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  1. 251658240 251658240 March on with Learning March 23, 2012 Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown March 30, 2012 Simpson House, Philadelphia April 20, 2012 Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM This day is geared for Activity Professionals involved in enhancing the quality of life of individuals. We are pleased to welcome Cass Jendzurski, CMP (Guided Angels Ministry) Nancy Richards, ADC/EDU/MC (Activity Pathways, LLC) Carol Gockley, ADPC (PAPA Board Member) Who should attend? Activity Professionals, Support Staff, Social Workers, Volunteers, Senior Center Directors Agenda: 8:30AM to 9 AM Registration 9AM-11 AM Opening the Door: Mental Health in Elder Care Settings- Nancy Richards 11 AM - 11:15 AM Break and Tour 11:15 AM - 12:45 AM Artistic Expression- Carol Gockley 12:45 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch provided 1:30 PM-3:00 PM Music for The Journey Home- Cass Jendurski 3:00 -3:15 Wrap up and Evaluations PAPA MEMBERS: $60.00 NON MEMBERS $80.00 Participants will receive 5 hours of CE from the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals (pending). Participants will receive a certificate of participation for each session attended. ________________________________________________________ Activity Program Workshop Registration Form Name:_______________________ Title:__________________ Facility:__________________________________ Address:_______________________________ City:_________________________ State:____ Zip:______________ Phone:______________________________ Email:___________________________________________ (must be written clearly to get confirmation) DATE & CITY YOU ARE ATTENDING:_____________________________________________ Make Checks payable to: PAPA, return registration form and mail payment to: Sherry Barzak Crawford County Care Center, 20881 St. Hwy 198, Saegertown, PA 16433 (814) 763-2445 DEADLINES FOR REGISTRATIONS: Crawford County Care Center Saegertown, PA March 19th Simpson House Philadelphia, PA March 26th Garvey Manor Hollidaysburg, PA April 16th
  2. Yes, you can apply for AAC and avoid the NCCAP National Exam...here are the components for AAC: Activity Assistant Certified (AAC) ACTIVITY ASSISTANT CERTIFIED (AAC): One who meets NCCAP standards to assist, with supervision, in carrying out an activity program. Track 1 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION 30 college semester credits (must include an English PLUS 1 other course from B, C, and D of the required coursework areas). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 2,000 hours within past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track 2 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION High school diploma or GED, PLUS 6 college credits (must include an English and 1 other course from the required coursework areas). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4,000 hours within past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Track 3 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION High school diploma or GED, PLUS the 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1. (C.C.1-11) ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 2,000 hours within past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 20 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. You could also try ADPC if you have 3 of the 5 components.....
  3. For the decorations that you are looking for, I use Prom companies for wonderful theme decoartions: http://www.stumpsprom.com/catalog.cfm?cat=7956 http://www.andersonsprom.com/c-1928-Prom-Themes.aspx Both have the themes that you are looking for....I ordered some for our Olympic events Have fun Kate
  4. My staff does the assessments, care plans, MDS and progress notes. As all have more than two years experience they are considered qualified Activity Directors under FTag249. However, even my part-time people assist with the paperwork and they have less than 6 month's experience. Here is the information from the Interpretive Guidleines from 2006: "ASSESSMENT The information gathered through the assessment process should be used to develop the activities component of the comprehensive care plan. The ongoing program of activities should match the skills, abilities, needs, and preferences of each resident with the demands of the activity and the characteristics of the physical, social and cultural environments.5 In order to develop individualized care planning goals and approaches, the facility should obtain sufficient, detailed information (even if the Activities RAP is not triggered) to determine what activities the resident prefers and what adaptations, if any, are needed.6 The facility may use, but need not duplicate, information from other sources, such as the RAI, including the RAPs, assessments by other disciplines, observation, and resident and family interviews. Other sources of relevant information include the resident’s lifelong interests, spirituality, life roles, goals, strengths, needs and activity pursuit patterns and preferences.7 This assessment should be completed by or under the supervision of a qualified professional (see F249 for definition of qualified professional)." And "ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES An activity director is responsible for directing the development, implementation, supervision and ongoing evaluation of the activities program. This includes the completion and/or directing/delegating the completion of the activities component of the comprehensive assessment; and contributing to and/or directing/delegating the contribution to the comprehensive care plan goals and approaches that are individualized to match the skills, abilities, and interests/preferences of each resident. " So it's my responsibility to delegate and supervise their paperwork, thus freeing me up to do activities with the residents, which I enjoy doing.
