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Tawny

Recreation Therapist From New York, United States


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Tawny 10th Sep 2020 Recreation Therapist

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What about a list of suggestions on what they can do for their loved one. Some families feel the need to be doing something to feel useful. Lavender lotion for hand massages
Brush their hair
Toothettes for mouth care
Bring family photos to look through to go down memory lane.
Read to them
And a book of what to expect at the end of life’s journey.
A cozy blanket
Tooth brush
Gift certificate to local pizza place or cafeteria
Coffee, tea, bottled water, granola bars

We have a small kitchen island on wheels, with a keurig, that we stock with the above items and other things. It can be rolled right into any room.
Tawny 2nd Dec 2019 Recreation Therapist

Armchair Travel to Italy

Love this... We have been doing similar armchair travels for the past couple of years. Traveled the world in a year...then Destination travel this past year (did local or United States). Provide sensory, music, educational, movies, baking/cooking programs and travel videos. Each quarter we meet with the nutrition department and plan a program we call.. the taste of (destination for that month). Nutrition provides us with either a dessert or popular dish for that destination, and recreation does the opposite. On the day of the Taste, we decorate accordingly, and sample foods, desserts and drinks based on our itinerary. Our residents have looked forward to traveling monthly.
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