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  1. Hi, we have one that hold 12 months; 6 months on front and 6 months on the back as well as putting on independent activities on the bottom. Which is really nice, because you dont have to have mulitple sheets for one residents. THis form was created a number of years ago, and it's really user friendly, we use numbers for activities, and have a master sheet of what numbers go to each activity. If you are interested in seeing it let me know. chapaj@exempla.org and make sure you write in the subject line. Jam296tigger Does anyone have an 8 1/2x 11 sized balnk calendar template that I can use to enter my calendar events and chart using the method of highlighting what acts. the patient participated in? Thanks! GCL in So. Cal
  2. I think this is a fabulous idea. Let me know how it turns out! Have fun and be creative! Jamie
  3. I do have to say... that this is jumping for me too. It's a little mind boggling! Jamie...
  4. We currently have had an opprotunity to add another staff member to our activity dept. to help provide evening activities whether small group activities or indepedent activities... From sensory stim, to eating dinner together, and what about using the evening staff to help provide some of these fun activities. I am sure that one person could free themselves up and help for about a half hour. We are and Eden home and this helps with making a home for our residents and thats what we are here for. You will have to do some research and ask the residents what they would like to do between those hours. If they dont' want anything during those hours, document it, and work with those specific residents who are bored, and lonely. Hope this helps!
  5. Hi there, Evening and weekend activities are just as important as any other day. This may also help with friendship building between residents and staff... What a great opportunity for this to happen! I know it's hard to get out of your comfort zone as we all know. But it also allows us to grow in our own way. Have you tried suggestions or what each activity assistant can offer to the evening or how about maybe the nursing staff, stepping out of their box and providing acitivities with the residents in the evening. We know how hard this can be!!!!!! At the home i work for, this has been a struggle, but with guidance and perservance this can happen!!! We are still working with our evening staff to help and provide activities. This may also help with residents sleeping for the full night and not waking up hour after hour, because they are restless. I would continue to provide evening activities as it is a federal reg. Goood Luck and go for the gold! Jam296tigger.
  6. I have been in the activity field for about 15 years... I learned hands on and went through basis activity professional class many years ago and the advanced training in the last 5 years. I am currently ADC... Over the years many things have changed at least here at my work/home. We are an Eden home and focus on resident center care. Letting the residents make daily choices of what they would like to do for the day. We have been in Culture Change since 2003 and continue to strive to make it the best we can. Our roles as Activity Directors have changed as well and will continue to change as the years go on. We continue to plan monthly and scheduled activities at this point. But i feel eventually that will fade away a little at a time. And we will become more mentors with helping our co-workers who haven't experience this type of home, and to continue to provide on going education for all involved. Hope this makes sense??? Jam296tigger...
  7. Here is what we do at our Home.... We put up a giving tree usually around the time of thanksgiving... Post a flyer or several letting our staff, families and volunteers know... that it is time to choose a name from the tree and to purchase a gift for them. It's pretty amazing idea... That way we don't have to focus all our time purchasing gifts... We do have a few gifts that we purchase due to new residents who may move in closer to the holiday. We have a big party for residents and their families with music and refreshments... During this party a few people who have volunteer will see that each resident gets their gift in their room on their bed. So it adds to the fun evening!
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    Hi we currently got a Wii as well. Our residents are still getting the hang of it. I think its a great thing to have around especially now that they can play with grandkids and great grandkids. I am sure the children can show them a thing or two more than i can. As i am a beginner to . We have ours on a mobile cart so they can take it any where in the home.
  9. Hi there, We normally have kept we the NNHW theme for the last few years. In the past we have done several different things. You could always ask the residents what they would like to do and if they would like to make their own theme. Our Home, all our interdisiplenary teams helps plan and provide activies for our residents. Good Luck Jam296tigger
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