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I was told by my Administrator to take all calendars down in Residents Rooms. I've been here for 8 years and was under the understanding that it was a state reg to have these posted in the rooms. Does anyone have any information on this?

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I was told by my Administrator to take all calendars down in Residents Rooms. I've been here for 8 years and was under the understanding that it was a state reg to have these posted in the rooms. Does anyone have any information on this?

 

 

Hi,

 

I am not familiar with Texan laws and regs but I would have thought that the action of removing calendars from rooms is a form of deprevation of liberty.

 

Essex Boy1 UK

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Cindytexan: I am not sure about Texas because I am from Michigan but 1) Shame on your Administrator! This is the residents home and the first thing I would do as the Recreation Therapist or Activity Director (what ever your title is) is to take this to your Resident Council and put it to vote! Let them know that administration has asked that the calendars be removed and when they raise a fuss, ask them to vote who wants them left up and who doesen't. When you get the majority saying they want them up, take this information back to your Administrator and present it to him/her (along with the statement that this is their home!).

 

2) Unfortunately I just reread the Federal Regulations (F-Tags) and there isn't anything in there that states we have to post our calendars "anywhere" in the facility. What the F-Tag does say is that we have to notify residents of preferred activities, and transport those who need assistance to and from activities including indoor, outdoor and outings.

 

3) Our Michigan Tags do not mention any of this so if we are defficient in this area, it falls under this F-Tag. I post my calendar on each resident's door and provide one at bedside for those that request one. We are going to be moving into a new building in July and I am up in the air about posting the calendar on the residents doors. The reason is because when they are removed each month, some tape is left behind and it looks horrible! I am searching for a different way to post these on the door or inside the resident room because of this.

 

I hope I have helped in some way! Good luck and stand up for your residents! You know your residents better than admin does!

 

Ella

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I was told by my Administrator to take all calendars down in Residents Rooms. I've been here for 8 years and was under the understanding that it was a state reg to have these posted in the rooms. Does anyone have any information on this?

 

Following on from my reply to you yesterday I have to say that I support the post by Ella who states that @shame on your admin . If this happened here in the UK the homes manager would certainly have something to say in your support.

 

Good luck

 

Essex Boy

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