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Attention all activities directors in the Massachusetts area Boston area My name is Katherine Sally I am looking for a part time activities assistant In the nursing home 5 to 6 hours per week i have 20 years expierence in the activities assistant field I have experience working with the dementia residents in the memory care I bring the residents to the dining room I lead the residents with the activities example exercise bingo trivia I do the coffee social and refreshments and the snack social with the residents I clean and I pick up after the residents and I throw the trash away in the barrel I do one to one room visits with the residents I get the dining room ready for bingo and I bring the residents to bingo and I run the bingo games with the residents from different floors to the dining room for bingo and I run bingo with the residents in the dining room and after bingo is over I bring residents back to their floors and i go to the dining room and I put the bingo cards and the bingo chips away in the bingo bins and I put the bingo stuff on the cart and I put it away in the activities closet and sometimes i put the bingo stuff in the cabinet I do sing along trivia games and bowling with the residents in the dining room and when it is a nice day out I bring the residents outside the patio with the other activities staff outdoor games and after the outdoor games are over me and the activities staff bring the residents back to their floor and put the activities stuff away in the activities closet or cabinets I do flower arranging with the residents in the dining room I put the vases on each table in the dining room and nurses station and room to room flower arranging and after flower arranging is over me and the activities staff bring the residents back where they belong cleaned the flower arranging stuff and I picked up the trash from each table in the dining room and I threw the trash and the flower arranging pieces away in the barrel when there is a big social event example entertainment and birthday party ice cream socials I help the other activities serve the ice cream and the cake to each residents in the dining and I help the staff deliver the cake and the ice cream to each when there is entertainment I help set up and I move the tables and chairs out of the way so there is much space for the entertainer and the residents and I help the other activities assistants gather the residents and I help the activities staff bring the residents to entertainment and entertain with the residents in the dining room and after entertainment is over I bring the residents back to their floor and I go back to the dining room and I helped the other activities assistants put the table and the chairs back to their place and when there is the ice cream socials and birthday parties socials I help the other activities staff pass out the birthday cake and ice cream and refreshments to each residents in the dining room and I help the other staff cut the birthday cake and scoop out the ice cream and I help the activities staff pour the refreshments to each residents in the dining room and when there is a ice cream social I help the other activities staff pass out the birthday cake and ice cream and the refreshments to each resident room to room in their floors and when the birthday party is through i help the other activities staff bring the residents back to floors and I help the other staff picked up the trash from each table in the dining room and I help the other throw the trash away in the barrel and the ice cream social I help the other pass out the refreshments and the ice cream to each residents in the dining room and I help the staff scoop the ice cream and pour the refreshments to each residents in the dining room and I help the other staff pass out the ice cream and the refreshments to each residents room to room if the residents cannot go to the ice cream social and after the ice cream social is over I help the other staff bring the residents back where they belong and I help the other staff pick up the trash from each table in the dining room and I help the other staff throw the trash away in the barrel and I help the staff put the stuff on the cart aafter the monthly birthday parties and the ice cream socials are over I bring the cart down to the kitchen and I documented for the morning portion and the afternoon portion and I took the Alzheimer’s training and I have experience working with residents who have dementia and I do the activities with the dementia residents I pass out refreshments and snacks and coffee to each residents in the dining room and I pass out the snacks to each residents in the dining room in the dementia unit and I picked up the trash from each table in the dining room and i threw the trash away in the dining room in the dementia unit and i gather the residents I do the morning greeting and I orient the residents and tell the resident what day is it today and the date too I put the residents in the circle for exercise with music and ball toss and after I did the exercise with ball toss i put the residents back to their tables in the dementia unit for lunch and afternoon portion I spend time with the residents in the dementia unit and I pass out refreshments and snacks to each table to the residents in the dementia unit and I put the snacks and the refreshments away in the cabinets and in the fridge and I put away the snacks and the refreshments and I put the coffee back on the cart I put the residents in the circle for the afternoon activities and I run the activities with the residents in the dementia unit I do sing along i play games with the residents in the dementia unit and do bowling with the residents in the dementia unit and after I did the activities with the residents In the dementia unit I put the residents back where they belong and I put the activities supplies away in the activities closet in the dementia unit also I do the residents nails manicures I file the nails and I paint the female residents nail polish on their