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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

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Susan 14th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Delia
I hope others will help to you with this
I used to work at a nursing home that had 120 residents
The facility I worked for had their own assessment form which I cannot share
They actually had 15 other homes that all used the same forms
I would say 80% of the residents a long term and an assessment is done every year and reviewed quarterly
The other residents were short term and had rehab
Which could last anywhere from a few days to 100 days and then they turned into long-term care if that was the case
They tried to get as many admissions as possible usually a few a week but the more they get the more they made so they wanted as many as possible
I hope this helps and I hope others will help you also
Let me know if there’s any other questions you have for me to answer
Susan 12th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Famous Threesomes Quiz

Yes this is a great activity thanks again for your feedback Lisa
Susan 12th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Famous Foursomes Quiz

Thank you for your feedback Lisa
I agree this is a great activity
Susan 12th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Celebrity Bingo

Yes these activities are great and you can use them in so many ways
Thank you for your feedback Diane
Susan 12th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Susan 12th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Katja
Look at these suggestions made
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Susan 12th Feb 2020 Activity Director

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Susan 11th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Create Your Own Quiz!

Thanks for this information Julie
Susan 11th Feb 2020 Activity Director

Rhyming Riddles - LIGHT

Thanks for your input Jennifer
Susan 11th Feb 2020 Activity Director

7 Ways To Spice Up Your Newsletter

Thank you for your thoughts Mary
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