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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 5th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Charlene
I am from the United States and we had someone else nursing schedule the meetings
Ha ever a few pointers because I want to the care plan meetings
You want to keep the meetings as short as possible because families members tend to talk a long time because of many reasons
One important reason is because they feel guilty and their family member in the facility complains to them by being there
Usually social service has a lot of input in these meetings because they are the ones to resolve family issues
This is not a template but it might give you some ideas
It’s for resident Council meetings
https://www.goldencarers.com/how-to-run-successful-resident-council-meetings/4215/
Also these might give you some ideas as well
https://www.goldencarers.com/pdf/3271/
https://www.goldencarers.com/get-download.php?fid=698&pid=3264
Susan 4th Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Martin
Thank you for this information
Susan 3rd Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Tina
I am not sure what you are asking
Do you want activities for someone with Parkinson’s disease??
What are his symptoms??
Susan 3rd Feb 2021 Activity Director

Mardi Gras Scavenger Hunt

Hi Katelyn
I really like this activity also
Thank you for sharing it with us
Susan 3rd Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Kelly
I do not live in the United Kingdom so I am not sure of the policy
Perhaps you can ask this question in our Facebook group
https://www.goldencarers.com/activities-for-seniors-facebook-group/4782/
Susan 2nd Feb 2021 Activity Director

Forum

Hi Nancy
What a great idea
We have done this during Nursing Home Week
Thanks
Susan 2nd Feb 2021 Activity Director

The Great Australian Dunny

Thank you also Lorraine
Susan 2nd Feb 2021 Activity Director

The Great Australian Dunny

I agree Kerry
Poetry like music is good for stimulating the brain of those with dementia
Thank you for sharing this
Susan 2nd Feb 2021 Activity Director

Twister with a twist

Hi Jim
Thank you for sharing this I am sure others can use this or modify it to fit the needs of the crowd they are with
Susan 1st Feb 2021 Activity Director

Find The Hidden Objects - Library

Hi Angela
It sounds like a good idea as long as the residents can see it
I think helping each person is great
Then when everyone is done you can compare what each has
Help