I completely agree with the issues with 1:1's. Its extremely difficult to get everything done with so many 1:1's. I have the same problem at my facility with residents being in bed all day long, even after cna's were asked to have them up for a certain activity. I like the idea of documenting whether the resident was out of bed or exactly what they were doing during the event. I am still working as an aide while I work towards my certification and will definitely suggest that to my director.
We offer an evening activity twice a week, usually around 6pm. The activity we usually offer is something like yahtzee, board games, card club, or bingo. I have found it to be very difficult to get much involvement after dinner time. The most success Ive had was with an entertainer coming in to sing or a coffee and newspaper chat group.