listen to the resident to build trust and rapport. With a little practice, you can turn any question into an open-ended question. Hilma Nurse Hi Irini! The majority of our nursing staff were given a 3 day Dementia training by an accredited organisation. I, being a nurse can not tell how priceless
didn’t have Activity staff so I would instruct nurses to have the residents watching sport/movie on TV, Happy Hour, Quizzes, or Sing-along lead by volunteers or residents’ relatives. Nurses would supervise group as needed. Maude Leisure therapist For me, I work with the same activities on the same day
successful in a job well done. Being stretched in every direction every day is tiring me out. I feel I am failing my residents, as well as the other staff I work alongside - the care aides and the nurses. A self-assessment may be a good way to see where my strengths and weaknesses are, and adjust my time
to be copied onto cardstock. Then just color and cut the bookmarks into strips and fringe the bottoms. Yeah! Use markers, or colored pencils. This was made up as part of a home delivery art project for my adult day center, during the pandemic. You could even stamp the name of your facility on the back
Diversional therapist/Nurse Our ward had it's 35th birthday recently, we had a party and the theme was rock and roll, all the staff and most of the residents dressed up for the party.
Life Enrichment Coordinator I am looking for ideas for a gentleman in our assisted living facility who has limited movement with his hands & feet. He sits in his wheelchair most of the day and just scoots himself up & down the hallways. His cognitive abilities are limited as well but his speech
CNS Diversional&Recreational Activities for the Elderly Hi Pam. I am an activity nurse facilitating activity programmes where i work. Throughout the year we would have students on work placements and i can honestly say that they are great at assisting me. I am disgusted at my nursing colleague's
Occupational Therapist Hi everyone, Does anyone have a list of possible entertainers, guest speakers or presenters that charge a small fee, under $100. We are based in Perth, W.A. Greatly appreciated, Natasha Kim Registered Nurse Natasha,have you tried approaching local councillors,teachers,police
Name a song with a girls name in the lyrics Activity Director Geraldine I really like this idea especially giving prompts if needed Thanks Registered Nurse I will be trying this tomorrow, thank you Great idea.
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