fingers to make them look beautiful and when it is a nice day outside I take the dementia residents outside to the patio in the dementia for some games with the residentS who have dementia and I do trivia sing along and ball toss and ballon toss with the residents and proverbs and i pass the ball around or the balloon around to each residents in the patio area In the dementia unit and after I did the games with the residents in the dementia unit I brought the residents back to the dining room in the dementia unit and I put the stuff back in the closet in the dementia area I deliver the mail to each residents room to room in each unit I do sensory with the residents who is non verbal I cannot work a eight hour shift in activities I could only work 5 to 6 hours a day part time activities assistant in the nursing home activities directors in the Massachusetts area and in the Boston area or close by if you have a opening for a part time activities assistant 5 to 6 hour shift per day please let me know right away email address is kajansal@aol.com sincerely Katherine J Sally I am capable reliable and honest
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  14. Dealing With Elderly Anger Outbursts & Hostility As healthcare professionals many of us if not all has encountered a resident that is not having a good day. It is not all that unexpected however, in our line of work to experience outbursts and hostility mood swings. They may result from dissatisfaction, poor health, stress, pain, and a loss of dignity can easily lead to surprising and potentially harmful behaviors cause undue emotional hardships on both staff and residents alike. These scenarios are emotionally stressful for all parties and may need a considerable amount of energy, patience and empathy, to redirect. Research studies report that “mood disorders are frequent in old age and their prevalence is increasing with population aging.” https://companionsforseniors.com/2019/04/mood-swings-elderly-seniors/#:~:text=Another%20prominent%20research%20study%20notes,therapy%2C%20or%20a%20medication%20regimen Getting older can magnify our unique character traits, often in undesirable ways. Someone who was crabby in their younger years may be prone to full-on bouts of range in the aging years. Unfortunately, fellow residents and our professional staff members often are the target of these outbursts, and although in many cases it may seem at times as though there was no apparent clinical “trigger” such as a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or prolonged chronic pain that may be attributed to the root cause; these behaviors are non-the-less and often enough, the most challenging to overcome. Know Your Resident That said, there are tried and true strategies and techniques that you will need to master to turn around a bad day into a pleasant (uneventful) good day. Below you can learn about several well described options that offer alternatives to reduce the tension and redirect even the most “crankiest of crannies” and help preserve your own mental wellbeing in the process. Simply stated, one of the most effective “tried and true” strategies is to know your resident. A thorough and comprehensive understanding of the elements that have potential to trigger your resident long before it leads down that unwanted behavior rabbit hole will always save the day. Clearly, this is not going to happen as quickly as one would hope for but with consistent observation/evaluation and comprehensive documentation such as Behavior Logs, will greatly identify the root cause of the problem be implemented in the resident Care Plan as Behavioral Interventions. Most importantly, be mindful to ensure that every staff member (all shifts and disciplines) are aware of these triggers. Communication and consistent unilateral Interdisciplinary staff support are major factors to this success story. Note that is can take up to “TWO” weeks for a resident to give up unwanted behavior because the behavior has become a coping pattern and is all the resident knows to find comfort. How to Handle Elderly Anger Outbursts The first step to dealing with these problems is to understand that these negative emotions are not personal. Pain and disease has an undeniably strong potential to cause very inappropriate behavior. The best strategy when dealing with difficult elders has a great deal to do with (Four C’s) - communication, clarity, consistency and compassion. Be mindful that optimum communication breakdowns between staff and resident may be further compounded by receptive and expressive resident impairments. Be consistent, repetition will enforce the concept of desired change. Cursing and Abusive Language Verbal abuse and harsh language can be an even more complicated story. Profanities that are “out-of-character” are often the result of Alzheimer’s disease, which can make it particularly difficult to manage. While there’s no cure for some conditions that present cursing and abusive language, mitigating the behavior can often be achieved by using distractions in the form of redirection. For example, divert your residents swearing bout by introducing another scenario that you are certain will be well received as more desirable and enticing by your resident. Example: “Mary I need your help today to make your favorite dessert – let’s go to the kitchen to get the ingredients ready.” Paranoia and Hallucinations Residents may believe that others want to cause them personal harm. In some instances the clinical team has already noted that the resident suffers from paranoia or hallucinations or another disorder that is a known root cause. It is not uncommon for paranoid behavior to be associated with a diagnosed disease such as Alzheimer’s disease but there are other illnesses that will also lead to paranoia. In these cases, the best solution to the problem of paranoid behavior is to try and use relaxation and validation techniques. Additionally, this may need to be combined with medication management. You generally won’t be able to convince someone what they’re experiencing is