I would love to have an official answer to this question. I have heard different views. I know in my experience that at times I feel like a "baby sitter" because no one else wants to take the time to interact with a "busy" resident.
I struggle with "entertaining" residents and trying to get other tasks accomplished, such as bullitin boards, calendars, charting, phone calls for scheduleing events. My AD wants 7 activites planned a day..one each hour. She does not help with any of them and I am still responsible for the tasks above.
Please someone who knows the answer to the question...let us know what we are supposed to be doing.