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  2. Hi. Here is one you can download as a sample , It will give you an idea of what to plan and how to display it. hope this helps, Thanks Pennie
  3. I am a new Activity Director I received my certifications about 4 months ago 😁😁😁😁😁.I was worrying if some of the Activity Director on here wouldn't mind sharing their calendars with me. I just need some examples of the structure how to create an ideal calendar. Thanks everyone in advance. My email address..is mrs.anitamcdowell@gmail.com
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  5. MultiDepartmentalForm.pdf View File File imported by an administrator Submitter Pennie Submitted 12/05/2011 Category Newsletters, Calendars, Forms, Puzzles, PrintOuts, FunFacts  
  6. Try not to over think it.. I had a couple of changes that always saved me, One was, I talked my admin into paying me to create my calendars and newsletters at home on my computer. He approved 6hrs a month on my check and that helped. Second was , when I created my activities calendar, I printed one extra for each resident, On the extra copy I would put a blank so that I could put a residents name and room number on the copy. In your case I would end up with 89 resident calendars in a folder, stapled together, that would go to each activity. Each resident in attendance would have their calendar activity highlighted to show attendance, non attendance due to vistor, participation level Red Green Yellow highlighters add a Blue and make your own color legend. Its a fast way to document who was in attendance, include notes. At the end of the month you have your attendance records and data for your careplan and progress notes. Each calendar for each resident in the folder will reflect the entire months attendance with notes, most can be documented with a quick swipe of the marker Here's a sample 3200.docx hope this helps Pennie We create a monthly calendar and newsletter available for download each month. Its a Membership, 9.95 month. http://activitycompanion.com You can use Printmaster or OnlyOffice free online to load our templates and edit to fit your facility.
  7. Hello! I am currently working at an ADHC facility in California. We have 84 participants on roster, and average between 68-70 daily. I have no program aides to help me with the paper work. I am trying to find a more efficient way to do my flow sheets as it currently takes my whole day just to finish them for the day, and unfortunately, I cannot do this as I am responsible for quarterlies, six monthly care plans, initials, designing and executing activities calendar for two groups, and other things like party planning and decorating. I am drowning here, and my boss can't/won't hire anyone else. Any tips or templates on how I can make my daily flow sheets less time consuming? Thanks everyone!
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  12. Are you currently a CNA? We have many students converting from the nursing department to the activity department. It is an easy transition for most as they are already familiar with the facility, residents and daily schedule. We hear many reasons for the change of position when talking with our students. Among the listed reasons: Job Burnout Want More Involvement with Residents Better Work Schedule Have a More Creative Calling This is in no way an exhaustive list. However, it sheds some light on the thought process. Perhaps you are a CNA and have been feeling the need to make some changes for similar reasons. According to our MEPAP instructor, Kathy Hughes: NCCAP has rewritten the Certification requirements over the last year to make the transition easier. A new Track 4 was introduced to allow the NCCAP applicant to apply additional work experience in place of college credits, and requiring only a high school diploma or equivalent to apply for Certification. Here are the requirements for specific to experience in the NCCAP Standards: Applicable Work Experience A. Activity Professionals Certification i. 50% of work experience must be directly working with activity programming and documentation ii. 50% can be indirectly working with activities, ie Restorative, CNA, Dietary Aide, Rehab., etc. iii. 30% of this experience can be volunteer work with individuals across the continuum of care. NOTE: NCCAP will require an official letter from the facility typed on letterhead stating the hours accumulated. ENROLL NOW! Download the Enrollment Packet for the MEPAP 1 Course for complete details. MEPAPEnrollPack.pdf BUY NOW! ENROLL NOW! 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. Activity Directors are the key to creating environments that we ourselves would be excited to live in. We envision facilities that feel like homes, not institutions. Facilities that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe providing the best education available, with the most talented teachers we can find, 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 © 2019 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved.
