Laughing doesn't just lighten your load mentally, it actually induces physical changes in your body. Laughter has been clinically proven to strengthen your immune system, activate and relieve your stress response and stimulate many organs. In this article we cover: Sometimes Laughter is the Best Medicine 10 Benefits of Laughter Tips for Adding Humour to your Facility 10 Activities to Make People Laugh The Importance Of Laughter In Long Term Care Facilities ›
When exercise is a suggested activity for people to attend in aged care I find residents usually comment “I’m too old for that” or” I can’t do that” but if you come up with a catchy name for the group you could be on to a winner activity. One of the most popular activities I...
Elderly people who are confined to bed for long periods of time because of diagnosis or frailty often experience severe mood swings. They get tired of sitting or lying down, become bored with life and miss social contact with others.
When I started my first Activity Director job, I was only a few years out of college. While I had worked with seniors in a skilled nursing community before, nothing quite prepared me for taking on an Activity Director role. Here are a few things I wish someone had told me in those first few weeks, months, and years.
Whiteboards are an indispensable tool for Activity Coordinators and can be used for group activities, communication and learning! In this article we cover: The Advantages of Using Whiteboards Types of Whiteboards How Whiteboards can be used by Activity Coordinators Five Whiteboard Games to Play
I have set this up for the unit that I work in and our CEO loves it so much she wants me to set one up for each of the units over different sites. Customize them to suit you. Look forward to seeing what you all do.