unreal, and doing so may increase the residents’ frustration or anger. Note that it is reasonable to go along with the residents’ allusion when the experience in of itself is clearly pleasant and does not have the potential to cause harm to self or others. Attentive patience and consistent caring oversight has everything to do with your residents’ success story and yours. “Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” -Walter Elliot https://www.agingcare.com/articles/how-to-handle-an-elderly-parents-bad-behavior-138673.htm https://www.griswoldhomecare.com/blog/2015/july/dealing-with-elderly-anger-outbursts-hostility/ Have a topic request or question for Celeste? Send them over to celestechase@activitydirector.org Activity Directors Network was founded in 1996 on the idea that we could help create elderly care that dramatically improved the lives of those we all serve. We envision facilities that feel like homes and that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe the exchange of education and wisdom between the most talented teachers and passionate students is the way to make an impact. Each and every single one of you are the revolution that is changing everything. Thanks for being a part of The Network. Copyright © 2022 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 2810 US HWY 190 W Ste 100-A9 Livingston, Texas 77351
  15. I have several residents that are VERY hard of hearing and blind or going blind with mild onset dementia they love to cook and needing ideas to keep them motiviated
  16. Simple Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses Icing Yields 6-8 Houses Ingredients: FOR THE HOUSES Graham crackers Sandwich-size Ziploc baggies Paper plates Candy ROYAL ICING 1 lb powdered sugar (approx. 3-4 cups) 3 egg whites ½ tsp cream of tartar (optional) Instructions To make the Royal Icing, put all ingredients in a mixing bowl and... Click Link Below for Full Recipe! RealLifeDinner.Com Gingerbread Cloud Dough Materials 8 cups flour 1/2 cup cinnamon 2 Tablespoons ginger 1 Tablespoon nutmeg 1 Tablespoon allspice 2 cups oil (you can use vegetable or baby oil) Tools Large bowl or Storage Bin Wooden Mixing Spoon Cinnamon sticks Jingle Bells Buttons Cookie Cutters Measuring cups Instructions Measure out your flour into a large bin. Add enough cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and ginger to... Click the Link Below for Full Tutorial! SugarSpiceandGlitter.Com Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Ingredients 8-1/4 oz. (1-3/4 cups plus 2 Tbs.) flour 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda 2-1/4 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp. ground cloves Pinch salt 2-1/2 oz. (5 Tbs.) butter, softened at room temperature 1/3 cup sugar 1 large egg 3/4 cup dark molasses 3/4 cup cold water For the whipped cream: 1 cup heavy cream (not ultrapasteurized, if possible) 1/4 cup maple syrup Preparation Heat the oven to 350°F. Butter an 8×8-inch cake pan... Click on the Link Below for Full Recipe! FineCooking.Com Activity Directors Network was founded in 1996 on the idea that we could help create elderly care that dramatically improved the lives of those we all serve. We envision facilities that feel like homes and that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe the exchange of education and wisdom between the most talented teachers and passionate students is the way to make an impact. Each and every single one of you are the revolution that is changing everything. Thanks for being a part of The Network. Copyright © 2021 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 2810 US HWY 190 W #100-A9 Livingston, Texas 77351
  17. Turkey Windsocks Supplies Needed to Make Turkey Windsocks: Recycled Food Can (cleaned and dried, with top and bottom removed) Brown Paint Elmer’s CraftBond Quick Dry Glue Elmer’s Medium Tip Painters Pen, Orange Large Googly Eyes Ribbons in Fall Colors Feathers, Felt, and/or Construction Paper in Fall Colors (can mix and match) Masking Tape, optional Directions: Start by painting the can brown and allowing it to... Click link below for full tutorial! HappinessisHomemade.Net How to Play Print and distribute these Thanksgiving Trivia Quiz game cards among the players along with a pen and pencil. Ask them to circle the right answer within 5 minutes. Set the timer. Ask them to put their pencils down after five minutes have passed. Check the answers using this Trivia Quiz Answer key. The person who has given all or most right answers will be the winner. Answer Key Ingredients (Serves 7-9) For the Mini Pumpkin Pies: 2 Deep Dish Frozen Pie Crusts 9 inch 1/2 cup Pumpkin Puree 1/4 cup Brown Sugar 1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup 1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice 1 Egg beaten 6 " Lollipop Sticks optional For the Glaze: 1/2 cup Icing Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 to 4 Tablespoons Maple Syrup Instructions For the Mini Pumpkin Pies: Defrost the frozen pie crusts on the counter for one hour... Click link below for full recipe! OneLittleProject.com Activity Directors Network was founded in 1996 on the idea that we could help create elderly care that dramatically improved the lives of those we all serve. We envision facilities that feel like homes and that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe the exchange of education and wisdom between the most talented teachers and passionate students is the way to make an impact. Each and every single one of you are the revolution that is changing everything. Thanks for being a part of The Network. Copyright © 2021 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 2810 US HWY 190 W #100-A9 Livingston, Texas 77351
