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    Hello, our dementia unit has residents with varied levels. The Wii works well for a few of the early stage residents. It may be difficult to have some of them comprehend something so new and foreign to them, but there are a few that with simple instructions, are able to manipulate the remote and just focus on the screen. The #1 game to this date is bowling. For Men's Club, they enjoy boxing. There are also other games such as Wii Music where they can move the remote as if they were conducting a choir (this may work well with dementia); Carnival Games might bring back memories of when they were younger... I hope this helps!
  2. Park Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Middletown, NY seeks 2 full time and 1 part time Recreation Specialists who would be creative, takes initiative leading dynamic programs for our senior population, and a team-player. The shifts available are for Sunday-Thursday from 8:30-4:30, with occasional evenings. Knowledge of IDCP, MDS and Initial Assessments a plus, but will train the right individual. Please fill application on site or online at www.ParkManorRehab.com, or fax resume to (845) 343-1838.
  3. Park Manor Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Middletown, NY seeks 2 full time and 1 part time Recreation Specialists who would be creative, takes initiative leading dynamic programs for our senior population, and a team-player. The shifts available are for Sunday-Thursday from 8:30-4:30, with occasional evenings. Knowledge of IDCP, MDS and Initial Assessments a plus, but will train the right individual. Please fill application on site or online at www.ParkManorRehab.com, or fax resume to (845) 343-1838.
  4. I've been working in the recreation field for 8 years and almost a year at my current LTC facility. I am having trouble with the Activity Department with regards to working on Christmas. Apparently, the previous director shut down the entire department on the 25th for years! Out of curiosity, do any other facilities out there have their departments closed?! It's very upsetting since the entire reason of our being in this facility is to promote quality of life for our residents -- most especially on holidays as such! Aren't we required, just as nursing and the dietary department to be there for the residents during these special occassions?! This has to be the first facility I know of that shuts down their entire Activities Department on Christmas. Feedback please!
  5. WOW! Just did a search on P&P and didn't realize how everyone seems to be in the same boat! I've checked the downloads and nothing was uploaded there. If anyone has anything that can be emailed, please do so to niquee11@hotmail.com. Also, this new facility I am working at has membership to a site called "MyZiva.com". It pretty much gives you all the current requirements for a LTC facility and all its departments. They also provide CEUs for courses online! Just another FYI.
  6. I too have just started in a new facility. My situation is similar, sorry to say, not as bad. The activity director I'm replacing has been in the facility since the building was basically built! So you can say that I have big shoes to fill! With regards to your staff, I have 7 all together. Since next month's calendar has already been done, I've made a decision that I am to observe how the staff function. I've already taken notes of certain changes I'd like to enforce and have gotten feedback throughout the facility of what changes they'd like seen within the department. First and fore most, I will be planning an Activity inservice. This will comprise of the policies and procedures of both the department and the facility's. This should "refresh" the rules set forth even before I came on board. Secondly, I already stated that I'd like to hear out their concerns and act on them accordingly and approve changes as long as they are feasible and for the best interest of the departments function throughout the facility. Third, I will be setting specialized inservices for our dementia and rehab unit in which they need some knowledge on in order to function properly. These are just some ideas I have on hand that hopefully would help you decide how to approach the staff. If all else fails, do write-ups. Explain to them that you have gone over the policies and procedures and give them a copy and highlight the particular offense they made. They should shape up after that! I wish you well, remember that you're not alone!
  7. Hi! I have a BA in Therapeutic Recreation but have not pursued the CTRS certification. I am, however, certified by NCCAP as an Activity Director as well. I think that it won't hurt, but help you should you decide to become a CTRS. So, I say go for it! It would be another plus under your belt.
  8. Hi! Sounds like everyone is being compensated for very well for the most part! I work in NY and work at an assisted living home making $15/hr as the Coordinator, and the psych unit at a hospital as a recreational therapist part time making $19/hr. I am ADC certified by NCCAP and am going for my CDP (Certified Dementia Practitioner). My goal is to finally become a CTRS by the end of this year! For those of you currently CTRS, does your facility consider this as a plus in terms of wages?
  9. :hammer: Attention All! It's not too late to register for the Alzheimer's Seminar on May 5th! This is beneficial for CEUs and applying to NCCDP to becoming a Certified Demntia Practitioner! A great addition to your certification as a professional! If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate! I can help guide you through getting certification for both NCCAP and NCCDP! You can email me at niquee11@hotmail.com.
  10. Hi Brennatori! I feel for you and agree with everyone else. I too work for an assisted living home for memory care in NY. If your company is the same as mine, they encourage residents to lead programs. If your "feisty" friend believes that all the programs are childish, have a tea social with her and ask her for her input in leading a program she finds would be suitable for everyone. Possibly engaging her in her own life skill tasks will decrease the time she has to discourage peers from attending programs. If she feels that it's a personal thing, then maybe you could ask a staff member to try and work with her. Good luck! and I hope you're still hanging in there!
  11. Hi Pennie! I've been ahving trouble with the downloads as well. I thought it had to do with my account (that's why I got in touch with you regarding my account). This is the window that pops up each time I try to click on any of the downloads: This file doesn't belong to the site you came from Please e-mail the webmaster of the site you came from and tell him: NOT TO LEECH OTHER SITES LINKS!! Definition of a Leecher: One who is to lazy to link from his own server or steals other peoples hard work and makes it look like his own Your IP address has been logged. If the page does not automatically reload, please click here
  12. Hi! I work in an assisted living home for memory care in NY. Our building has the capacity of 52 but only are half filled. I get paid $15/hr and I do everything from programs to paperwork. I have an assistant, but she's only there when I'm off to keep programs running 7 days a week.
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