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I am also "anti-scrub". Elders have an easier time believing Activity staff members are not allowed to help them go to the bathroom (in our state you have to be a cna or nurse to do that) if we're not wearing scrubs.

 

It also cuts down on our chances on getting hit if we're not mistaken for direct care staff.

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I'm in a hospital- intensive rehab. I wear khakis (tan, black, blue, or beige) daily and whatever top is appropriate for the day/season. Close to what the rehab services dept wears. Lately I have started wearing a lab coat as I found that patients attended more/participated more if I wore a lab coat- they are more inclined to think of participation as part of their rehab. Sometimes I ditch it for an event- just depends. It does help cut down on getting my clothes besmerched. :oops:

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Hi

I just got a promotion to activity Director in an AL from dinning room super. We are to were compfy cloths but nice. I were slacks and nice shirts or dress teas. I keep an apron in my closet. I also dress for the Special Activites ie. westran, luau and such. I will also put flowers in my hair or were hats. The resedents love them. I have found the guys like pill box style or just simple hats while the women like full or fancy ones. I were tread safe shoes and keep nice ones in case I have to give a tuor.

 

Have fun in your dress and take cues from your resedents.

Vanessa :hammer:

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Recently our therapy staff was requested to wear scrubs, but not the Rec dept. We wear slacks and nice tops, casual enough to move in but nice enough that visitors know we work there. If we're expecting visitors or have meetings, a suit can be worn, but my residents know that just because I may start off with a sweater, long-sleeve shirt over a top, or jacket, doesn't mean it will stay on all day! On bowling day, it doesn't last through the first frame! Shiny or fuzzy tops generate a lot of interest and stroking; I wore a skirt for Christmas eve and was complimented by the men as well as ladies; Friday is jean day, nice t-shirts are acceptable that day only. New Years eve party is luau, so I'll have cold toes with sandals on in the evening, but I won't be wearing them all day!

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We wear scrubs in the facility I am at. We can wear casual street clothes but they end up ruined. We are the only dept ( other than therapy which is a contracted service) permitted to wear printed tops. The Nurses have to wear plain white or Plain Navy blue. Kitchen is in green, housekeeping is light blue. CNA's are same as nursing. I do however dress up when we have a special event going on like thanksgiving dinner, christmas party etc.

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Business Dress - business casual. No scrubs allowed in ANY form by anyone at our AL. (I personally like scrubs) However nice jeans are allowed on Fridays, but we still cannot look slouchy.

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