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  1. If any of you are from Texas, I would appreciate any help.....especially samples of careplans. i was folowing our former AD careplans, but when the state surveyors came they did not approve of them and suggested I redo our paperwork. i have a list from the state....but could really use a few samples to follow..! Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Evening everyone..... I am also interested in easier documentation, I am doing the calander highlighting, but I am trying to incorporate the residents progress notes on it if possible. I would be interested in any facilities forms that you are using that you dont mind sharing. I was put in the Activity Dir. position after our past AD had a stroke and therefor I have not had any mentorship to assist me. I would appreciate any feed back possible My email.......justokfine2000@yahoo.com or fax # 254/582/2479 Thanks
  3. I'm in Hillsboro Texas, 60 miles north of Dallas. I heard about the wreck before leaving home this morning, it is so tradgic. Our local hospital is across our driveway, they have taken in about 30 patients from the evacuation. There was also a family who ran without gas and began walking, the father passed out from a ery serious heat stroke and is in our ICU. My hearts go out to everyone including you. May GOD bless you, your family, and residents. Keep the lord in your heart and he will see you through this. Be careful and keep us informed !! Even though I dont know you personally, my heart is with you. Jeannetta ;-)
  4. Like you, new to site and have look at chat room, but noone has ever been on at the various time I have visited.
  5. My Opinion is kinda like the other, do you want to be a secretary or AD. Which position is going to be more fullfilling to yourself. Making the other departments happy or your residents, most of all YOURSELF !! It sounds like they are taking advantage of all your skills and saving money by not hiring the correct person to do the other depts work. At our home, the Social worker takes residents to and from Dr. appointments. He has lots more time than activities. It takes all we have to do three levels of activities, document correctly. Why don't they mail physicians orders with a return evenlope, that is cheaper than your time or gas at this point. Stand your grounds for what your heart tells you to do. I have residents that tell me daily how much they appreciate me & my staff, with the activities we provide, they smile all day long and to me that is worth more than any other depts paperwork or errands. 8-)
  6. I am from a rural town in Texas, I currently have 35-40 volunteers. I have family members that volunteer on regularbasis. Our school system offers community service credits to its students for volunteering. These students are a great asset to our prgm. I send a monthly newsletter to our family members. I have found that most the time just asking for help from family members ususally is successful. A local college offers a gas reimbersment prgm for seniors who volunteer. I have several from this program. Consider checking with church groups, clubs, and various organizations. Most perform community service for regconition prgms. Depending on the activity and the level of your residents, some of them may help with the tidious little things that take extra time, like passing out mail, reading to others, etc. I count my volunteer activities as a scheduled activity, this frees my staff to do paperwork and prepare fot the next activity or day. I have myself & 2 others in my dept. We have 3 halls (130) residents. I assign a hall to each of us, that person is responsible for getting thier residents to & from activities, as well as documenting. Then we rotate monthly. THis keeps everyone familiar with all residents and we arent crossing each other 50 times getting residents to the activity. We take our daily documantation sheets to the activity with us (such as devotion, musicals Etc) and document while the activity is in process. This takes care of the activity, residents and documentation all at once. If I can help or yu have questions, email me justokfine2000@yahoo.com
  7. I am from a rural town in Texas, I currently have 35-40 volunteers. I have family members that volunteer on regularbasis. Our school system offers community service credits to its students for volunteering. These students are a great asset to our prgm. I send a monthly newsletter to our family members. I have found that most the time just asking for help from family members ususally is successful. A local college offers a gas reimbersment prgm for seniors who volunteer. I have several from this program. Consider checking with church groups, clubs, and various organizations. Most perform community service for regconition prgms. Depending on the activity and the level of your residents, some of them may help with the tidious little things that take extra time, like passing out mail, reading to others, etc. I count my volunteer activities as a scheduled activity, this frees my staff to do paperwork and prepare fot the next activity or day. I have myself & 2 others in my dept. We have 3 halls (130) residents. I assign a hall to each of us, that person is responsible for getting thier residents to & from activities, as well as documenting. Then we rotate monthly. THis keeps everyone familiar with all residents and we arent crossing each other 50 times getting residents to the activity. We take our daily documantation sheets to the activity with us (such as devotion, musicals Etc) and document while the activity is in process. This takes care of the activity, residents and documentation all at once. If I can help or yu have questions, email me justokfine2000@yahoo.com
  8. I am seeking to further my education in activities. I have taken the 90 hour basic course, but I have been unable to find the 2ndary portion in my area (Hillsboro,Tx -between Waco & FTW). I have been told there is an online course available but I haven't been able to locate it. If anyone knows the online site or a facility where the 2nd portion is available close to me, PLEASE contact me. Thanks for your time.
  9. Hello everyone, my name is Jeannetta, I am the director of a 150 resident facility with all levels of care in Hillsboro, Tx. I am 40 years old a mother of 3 teenagers. I have been the director for little over a year but was the assistant for 2 years. I have a wonderful administrator who helps me improve our activities as much as possible. She will usually allow me to try new ideas, as long as she appoves them first. I have only had the 90 hour basic course but I am trying to take the 2nd portion, but I havent been able to find it available in my rural area. I have been told that it available on the WEB, if any of you have any information I would appreciate it. My goal is to make our home the very best place for our residents, therefor I want all the education and ideas I can find. I have just found this site and already liking it. I hope to talk to alot of you and find new ideas and share some of mine. May God Bless each of you for touching the lifes that have made our history. Dont forget to give at least 10 hugs daily to enrich your own !!! Jeannetta
  10. Hello....I am a director for a facility with all levels of care as well, I have recently developed a activity program for my residents that involve them in exercise 3x week. We formed a CLUB for them. It makes them feel important and they dont dare miss a "meeting" We use the NOODLE to exercise in our chairs. It is simple and fun !! I use the 50's music, it is upbeat, I lead the exercises and act a little goofy too....it is less boring and makes them laugh as well.....! The CLUB program has only been in place for about 60 days and our group grows wekly. I also offer a bi weekly celebration to let them know someone cares about them being healthier.
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