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#1 Sami

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:21 PM

I know this is a little early but this is my first time being an Activity Director during National Nursing Home Week and I wanted to know what you guys have done or are thinking about doing during this time. I feel like some places make a huge deal out of it and some don't really make a big deal at all! Any comments are welcome!



#2 Pennie

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Posted 13 March 2019 - 01:38 PM

I was always told that this week is to let the community know about the facility, invite them in. So with that being said this is planned by the entire facility. Each department head plans a event for 1 day. This is paid for by the facility. Not sure what budget pays for this but it is not activities. The events vary from day to day. One might be a garage sale hosted by facility and everyone is invited to set up a table to sell at including the community. The facility (or dept head doing this activity will be responsible for putting it in newspaper, posting signs & flyers, setting up tables, etc.). Another day might be a open house, planned by a different dept head. If this isn't the plans for your facility maybe you should talk to the Admin & PR person about this. Residents can be involved too.