  18. The History of Almshouses to Nursing Homes The first almshouse in United States history was founded in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1622. The original Boston Almshouse was burned down in 1682 and was rebuilt away from the heart of Boston nearly a decade later. Upon entering the almshouses in Connecticut, patients were whipped ten times. There were similar institutions developed from 1725–1773 in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, and New York. At the Pennsylvania Hospital, some "lunatics" were chained to a cellar wall or wore primitive straitjackets. One of the biggest problems with almshouses is that they were rarely self-sustaining. They were costly to run, and the capacity of the inmates to pay for their own keep by working at the farm, or working at the almshouse itself, was greatly overestimated. There were not enough staff, facilities were not kept up, and the poor kept coming. The Evolution 1860 Before the American Civil War, local officials regulated almshouses and did not ensure the people inside them were being cared for in the proper way or given the time they needed for help. It was not until the 1860s that more progressive states such as New York began to create boards that regulated, inspected, and reported on almshouses. 1884 The statistical analysis of the Massachusetts almshouses showed four in the city of Boston and 225 almshouses throughout the state. These almshouses housed nearly 7,000 people. Of these residents, 700 were believed to have a mental illness. Half of these almshouses did not house children. Almshouses were often multiple small terraced houses or apartments providing accommodation for small numbers of residents. The units may be constructed in a "U" shape around a communal courtyard. Some facilities included a chapel for religious worship. 1878 The Newark almshouse opened in September 1878 as a branch of the Syracuse State School. It was located on 104 acres of land within the town of Newark, New Jersey, and held around 853 patients. The nine dormitory buildings that housed the patients were able to hold anywhere from 45 to 130 people. There was also a small hospital within the almshouse that could hold up to 30 patients. There were not many employees, only about 110, to take care of the hundreds of young women admitted to the almshouse. Patients were committed to the Newark State School by superintendents of the poor as well as judges who declared them insane or feeble-minded in court. By the end of the 1800s, almshouses began to be replaced by asylums and institutions. Before the nineteenth century, no age-restricted institutions existed for long-term care. Rather, elderly individuals who needed shelter because of incapacity, impoverishment, or family isolation often ended their days in an almshouse. Placed alongside the insane, the inebriated, or the homeless, they were simply categorized as part of the community's most needy recipients. Centuries in the Making 19th Century In the beginning of the nineteenth century, women's and church groups began to establish special homes for the elderly persons. Often concerned that worthy individuals of their own ethnic or religious background might end their days alongside the most despised society, they established—as the founder of Boston's Home for Aged Women (1850). Throughout the 19th century almshouses were a last resort for those who were poor, disabled, and elderly. Residents experienced mistreatment, destitution, and inhumanity. Almshouses continued into the 19th century, until activists sought to remove children, the mentally ill, and the developmentally disabled from all almshouses and increase the number of institutions, hospitals, and asylums for them to reside in. In 1910 the state of Massachusetts, reported that 2,598 persons resided in such asylums. The great majority of these individuals were widowed and single women who had lived their entire lives, or at least a great proportion, as citizens of the state. Despite the name changes and the rosy descriptions that filled the institutions' annual reports, most people hardly looked upon the almshouse as a satisfactory solution to the demands for long-term care for the elderly. By the 1950s, the intent of policymakers to destroy the hated almshouse had clearly succeeded. Most poorhouses had disappeared from the landscape, unable to survive once their inmates no longer received federal annuities. As a result, and due to the lobbying of public hospital associations, Congress amended Social Security to allow federal support to individuals in public facilities. According to investigations of the industry in the 1970s, many of these institutions provided substandard care. Lacking the required medical care, food, and attendants, they were labeled "warehouses" for the old and "junkyards" for the dying by numerous critics. 21st Century In the twenty-first century, nursing homes became a standard form of care for the most aged and incapacitated persons. Nearly 6 percent of older adults are sheltered in residential facilities that provide a wide range of care. While these aging individuals no longer face the horrors of the almshouse, the development of the modern-day industry reflects its historical roots. In establishing monthly annuities for the old and disqualifying all residents of public institutions, the creators of Social Security took direct aim at the despised poorhouse. In shutting the almshouse door, policymakers gave birth to the modern nursing-home industry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Almshouse https://www.4fate.org/history.pdf Have a topic request or question for Celeste? Send them over to celestechase@activitydirector.org Next NAPT Class for Activity Director Training December 7th Activity Directors Network was founded in 1996 on the idea that we could help create elderly care that dramatically improved the lives of those we all serve. We envision facilities that feel like homes and that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe the exchange of education and wisdom between the most talented teachers and passionate students is the way to make an impact. Each and every single one of you are the revolution that is changing everything. Thanks for being a part of The Network. Copyright © 2021 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 2810 US HWY 190 W Ste 100-A9 Livingston, Texas 77351
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