  5. My staff does the assessments, care plans, MDS and progress notes. As all have more than two years experience they are considered qualified Activity Directors under FTag249. However, even my part-time people assist with the paperwork and they have less than 6 month's experience. Here is the information from the Interpretive Guidleines from 2006: "ASSESSMENT The information gathered through the assessment process should be used to develop the activities component of the comprehensive care plan. The ongoing program of activities should match the skills, abilities, needs, and preferences of each resident with the demands of the activity and the characteristics of the physical, social and cultural environments.5 In order to develop individualized care planning goals and approaches, the facility should obtain sufficient, detailed information (even if the Activities RAP is not triggered) to determine what activities the resident prefers and what adaptations, if any, are needed.6 The facility may use, but need not duplicate, information from other sources, such as the RAI, including the RAPs, assessments by other disciplines, observation, and resident and family interviews. Other sources of relevant information include the resident’s lifelong interests, spirituality, life roles, goals, strengths, needs and activity pursuit patterns and preferences.7 This assessment should be completed by or under the supervision of a qualified professional (see F249 for definition of qualified professional)." And "ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES An activity director is responsible for directing the development, implementation, supervision and ongoing evaluation of the activities program. This includes the completion and/or directing/delegating the completion of the activities component of the comprehensive assessment; and contributing to and/or directing/delegating the contribution to the comprehensive care plan goals and approaches that are individualized to match the skills, abilities, and interests/preferences of each resident. " So it's my responsibility to delegate and supervise their paperwork, thus freeing me up to do activities with the residents, which I enjoy doing.
  6. We have been using our "Dice Bowling" game for years. Maintenance made us an alley that has three sides and is about a foot wide and 18" long. We covered it with green felt. The bowling dice game can be found through NASCO. It is portable and even residents who are unable to participate in regular bowling can and do participate. It is scored exctly like bowling. Many tournaments have been exciting with lots of people participating. We even made it on local TV by challenging our local sports announcers. Here's the link: http://www.enasco.com/senioractivities/?&a...=dice%20bowling Enjoy!
  7. Yes, I order my stuff bolk from Dollartree.com I can get bulk supplies at $1.00 each and then have them delivered to my Dollar Tree store for free shipping. If you have it delivered to your facility you will need to pay shipping...it has saved an incredible amount of time.
  8. There are a few things to keep in mind: First there is no reason to have a Resident Council if the resident's don't want one. On a monthly basis you can have a survey to see if they want one or not. (documentation is key to not having one) Second, you could ask for floor representatives, that way no one is in charge. They can then represent the floor that they live on or nieghborhood. That way you have some people to put on the FSR and you can still have your meeting. A Family Council is seperate from Resident Council. Having guest speakers at your resident council and having refreshments would entice residents to attend. You don't have to have the traditional meeting and can have speakers from the community to talk about various things including the Arthritis Foundation and the MS Society depending on your residents. Just a feww thoughts
  9. Here is the information from the www.nccap.org website. Etta Elizabeth (Betty) Hancock Springfield 417-836-3142 web address: www.morriscenter.missouristate.edu/MEPAP/index.asp hancockbetty@mo-net.com MEPAP 2nd Edition I would contact her and there are plenty of home study courses including the one that ADN offers! Best Wishes Kate
  10. You could apply for Track 4 if you have 3 of the 5 components...such as Experience, Continuing Education and 12 college credits....you could then apply for ADPC There are four components to NCCAP certification: 1. Academic - The amount of college credits that one has 2. Experience - The amount of hands-on delivery of activities services to the elderly population 3. MEPAP - Completion of the MEPAP Course 4. Continuing Education - Clock hours of continuing education that falls within the NCCAP Body of Knowledge within the past 5 years. You can determine which level you would like to apply for based upon that information. One of the first steps is to contact a MEPAP Course Instructor and sign up for a class. There are many ways including face to face instructors, home study and online. You can find a MEPAP Instructor by going to our web site at www.nccap.org and click on the "MEPAP Course Instructor Listing". You would then contact the instructors to see where and when they will be teaching. Here are the various levels for ADC: Activity Director Certified (ADC) ACTIVITY DIRECTOR CERTIFIED (ADC): One who meets NCCAP standards to direct an activity staff and program. Track 1 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION Bachelor's Degree (must include an English (A) PLUS 7 other courses with at least one course from B, C, and D of the required coursework areas). