Hello, my name is Cheryl, I work in a 25 bed CAH in Burns Oregon as a swing bed coordinator/discharge planner. I'm in my final weeks of MEPAP 1050713 and I will be looking for new ideas for activities for our swing bed patients.
I have to admit this course has been very challenging for me as the swing bed/hospital setting is very different from lets say a nursing home for example, we don't have an activity room in fact we don't have anywhere for our patient's to go except the patio outside of the cafeteria. Otherwise all activties are 1+1 in the patient's room. I do have a cart on wheels that currently holds 1 card table and 4 chairs, cards, CD player's and a variety of CD's, curlers, hairdryer, fingernail polish, puzzels, tangle therapy, table top dry erase boards with colored pens, magizines, and a kindle fire.........any suggestions? Thanks in advance!