Facility Education

val-vesa-410839-unsplashLet Life and Love with Dementia help you create moments of joy in your memory care units by providing education to your staff to create a therapeutic recreational person centered approach to care. If it isn’t an ADL, it is an activity: napping, reading, gardening, reminiscing, socializing, etc. While your activity department is important, for this approach to work all departments have to work together. Studies have shown that a well balanced program of activities reduce falls, pain, negative behaviors, stress, loneliness, and isolation to name just a few. As your residents live out their twilight years quality is equally as important as quantity. You are never too old to get the giggles, make friends, and make memories. We offer 3 different sessions:

Session Title: The importance of activities in a long term care setting

Session Description: A therapeutic recreational approach to minimizing behaviors and improving quality of life. A meaningful program of activities has been proven to reduce falls, reduce pain, reduce negative behaviors and improve satisfaction scores as well as improve quality of life for the residents that we serve. Those activities should go beyond the 3 B’s of activities: bible, bingo, and birthdays. This session will explain how all departments have a part to play in therapeutic recreation to create and implement a person centered recreational program.

 

When finished staff should be able to:

  • Explain how “activities” have evolved over time.
  • Explain the importance of a well-balanced activity program.
  • Implement a minimum of 3 new interventions to minimize challenging behaviors.

 

1 CEU credit (1.0 clock hour) awarded for Nursing, Activities and Social Services. Will provide certificate.

 

 

Session Title: More than a Nursing Home

Session Description: A therapeutic recreational approach to creating and maintaining a home environment in a community setting. If it isn’t an ADL it is an activity. Hobbies/activities/down time, whatever it is called, are key in staying healthy both mentally and physically. People who live in a community setting need choices that are more than the institutionalized way of thinking. As the baby boomers age the 3 B’s of activities just don’t cut it anymore. Bible, birthday and bingos are an archaic way of thinking…it is an institutionalized way of thinking. As care givers we need to change our mind set. Folks want to stay engaged in the outside community. They want to have friends. They want to LIVE not just survive!

 

When finished staff should be able to:

  • Explain how “activities” have evolved over time
  • Explain the wellness model as well as the different dimensions of wellness
  • Be able to create an individualized sensory box
  • Explain why it is ALL staff’s responsibility to provide individualized person centered activity

 

1 CEU credit (1.0 clock hour) awarded for Nursing, Activities and Social Services. Will provide certificate.

 

 

Session Title: Life and Love with Dementia

Session Description: How to provide quality of care for our folks with dementia and how to ensure their lives have the same level of quality, dignity, and love as folks without dementia. This session stresses the importance of choices, meaningful activities, and respect. All too often someone with dementia is handed a busy board/blanket and left alone and staff wonder why that doesn’t work. Staff need to combine education with the understanding that it is no longer appropriate to have someone “dig a hole just to fill it back in.”

 

When finished staff should be able to:

  • Explain what happens to a person as Alzheimer’s Disease progresses
  • Explain the wellness model and how it applies to someone with dementia
  • Explain the importance of choice
  • Explain how to think outside of the box to increase quality of life
  • Be able to implement a minimum of 3 non med approaches for minimizing negative behaviors

 

1 CEU credit (1.0 clock hour) awarded for Nursing, Activities and Social Services. Will provide certificate.

 

Please contact us today to see how we can help you improve the quality of life of your residents today.

 

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