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Typically I do an Annual "The IMportance of Activities and Leisure" and than additional ones for anything that I need staff educated on.. This would entail using Sensory Stimulation Kits, etc etc.
My Volunteer's are required to attend at least one Inservice Training Monthly which would entail new Policy and Procedures that directly impact them such as Hand washing, Resident Rights, Confidentiality, etc etc.
Posted 14 July 2007 - 11:39 PM
How are you. I figured it was one inservice a year but it is a great idea like you said to have various inservices on different topics. Very good about making them mandatory for your volunteers. I will have to call you and tell you about what is happening here in the valley, lol. Catch ya later. I can't wait for my class to start in a couple weeks. Yeah!!
Kevin from Turlock/OceanGuy23
Posted 29 August 2007 - 05:38 PM
Help!!! I need to do an inservice for all staff on the importance of activities. I need to do a 15 min. talk on why the aides need to bring the residents to activities. I thought I would do a game first. Any ideas would be appreciated.
Perhaps, by way of illustration, you can allow half the room to go somewhere there are donuts waiting and the other half gets stuck sitting in the meeting room - without donuts. The half without the donuts will be a little miffed - justifiably.
Sometimes, residents miss out on activities because WE (the activities department) cannot get each and every one to the activity on our own.
After the people who left to get the donuts come back, I would ask the other half how they felt about being left behind. Hopefully, you shouldn't have to CONNECT THE DOTS for everyone, but if you have to drive the point home, tell everyone that some residents are being shortchanged because there just isn't enough time for ONE PERSON to bring 30 residents to an activity.
Something like that, anyway.
Then make sure you bring in the donuts (or pizza or whatever) so the rest can have them.
Edited by eightdozenroses, 29 August 2007 - 05:40 PM.