Everyone should watch this! Wish I had the means to open a place like this! Wouldn't you prefer this way of life?
This is a great website that has easy crafts for making Xmas things. Check it out. The link (above) one for a mouse using toilet paper rolls.
May be a bit late now. But I have a contest between the units/halls. The best decorated nurse station/hall wins & they get get a prize, like a pizza party etc.
Then I have a contest for residents by best decorated door on each unit/hall. Be sure you post this in newsletter & bulletin boards. This way the family members can get involved.
I also do this for Thanksgiving & Xmas. For Xmas the staff gets a paid day off. Of course you need to get permission from the Admin. Let the charge nurse of the unit/hall schedule days off & let them decide who gets it off. Not all of the
For the first time in more than a century, Hanukkah overlaps Thanksgiving. Commemorate this once-in-a-lifetime coincidence by mashing up more than your butternut squash. Collect up some votive s & use as a nontraditional centerpiece (Star of David). Serve some latkes (potato pancake) along with your green bean casserole.
That is up to the council. They can set up the by-laws which will include this. I wouldn't allow it to be more than 3 years, which is still a bit long I think.
I had to return a call today to a AD. My call call was screened & was told that staff is not allowed personnel calls. After explaining that it was a in fact a business call I was finally allowed to be transferred to thew activity office. This is not the first time I have ran up against this. I have also had AD's tell me they are not allowed to get calls at work.
Now what I am wondering is how in the world do you run you department if you can't get calls? I mean we are to get volunteers in the facility, plan entertainment, do special events, don't even get me going on t
Activity Director-Retirement Community
The activities program must provide freedom of choice, independence, self-expression and an opportunity to use physical and cognitive abilities.
The Activities Director is also responsible for oversight of the communityâ€™s volunteer program.
Our Activities Director will have high energy (just canâ€™t stop having fun!), enthusiasm (so much that our residents wonâ€™t want to say no to an activity), and enjoy working with a diverse group of people.
Minimum of two yearsâ€™ experience in planning and conducting small and large group
Check out this ladies store. She has great things that I think would be useful for activities.
One of the one's I like is the "Games for Grandparents!"
Saw this video on NCCAP chat board. everyone should watch this & if you can get the In-service person to show it to the staff:
Kathy Hughes and her MEPAP Students in PA Present!
Crawford County Area Activity Professionals
Holiday Basket of Tools for Learning
Thursday, October 17, 2013-------------------------Saegertown, PA
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
This day is geared for Activity Professionals involved in enhancing the quality of life of individuals.
We are pleased to welcome
Linda Smith, completed MEPAP 1, Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, PA
Becky Larson, completed MEPAP 1, Manchester Commons, Erie, PA
Renee Peterson, completed MEPAP 1. Cambridge Springs Rehab Center, Cambridge Sprin
THOSE BORN 1920-1979 READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO. IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!! First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.. We had no child proof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our
Amos Announces Fall US Tour: Presales Start Tuesday, August 6
It's the news you've been waiting for: Amos has just announced a 17-date US tour in support of his forthcoming album, Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers Of Song.
The AmosLee.com presales will begin tomorrow morning, August 6, at 10 am local time. Set your alarms and make sure you're online right at 10, as these tickets will sell out quickly.
One dollar from every ticket sold to these upcoming dates will be donated to Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcar
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Raising Funds for Alzheimerâ€™s Dementia Research
The National Senior League (NSL) announced today that on July 16th it will host a National Senior Wii Bowling Day to benefit research into Alzheimerâ€™s and dementia as well as related projects.
The NSL hopes to set a world record for the most senior Wii bowlers participating on a single day, asking Wii bowlers to roll a single game on July 16th. Each bowler will be ask to contribute $5 to be donated through the NSL to research into devastating diseases, including Alzheimerâ€™s. In addition, the NSL will ask individuals and corporati
NCCAP Symposium LIVE streaming option for CE's 05/10/13
NCCAP Symposium 2013
Live Streaming Session That Will Be Available Eastern Standard Time
Friday May 31st, 2013
11:15-12:45pm Tips and Strategies for Facility Type Consulting
Jane Anderson, ACC
3:45-5:15pm Teaching Ethics in the Classroom
Natalie Davis, ACC
Saturday June 1st, 2013
Successful Testing For the Student and Instructor
Debbie Hommel, ACC
1:45-3:15pm Putting the Interdisciplinary Puzzle Together
Where Does Activities Fit In?
Lots of suggestions offered. The only thing I can add is try to decorate the boards with a theme that could be use for 2 months in a row. The facility I worked at had 4 boards to decorate monthly. When you have to remove the calendars & all of the decorations, then re-decorate them & put the new monthly calendar up takes alot of time. Don't forget you still have to remove & put new calendars up in every residents room. Well this can take up almost your whole day & you haven't done any activities yet! So when decorating your boards try to keep this in mind.
These behaviors, and others equally challenging, impact quality of life for both caregiver and recipient. While there are pharmaceuticals targeted at decreasing these behaviors, their efficacy is questionable. Side effects are a major concern, especially in the elderly whose body systems may be frail or who are taking drugs for other medical problems. The use of non-pharmacologic interventions, such as behavioral approaches that evoke a relaxation response, are increasingly recommended by dementia experts for implementation in care facilities and at home.
Studies of alternative approaches
Most of our resident's will not use this Urban Dictionary but it is fun & there will be a generation that will need it to talk to our kids one day. There are words in it that I think would make a fun activity that could lead to a discussion of slang words for your resident's generation.
Here is the link:
Check this video out, you will enjoy it:
Activity Director – Senior Living – San Jose This is the BEST JOB in town – come be the FUN MEISTER! Our Upscale Senior Living Community in San Jose, CA is seeking a high energy, self motivated, hands-on Activity Director to plan, coordinate and facilitate activities. Use your solid experience to create a variety of [...]
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"Must Play Well With Others: Training Your Team and Other Departments"
Instructor : Haley Burress
8 Credit Hours
Federal and State guidelines require Activity Professionals to train all disciplines on how to assure that each resident gets a great quality of life. However, in all types of care settings, this can be a challenge for even the most accomplished Activity Professional. This course will teach you a variety of ways to inspire, encourage and lead your team, as well as passing on that inspiration to different disciplines too. You will have the opportunity to learn how
As posted by THCA website:
As you have likely seen and heard on the news, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, caught fire and exploded on Wednesday, April 17, leaving more than 100 people injured and many fire fighters missing.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people affected by this tragic event, including our member facility West Rest Haven. Thankfully, the nursing home was safely evacuated ( use this link: Uhttp://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2013/04/18/2093035/) and the residents who were evacuated are being cared for in eight nearby nursing facilities. There is a need for cloth
H alli.. the next MEPAP starts on May 7th.. download and fax the MEPAP1 Enrollment Packet to save your spot. www.activitydirector.org
We just posted a new CE Workshop written by one of past grads.. Haley Burress "Must Play Well With Others: Training Your Team and Other Departments" 8 CEs
You know how hard it is to have dietary, nursing bend just a little to accommodate an activity.. well take some advice from Haley on how she makes a department flourish!...
If you dont think your ready for the Online MEPAP.. or do you need to collect 30 CEUs in one Class .. perhaps to qua
Hi, my name is Roxanne Wilson, Executive Director of Rosewood Assisted Living and Memory Care. and we are seeking candidates for Life Enrichment and Volunteer Coordinator. Full-time Activities Director Flower Mound, Texas 75028. Great atmosphere in a community only 6 months old. Creative, organized, team cheerleader, motivator, team player, attentive to details, passion to serve [...]
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