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4,000 hours within past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. ...AND... D. MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP). Track 2 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION Associates Degree (including English PLUS 5 other courses, with at least 1 course from B, C, and D of the coursework areas). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 6,000 hours within past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. D. MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP). Track 3 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION 60 college semester credits (must include English PLUS 5 other courses, with at least 1 course from B, C, and D of the required coursework areas). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 6,000 hours within past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. D. MEPAP Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals (MEPAP). Track 4 You can apply for Track 4 if you have 3 of the 5 components. So if you are missing the MEPAP class, but have the other three components, then you can apply for ADPC. Upon completion of the MEPAP you can then apply for a level change. A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION 1. 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1 (C.C.1-11) and the 90-Hour Practicum (Basic Education Course). * 2. 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 2 (C.C.12-20) and 90-Hour Practicum (Advanced Management Course). * 3. 12 semester college credits (cannot include #1 and #2 (must include an English PLUS 1 other required coursework area)). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4. 6,000 hours activity experience within the past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. * MEPAP 2nd Edition is core content 1-20.
  11. NCCAP just announced a Specilaty Track for Adult Day Care Activity Directors. Also for Memory Care, Assisted Living and Educator. Check it out! www.nccap.org. Finally a certification for Adult Day care Activity Directors! Good Job!
  12. Yes, you can apply for NCCAP certification if you complete 3 of the 5 components. Once you have completed the other 2 components, you can then apply for a level change.
  13. You don't have to wait for your certification if you have 3 of the following components: Track 4 A. ACADEMIC EDUCATION 1. 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 1 (C.C.1-11) and the 90-Hour Practicum (Basic Education Course). * 2. 90-Hour Modular Education Program for Activity Professionals Part 2 (C.C.12-20) and 90-Hour Practicum (Advanced Management Course). * 3. 12 semester college credits (cannot include #1 and #2 (must include an English PLUS 1 other required coursework area)). ...AND... B. ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE 4. 6,000 hours activity experience within the past 5 years. ...AND... C. CONTINUING EDUCATION 30 clock hours (Body of Knowledge) within past 5 years. For example: If you have your college credits, 30 clock hours of continuing education and MEPAP Part One then you could apply for ADPC Track 4. You could then level change once you get the 6,000 hours. * MEPAP 2nd Edition is core content 1-20.
  14. At our Annual Christmas Party we have Santa come and he distributes gifts to all of those who attend. BUT they cannot open their gifts until after Santa leaves. Then we play "Let's Make a Holiday Deal". Residents get to choose to eaither keep their gift, or trade for the numerous boxes that decorate the room. After they trade then they can open their gift. Now we do wrap the gifts in all sorts of boxes. So that you would want to trade for a BIG box.....but they all contain various $1.00 store items or Bingo Prizes that we had left over. We also decorate using the flameless candles and have a lovely dinner. At the end we play a Bingo game ...keeps everyone there as the grand prize is a basket of lottery tickets and goodies. We also found some neat activities at ActivitiesAssist.com!
  15. The calendar for short term rehab folks doesn't mean much. You might try leaving items that have to do with the 1-1 activity in their room. Your copier can be your best friend for this. Leaving a handout of that has to do with the activity that you did will be a clue to families that you did activities with their loved ones, an example would be that is they have a favorite soap or TV show that you got some information for them or that you have small items from the activity that you let them have. If you go in to have a "Happy Hour" with them, fancy napkins, fancy glasses or something that had to do with the theme would cue the families in knowing that you were there. Leaving a crossword puzzle from the daily paper with a pencil, enlarging the TV section of the daily newspaper with their favorite shows highlighted would also help. Finding various inexpensive items that have to do with the theme of your visit can help families realize that you are providing activities. A cute invitation to a special event or just a coupon for a cup of coffee would let folks know that you were there. Hope that this helps
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