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  1. You must be a CTRS (Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist, certified from the NCTRC It is billable time for recreation Therapy, prescribed by a doctor, you must have doctor's orders to fill out the minutes if you are not providing therapy, you fill out all zero's Check with your MDS Coordinator if you or someone in your building is a CTRS then it has to be perscribed by the doctor, like pt/ot would it is 1:1 a prescribed therapy If you are an ADC, you cannot claim this, and you fill out all zeros Hope this helps you
  2. Hi Robin, Sure, log onto my website, program ideas page for instructions on the floats! Have fun and good luck! http://www.activityworkshop.com
  3. We start our New Year's Eve party with a lunch at 12:00pm, followed by ringing in the new year in each country (all times through-out the day) Followed by everyone dressing up, and having a New Year's Eve Parade, we make our own floats out of tissue paper and card board boxes, and residents are invited to parade room to room in the facility wishing bedbound residents a happy new year, we bring a radio with us playing party music, and then we have a group activity in the recreation room about resolutions, we nominate a Mr and Mrs New Year to kick off the party with live entertainment, glow s
  4. because of fire , as I'm told,codes we have to limit guests, I feel terrible about this, but what can I Do? Do you charge too? I feel it is kind of tacky, but this is the way they have always done things and introducing new ideas is a challenge as I'm sure you know!!!!!! But Thanks for the info!!!!
  5. Does your facility invite guests? We do , but must limit it to 2 guests per residents (due to space) and we charge a fee of $10. This year we are adding in a cocktail party the night before at no charge for those families who cannot attend on Thanksgiving Day
  6. not for that but I found this day in history http://members.aol.com/TeacherNet/Todayin.html
  7. I just decided to build a web site and try to get my consulting business started for some extra money, has anyone done any consulting? What did you charge per hour? I live in a suburban area in ny which doesn't seem to have any online websites or consulting experts! I would appreciate any feedback my website is www.activityworkshop.com you probably have to cut and paste or manually type it into your browser I would love any feedback regarding consulting and if it is worth the time and energy http://www.activityworkshop.com/My Webpage
  8. I was wondering with all of you brilliant activity professionals, how you keep your in services from becoming dull, and half the staff sleeping! We have already done role playing etc. Any new ideas out there?
  9. After lunch, we started a mini support group run by an activity staff member and co led by a resident we talk about the first time they came to a nursing home, etc to help the new residents get to know one another and vent any feelings they have, we do this twice a week on the other days, we put on "Radio Days" old time radio shows and they love it, they gather around our replica Crosby Radio and listen to the radio shows of long ago!!!! You can obtain them online or from barnes and noble online , even local libraries
  10. At my very first nursing home job, fresh out of college, one of our senior rec staff members was out sick, He used to put in a weekly adult video for a gentleman resident in his room, but do to his disability he could not use the VCR himself, since he was out sick I had to go in and put on this adult tape for this man, I was so embarassed, but was reminded it was a resident right, and although morally I do not agree with adult videos, I did it. The rest of the day I felt so awful! I remember going home and talking to my mom about my new job, and when she asked me what did I do at work today
  11. DianeCDP

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    boy, oh boy I have been in your shoes! First Don't Give up Second document these events Schedule an appointment to see your Admin and give them a heads up Investigate, check your employees records to see if they have past write ups Call a staff meeting right away Remain calm, do not cry, yell become upset, always maintain a calm, colective image Never let them see you sweat!Write down the points you would like to make Follow your notes as your guide Ask another staff member maybe from nursing to sit in on your meeting Write down your policies and procedures, and make it clear to every
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