know if you’re an occupational therapist you need to have special insurance to protect yourself so maybe you can ask somebody in this profession
Susan 13th Jun 2021 Activity Director

Getting Old Word Scramble

Wow Carmen
Thank you for sharing all these words scrambles
Help