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Margo

Recreational Assistant From England, United Kingdom


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Margo 23rd Jun 2020 Recreational Assistant

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Hi Again !

I just posted something a few minutes ago about a group singing activities.What I wanted to say was how can you make this activity which we do a lot in the Residential Nursing Home for dementia a lot much more interesting ?
Margo 23rd Jun 2020 Recreational Assistant

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Hello to everyone

Just wondered if anyone has any ideas with group singing activities such as sing along karaoke just how to get the residents more interested .?

Margo 6th Jun 2020 Recreational Assistant

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Hi Susan

Thank you so much yes we have an activity course I am hoping I will be able to go on. There are 4 of us right now but one is leaving soon so will have more to do but hopefully like you say we could work together in group activities.
Margo 3rd Jun 2020 Recreational Assistant

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Hi there just wanted to ask for some feedback but I am on probation period as an Activities assistant in the Residential Nursing Home that I am working in. I have been there 3 months now I think probation period can last for 6 months. I have made several mistakes with the residents some to do with being aware of health and safety issues especially with dementia residents to be aware of what your the activities that it's safe to do such as skittles that there isn't going to be an accident etc that was one mistake I made there wasn't an accident but it's just making sure the residents are safe and you are. Baking was the other one not knowing to wear an apron and the residents and baking in the lounge on the table there was not a good idea especially also with the Crono Virus and keeping social distancing. I have appreciated the feedback and supervision periods about these issues otherwise I would just be walking in the dark.I really hope to grow an increasingly awareness working with dementia residents but it isn't just about dementia but so much more how to do things with them. I haven't had any previous training only the induction program which is for everyone to do online and each year but to do a Wellbeing or Activities assistant course would be really beneficial to learn more.If anyone has any suggestions to be ware of or advice I would be thankful.
Margo 1st Jun 2020 Recreational Assistant

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Hi Susan

Thank you so much I will be more persistent in the activities and like you not to rely too much on the residents. and let you know how it all goes.
Margo 30th May 2020 Recreational Assistant

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Hi everyone
I am working as an Activities assistant in a residential care Home I have just there for 3 months at first I felt so lost not really knowing completely what to do it's only been in the last few weeks where I have made a few mistakes that I am now getting the whole picture of what and how I need to engage with the residents. We work as a small Wellbeing team usually it's 2 of us on or sometimes 3 I am mainly with the residents who suffer with various forms of dementia which has been really difficult interesting and hard sometimes to get them all engaged. I usually have about 6 regular residents that come to the group activities such ball games karaoke. I would appreciate any further group activities ideas for dementia residents thank you.

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