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622 downloadsThis form should be use to track and document your residents participation in your activity program. The form uses a coding system to note the participation level & the residents reactions, all vital information when designing a plan of care for your residents. Be sure and keep your records up-to-date, keep 3 months of records close at hand for State Surveyors. They usually ask for 4-5 resident files to base your program on, this is a random choosing unless there were complaints for a certain resident.
There is generally some level of dread when state comes in for a survey. No matter how prepared you are there is always a chance that something could not go according to plan or there may be something you have overlooked. We often see members of the network discussing this possibility on social media and there seems to be a need for some Quality Assurance. For this reason, we have created a couple of forms for you to use as an evaluation tool. It allows you to get some perspective, evaluate your direction, adjust accordingly and improve your department and the lives of your residents. It’s a win, win that helps replace the dread of a survey with the excitement of being on top of it. How To Use These Forms There are two forms that will need to be completed on at least a quarterly basis. Use your judgement as to whether this time frame needs to be adjusted. Quality Assurance: Activity Program Review Utilize this form to evaluate your overall department’s performance. Each quarter have a different person complete it. For example, each quarter you could survey one of the following community members: family member, assistant, volunteer, admin, other department head, receptionist, a resident, a nurse and so on. This will give you a great deal of perspective and helps foster a sense of inclusion and teamwork in your work environment. Quality Assurance: Resident Quality Assurance Utilize this form to evaluate the level of quality that your department is delivering to each resident. It would be impossible to survey every resident every quarter. For this reason, survey at random a good cross section of your population and do the best you can. In Conclusion, making use of these two forms as part of your department's policies is one of the best things you can commit to. Evaluation is such an important component to motivation and creativity. When you ask your community to get involved with what you are trying to accomplish things can only improve and your vision can only gain clarity. These forms are complimentary from BEST SELLING book The Activity Directors Bible by Pennie Bacon. Click the link below to Download Quality Assurance FORMS BUY Now Activity Directors Network was founded in 1996 on the idea that we could help create elderly care that dramatically improved the lives of those we all serve. Activity Directors are the key to creating environments that we ourselves would be excited to live in. We envision facilities that feel like homes, not institutions. Facilities that celebrate our resident’s individuality and allows them to live with dignity, purpose and joy. We believe providing the best education available, with the most talented teachers we can find, is the way to make an impact. Each and every single one of you are the revolution that is changing everything. Thanks for being a part of Our Network. Copyright © 2019 Activity Directors Network, LLC All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: 2010 US HWY 190 W Ste 120 Livingston, Texas 77351 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Dementia Care - Critical Pathway Forms Help Identify Programming Deficiencies
I was in Activities for 5 years (5 years ago) and a lot of things have changed since I was in the game. I started back in December, and I'm looking for new Activity Participation Forms to encorporate. I'm not a fan of the forms my building is using. They were created by a former director. I've looked at Med Pass forms and like them.. but feel like there should be a space to write in specific items. What you are you all using? Are you creating your own? Are you using a standardized form? We currently put a copy of our calendar in the chart and highlight the resident's participation, as well as fill out a form. I do want to continue the highlighting method for our use, because it makes it so easy to see who is doing what. However our "legal" charting forms, I'm not happy with. Help!! feel free to email me samples of what you are using! email@example.com