nurse Thank you so much for the newsletter. I am new at an activities position and am winging it most of the time. Your site is extremely helpful. My residents enjoyed the Easter craft and quiz. Regards, Bernadette
, the head nurse in charge abruptly insisted she come inside because she was going to tire herself out. The tiny lady meekly resisted. The nurse basically forced her in, walking with one hand/arm in her pants ( I still wonder whether to believe my eyes) and the other arm around the patient's midriff
CNS Diversional&Recreational Activities for the Elderly I am so pleased to find this website. I have searched for a long time for such a website. I am a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Diversional and Recreational Activities for the Elderly. I will be seeking membership. Thank you.
with the charge nurse before each shift. They can bring it up in their team meeting, and I would always have the staff to help. Though I have worked in places where the staff wasn't as engaged - In this case, I would tell and ask the aids and nurses on the floor directly, which helped build a repour with the staff, too. Susan - what a great article idea. I look forward to reading it!
mealtimes or supplements. Get the residents to make special ‘staff appreciation’ cards or do a small poster with top 10 reasons we love our AINs. Nurse’s Day has just been and gone – an ideal opportunity to show some appreciation for nursing staff. I have found nursing staff have far more consistent
Aboriginal Clapping Music Sticks Activity Director This is great on so many levels Thank you for sharing Nurse Hi everyone, The residents I work with absolutely loved this activity. They happily enjoyed dot painting the sticks in their many patterns, and then playing them. I played the theme song
therapy for one of my residents at my last work, the staff and management were the problem, i spoke to each group at their staff meetings and gave them an outline and guidelines of how to make it work without being childish, it took a lot of work everyday, several times a day to reinforce to staff how
Nurse Does anyone have photos of their armchair travel activity? And how long did your activity go for? I'm thinking of those becoming disinterested. Susan Activity Director The arm chair travel activities usually run about an hour The way to get people interested and not become disengaged
Nurse Manager hi I have two activities co-ordinators in my facility but I find they zone in on the residents who are able to participate , and give very little attention to the others especially the Alzheimer's residents. How would I address this issue. While the more alert residents are well
Amazing Trees of the World Retired Really enjoying the wealth of ideas and experiences on your site! Very glad to have this resource. Talita Thanks so much for your feedback Deirdre. Registered Nurse with todays modern technology,it's easy to forget how amazing nature is...until you see sights such as these.breath taking.Kim