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About dankkie

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  • Birthday 10/02/1956
  1. I agree with all of you. We are unjderpaid and as long as nothing is said it will not change. I came into my situation where the present Resident Care Coordinator was the AD. She was not working out as AD, fresh out of college with an Geriantology degree and no experience. She is making big bucks right now and has to experience in nothing. Didn't know anything abour med's until she took the med's class recently. Now something is wrong with this picture when I have 19yrs Parks & rECREATION, 1 YR SKILL Nursing, 3 years ALF and I year Independent Living. I came on making $10 because census
  2. 8-) Hello from the sunshine state. Our facility is a three story ALF which has several vacant rooms on the third floor. We are located on beautiful Davis Island in the Tampa Bay area. We were fortunate enough to get local businesses and organizations to sponor a room, decorate it and provide the activity for youth ages 3-12 years old. I must tell you, it was awesome on Oct.30, 2004. At 6pm the door open and it did not stop until 9pm. The residents made popcorn gloves with candy corns in the bottom of each finger to look like nails and they also stuff candy bags in advance to hand out
  3. :-D hello! let me fill you in on something exciting. well, dig down in your basket and if!you can show a tube of denture cream, well "LET'S MAKE A DEAL!" yes! LET'S MAKE A DEAL game show works for every group I've ever tried it with. get staff to assist you in this. you're going to need three doors. I used room dividers and placed big numbers on them ( #1, #2 and #3). Behind each door you're going to have an assortment of prizes (dollar store). Ask a staff memebr to be your game show assistant. She will dress up in one of her fabulous eveing gowns for the event. You know, VANA all the way A
  4. :-D HI there.thank you for the encouraging words. guess what? I have a JOB. You can't keep a good girl down I am back working at my first assisted ALF that work at when first moved to Tampa. All ole residents still remebers me and today is my first day. Thank God for favor!
  5. :cry:Hello to all you outstanding people caring and motivating others to life. I logged in July to introduce myself and I was glad to be able to communicate with folk I believe are true "AActivity Director". I told you that was working at an independent living retirement center in Tampa, Fl. Well, since I last talked to you, I was "TERMINATED"!! :hammer: Yes, the "Big T"! I am still in shock and hoping that one day I will wake up out of this dream and realize that it was only a nightmare. The night before "Charlie" was scheduled to hit Tampa Bay, I was on the 7th floor of my facility
  6. 8-) Hi! I just wanted to send you a big HELLO from downtown Tampa, Fla. My name is Joann and I am currently working in the capacity of Activity Director at an retirement center. This really was a big change for me because my experience brought me 19 years in Parks & Recreation, 1 year skilled Nursing 3 years ALF and now independent living. I have to get used not running up to a residents room to make sure they are okay when I see paramedics in the building. There is nothing like getting booted out :-x by the paramedics, telling me that I am not allowed in because of privacy of reside
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