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Ema

Activities Coordinator From England, United Kingdom


About Ema: I am an activities co ordinator for a nursing home, majority is is advanced dementia. I Love the role. it gives me purpose and gives the residents a good quality of life.

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Ema 21st Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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I don't know what it's like outside the UK, but what when I started my role was introduce myself to all the local businesses and explained what I did and hoped they could help for events coming up. I sent them and events calendar for the year, this included fairs, coffee mornings trips planned and explained without outside help all these very small but essential for their self esteem and mindset wouldn't happen. It worked we had the fire brigade police attend the fairs we had what ever relatives help and contribute. We do a raffle carvery few weeks depending in the time of year and that raises funds. In the UK we have local councils that assist from their budgets or contribute. Good luck
Ema 21st Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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I find that any volunteers that come in usually find the ones they for with. I think it's a great idea to encourage this. It's hard trying to assist someone that you cannot lend yourself fully too. But over time we do find that one volunteer that can just open up the door.
Ema 21st Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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Good idea Kim, what I did was looked at his past history of what he used to do this may be in his file or a family or friend member have a chat with them and see what you can do to reintroduce. One gentleman that I help is i have asked for help in filling bird feeders I bring in the empty feeders and fill them with seeds. Then place them where he can see them. I tend to do this once a week, there for sometimes in empty them out and start again.
Ema 21st Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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I decorated the room with green and gold as you see they were by the window and the sun rays were hitting the gold and they were shining, I had shamrock cut out and placed on the walls and music playing in the background which encouraged singing.
Ema 21st Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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Hi guys I am in the UK I live in Wales and work in England. My residents are late dementia so i encouraged the idea of the daffodil flower. We celebrated st David's day but doing drawings of daffs and used the primary colours , yellow being one. I also had story time of st David and mentioned the castles of Wales. This is some thing that can be developed for the rest of the year.
Ema 18th Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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Here I took the laminated sheet and reinforced it with kebab sticks and we are going to hang them in a skylight to reduce sun rays in the room. Easy to do and this can be developed in so many ways.
Ema 16th Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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what you need for this project is tissue paper. I used a laminator as well. Heat the alminator up and use A4 laminating sheets. tear or cut the tissue paper into strips or shapes and place in beteen the laminating leaves before you put through the machine. it comes out the other side and you have a waterproof sheet. with colour. you can put flowers in the sheets sequens ANYTHING.
Ema 13th Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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Hi there, I have a resident that is just like yours and diversion is the way forward. I have a cuppa and a chat and talk about something that they relate to. I ask her to be descriptive on something and possibly describe a shape act. I have adapted their to using clay or play do as it is easier to manipulate.
Ema 9th Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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Hi there, my residents cannot move around and are sedentary but we do like to have a laugh we used balloon and buckets. With numbers on the residents hit the ball on and they paired up with a carer and tried to get the highest possible mark. The winner for socks and lip balm.
Ema 9th Mar 2018 Activities Coordinator

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Hi I work in a advanced dementia and end of life so majority if the residents are bed bound or limited to not walking. So I recently have made a stained glass effect with plastic a4 sheet and tissue paper. I also created a tuck chop on a basic trolley with a veg rack and introduced a till.
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