  13. ActivityDirector.org has CE Courses Online. NCCAP PreApproved
  14. Giving Back: A Year of Charitable Activities Meaning and purpose in one’s life must be created and encouraged through selecting experiences and activities that feed the soul. To be in need is one of the most motivating factors in longevity and feeling joy. Being an Activity Director is in itself such a choice. We all seek to be of service. Perhaps the biggest barrier is not knowing where to start in this quest. This workshop is full of activity ideas to set you up for an entire year of charitable activities! Ongoing Activities are presented to guide you in creating activities that stretch out over the year, ensuring a more personal and lasting contribution to your community. Monthly Activities are provided to encourage fresh ways of giving back more frequently. I am certain you and your residents will make a real impact on the lives of those around you. Topics Covered: Health Benefits of Giving Ongoing Activities Monthly Activities Start Your Own Charity Ongoing Activity Example Pen Pals Program Summary: Create a Pen Pal Program where your residents can exchange letters, pictures, etc. with residents from another facility. Directions: Have all interested residents sign up so you have a head count. Create a form for each participant to sign stating they understand and agree to not use offensive language, inappropriate storytelling, and anything else you wish to use for your guidelines. Be sure and note in the form that you reserve the right to read any of their material for assurances if need be that way no one feels violated in the event you need to check. Once you have your list complete call some of your neighboring facilities and get your fellow Activity Director on board to do the same. You can then match residents at random and let the fun begin! Variation: Try creating the program with residents from a facility in a faraway state. This will allow for more interesting exchange of information. If your residents need help getting going you and your fellow Activity Director could come up with specific topics to cover for each given writing period. Topics can include childhood, first love, best friends, big adventures, parenthood, etc. Some of your residents may want to participate but are unable to physically write their letters. Ask some of your residents to volunteer their time and help them write their letters. Monthly Activity Example April National Pet Day - Few things break my heart quite like seeing an abandoned animal with no home to call their own. There is something about their innocence that makes any pain inflicted on them simply unbearable to me. You don’t have to be an animal lover to experience the desire to assist our fellow creatures. I am sure many of your resident’s feel that exact same way. There are some ways you can help that seem obvious, such as volunteering time at a shelter or donating animal food and toys or homemade dog biscuits to your local ASPCA, but there are also some ways you may not have thought about. I certainly didn’t until I was researching the topic for this course. These include: Recycle - Recycling your trash prevents it from filling a dump that then encroaches upon the natural habitat of countless animals. Don’t Litter - keeping your trash in cans and picking up other people’s litter prevent animals from ingesting any poison or choking hazards. It also prevents it from clogging up any waterways that are used like highways for creatures. Plant Native - Planting native plants all around your facility ensures that your local wildlife will thrive in their natural habitat. Not Tested on Animals - Make a policy to not purchase stuff for your department that has been tested on animals. Fresh Water - Make sure there are plenty of outside locations that provide fresh water for birds and such. Whichever avenue you choose to take be sure and create an educational activity around it where you can impart some wisdom about the animal/s you are trying to help. Knowledge is key and makes it harder to ignore those in need. This is true no matter the topic. Giving Back: A Year of Charitable Activities 5 CEs for $49.95 BUY NOW! BUY NOW! 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. Activity Directors are the key to creating environments that we ourselves would be excited to live in. We envision facilities that feel like homes, not institutions. Facilities that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe providing the best education available, with the most talented teachers we can find, 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 © 2019 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 2010 US HWY 190 W Ste 120 Livingston, Texas 77351
  15. Can anyone help me with the MEPAP1 Finals assignment that we have to go on message board and then set up a chat date? This is my first time doing this and I have no clue what I'm doing lol
  16. Has anyone used Rendever? We are looking at purchasing the virtual devises but they are expensive $$$. Has anyone used it? what are your thoughts? Worth the money??
  17. I took my final last week an got an 86. Im ok with it but would have liked to get a 90 or above. I have a hard time reading questions correctly and that was my issue but either way im proud of how far ive come since starting this and all the knowledge I learned that I will apply to my work.
