Ideas needed for 'activities with elderly care home residents'.?
I have recently been employed as an Activities Coordinator in a care home for the elderly. Some of them have dementia, some of them are totally reliant on wheelchairs and assistance in everything they do and some are perfectly ok other than being elderly. I've not done this job before and Im finding it difficult to get the ball rolling and please so many people! I'd love some ideas from anyone, pleeeease. Thanks so much :)
Asked By: NHH76 - 8/23/2010
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I was an activities directory years ago and it was the most rewarding job I have ever had. First let me say that these fine people deserve respect above all. Many times they are treated and spoken to like children... More
Answered By: Patricia - 8/23/2010
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Answered By: Lora - 8/23/2010
Some could play Monopoly or cards with each other and some could draw pictures with crayons. And there's the games I used to play at summer camp around the fire: one person starts a story, then the next continues, and it goes around until it's really funny. And have some music on in the background from the 50s to the... More
Answered By: Court - 8/23/2010
Make a set of activity cards for exercises. Each card has a movement on with the number of repetitions (do them to music) Each person is dealt a card and you work round the group... More
Answered By: The End - 8/24/2010
Make them smile. Bring in some children from the schools to sing to them.
Answered By: Sally Anne - 8/24/2010
Your not going to please all of them so don't even start to try. I have found that a lot of them like to play Bingo. For prizes they like bananas and small stuffed animals and quarters... More
Answered By: Nan's cat Tigger - 8/24/2010
My mum- in - law was in a wonderful home for two years at the end of her life; these are some of the many activities and treats laid in for her and the other residents... More
Answered By: christine lrice cake queen - 8/25/2010
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