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Oliver

Activity Coordinator From England, United Kingdom


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Oliver 25th Mar 2022 Activity Coordinator

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Thank you both for the advice.

Well 2 are pretty much bedbound. One no longer wishes to come down so often because of hip trouble, but shares a room with her husband. Four just like their own company, and one of those refutes to join in. Two of them can be coaxed. One is worried about a medical concern which needn’t be the biggest concern. A few vary in spending time in their rooms, depending on wellness mentally/physically.
Oliver 21st Mar 2022 Activity Coordinator

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Any advice on how you’d divide your time in this situation?

I am paid only 4 hours in afternoons. We have around 23 residents at the moment. Up until recently we had some new residents and some preferring now to spend time in their rooms.

So now the mix is almost 1/2, 1/2 of residents down in the communal lounge and in their rooms (sometimes their own choice but nevertheless everyone needs contact/stimulation).

How would you divide your time in a day/week to be fair to all?
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Oliver 1st Jan 2022 Activity Coordinator

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Does anyone have any advice on dividing afternoons only (4 hours) between different functioning residents?

I am an activity coordinator in a home with residents mostly without dementia or low level dementia. There is a couple that have higher needs, wander and are harder to engage.

The home has gotten busier recently as well. With many more residents and some that don’t like doing typical games, bingo, or puzzles etc.


The lounge is kind of split in half so it’s hard to do one activity with residents in both sides. Especially where the main television can’t be seen so easily from one side for certain activities.

A limited number spend time in their rooms and don’t come down to the lounge. The home has about 22 residents currently.
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