  18. Hello Everyone, I'm getting a late start on the introduction but my Name is Bryan P and I am an activity coordinator in an Adult day health program in Peabody Ma. We are the only Adult Day Health Program in the State with a medical model that is located out of a Senior Center. We specialize in Dementia and Alzheimer's Care. We are open Mon-Fri 8-4. I have 6 CNA's whom I manage and they assist me in the activities programming throughout the day. I like to offer a wide variety of activities for our Participants throughout the day, but mainly our program consist of Recreational/Physical, Music, Cognitive and Memory Based activities. I am proud to be a part of this program. I am currently finishing my Mepap 1 certficiation. I have learned so much through this. If you are debating on taking this course, Absolutely TAKE IT!! Outside of being an Activities Coordinator, I love spending Time with my Daughter and Wife. We are also expecting our Second child April 22nd 2020. I am a part time Firefighter and EMT for my town in which I work about 24 hours a week. I am busy guy to say the least but I am happy and enjoy all that I am doing. Thank you for taking the time to read this. Feel free to reach out anytime with questions about anything I posted. Bryan Pasdon BPasdon@peabodycoa.org
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  20. 1Your Rights and Protections as a Nursing Home Resident View File These are the Resident Rights as outlined by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid CMS.gov They pertain to Skilled Nursing Facilities , Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Adult Daycare etc. Print these out and make sure your residents know their rights. Submitter actnet Submitted 12/07/2019 Category Activity Director Documentation & Regulation Forms  
  21. Activity Directors Network Online Classroom Visit ActivityDirector.org or call us at 1.888.238.0444 Our Online MEPAP Classes start Tuesday January 7th 2019 We are now enrolling! Activity Directors Network is the premiere online provider of the MEPAP classes with almost all of our students passing the NCCAP national exam. We have taught students from all 50 states, Canada and England. Activity Directors in Long Term Care, Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities, Adult Daycare, Swing-Bed Hospital Care, Recreational Care and PACE programs can take the NCCAP MEPAP Courses. Our MEPAP 1 is the most widely accepted Activity Director Training course in the US. Make sure your Activity Staff is qualified before your next Survey, The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (cms.gov) State Survey of Senior Care Facilities follow Federal Regulation F680-F679, Surveyors Guideline In most States this course meets all of the Minimum State Requirements under Federal regulation F680, Check with your State Regs and your facility for any additional Continuing Education requirements. ------------ Taking a course Online is a very interactive way to learn. Not only do you benefit from a professional Activity Director Instructor, You also share the knowledge and networking with your entire class. Our Classrooms Lead Instructor: Kathy Hughes ADC , has over 40 years of teaching the NCCAP Certification course experience, as one of the original MEPAP Certification Training Course Authors, Kathy has the "know how", the experience and the resources to train you and your staff to provide innovative activities to your residents as well as learn about the regulations that effect the delivery of activities. Our Guest Instructors - Swing-Bed Specialist, Ruth Martanis - Adult-Day Health Specialist, Celeste Chase, AC-BC, ACC, CDP, CMDCP Once you experience the Online Classroom setting you'll wonder why you didn't try this sooner. ----------- The 24/7 Chatroom and the Class Forum are just two of the ways each and every Student can reach out to the entire class to either ask for help, offer some advice or share their particular journey with the class. You will enjoy networking with activity professionals who share their ideas and knowledge throughout the course. Our online class lasts 4 months, a 180hr course, 90hrs Class Study/90hrs of Practicum (Fieldwork). ** Cost is $600 - Payment Plans are available. "If your facility is paying, simply sign our Purchase Order Agreement to verify payment, and start the class , we will wait on a Check . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ask about our "Self-Paced Format" that will allow you to expedite the training or extend it out for a year to help accommodate a busy life..... !! To Get Started : visit ActivityDirector.org download the MEPAP 1 Enrollment Packet fill out the enrollment forms + purchase order if applicable. fax them in and you're ready to go. (fax 1+866-405-5724). Enrollment Packets >> click here>> 🔻MEPAP 1 🔻 MEPAP 2 ---------------------------------------- ** Click HERE to have the Enrollment Packet emailed to you. ---------------------------------------- Be sure and use our "Military Family Discount" $100 off any Military family EZ Payment Plans Available , use the Make a Payment option on https://activitydirector.org - Call or email us to set up a plan that will work for you! Email Us - admin@activitydirector.net 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. Activity Directors are the key to creating environments that we ourselves would be excited to live in. We envision facilities that feel like homes, not institutions. Facilities that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe providing the best education available, with the most talented teachers we can find, 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 Our Network, Pennie The Behavioral Health Programming Guide is a "Must Have" for your facility. Not only does this comprehensive guide explain the new Behavioral Health Regs But it lays out a plan of action to keep your entire facility in Compliance. Learn to evaluate your residents for the most common BH issues Learn to classify and develop activities and careplans with measurable goals. Most of all make sure your facility is BH Ready for your next State Survey $14.95 - in the AD Store - Digital Download
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