Jump to content
Diana

Thanksgiving Article For Ad's

Recommended Posts

 

Hi, Diana! :-)

 

I read that article. It really captures the Thanksgiving meal in the nursing home, doesn't it? My mother is in another nursing home and Bob and I went to their family Thanksgiving supper last Tuesday. Our experiences as family members (rather than as staff members) was much different. Many of the things hit upon in this article from Christianity Today were evident and played out at that happy gathering. Thanks for drawing our attention to it.

 

Best wishes,

 

Linda Lucas, AD ;-)

http://www.theactivitydirectorsoffice.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Does your facility invite guests? We do , but must limit it to 2 guests per residents (due to space) and we charge a fee of $10.

This year we are adding in a cocktail party the night before at no charge for those families who cannot attend on Thanksgiving Day

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Hi,

We celebrate Thanksgiving before the actual day. It goes out in the newsletter family members are invited, no limit. However they are to RSVP by a deadline date so that Dietary knows how many are coming. Activities, maintaince & housekeeping get together and set up tables and chairs. Tables have the residents name on them. Space is tight so we use all dining rooms, living room every ava. space in the facility as needed. This is lots of work but it is well worth it. After all the facility is the home of the residents and they never limited their homes to a certain number of family members, this is a quote from the administrator.

Thanksgiving Day the residents are served Turkey & dressing family members may sign up for a meal if they wish. I close the activity office on Thanksgiving Day they worked hard helping with the res. dinner prior to this day and also theire are so few res. in the facility on that day anyway. We do leave Bingo and other act. out for them do which usually a few family members will get together and do for them. After all they are wanting something to do too.

Christmas we do don't do a dinner but we have a large Christmas party. Hope this helps. Pennie

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

because of fire , as I'm told,codes we have to limit guests, I feel terrible about this, but what can I Do? Do you charge too? I feel it is kind of tacky, but this is the way they have always done things and introducing new ideas is a challenge as I'm sure you know!!!!!!

But Thanks for the info!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

Hi,

In my facility we don't limit guests we have two seatings for the meal and families RSVP as to what time they want to come and how many will be coming.Department

heads help with setup and serving and all staff help with food.We have never

charged-change is hard but sometimes it is necessary! Hope this helps :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 

At my facility, we do not limit guests. I announced it in our November newsletter and called RP's on the phone. Dietary is taking care of Turkey, Ham, Gravy and Stuffing, family members are asked to bring a dish, dessert, drinks or rolls. The dinner is this friday. It's my first and I'm more than a little nervous. A local lady has donated live, fall decorated plants as centerpieces, we're having each family member write their name on a piece of paper, put it in a glass bowl and after dinner we will draw names for the centerpieces.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
 

We will be holding our annual Thanksgiving Family Dinner on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. We invite each of the residents contact list ( Usually 1-3 are listed as contacts). We dont have a limit on how many family can attend and we don not charge for this meal as it is a pot luck kind of meal. Our dietary dept does turkey, stuffing, mashed taters ( and ham usually) and then the families each bring a covered dish and dessert. We normally have 150-200 people show up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Guest Tinki
 

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Ternessa.png

  • both post support for the NAAPCC Credentialing Center
     
    Comments From Students
     
     Thank you for correcting the information that was released. I recently took the test for certification with NAAPCC and it was a very comprehensive and thorough test. It was not a simple easy test to get you certified. You had to know the information in order to complete and pass. I would recommend this avenue to anyone especially if finances are a struggle for MEPAP I & II. I did purchase the book for long-term care seventh edition and without that I would have struggled.
    Connie Gangwish, AP-BC Colorado
    reprinted with permission

    To: Activity Directors Network
    Celeste is awesome!! Anytime i have a question she gets right back with me and she is very informative. At first I didn't know if i was going to like the new course just for the fact my MEPAP course was the own pace and I work Full time plus have 3 kids. But i am loving it! It is very structured and with due dates I feel like i am holding myself more accountable for completed assignments sooner than later. It has actually been a beneficial change for me.. Thanks so much!!!
    L Williams reprinted with permission

    To: Activity Directors Network
    Good Evening I wanted to let you know that I had completed mepap 1 and had only a couple weeks left of mepap 2 so I had looked at path 2 and have taken the activities test and passed so just sending in the application. I wanted to thank you for giving all your time to us even while Kathy was ill. It didn't go unnoticed, you was a great support and helpful at ideas or even different ways of changing thoughts to positive while feeling defeated. Thank You Stacey Passa AP-BC
    reprinted with permission
  • ProudlySupport_NAAPCC_facebook.jpg

×
  • Create New...