One-to-One Activities

One-to-One Activities 

In a long-term care facility, the residents often participate in various activities. Activities provide an opportunity for residents to stay active, reduce boredom, feel an increased sense of wellbeing, fight depression, maintain skill levels, and interact with other residents. Some residents are unable or unwilling to interact with the other residents in the facility. This lack of interaction may be due to medical conditions, medical treatment, or it may simply be a matter of choice. For these residents, activities must be provided by the facility on a one-to-one basis. Residents who cannot or will not interact with other individuals may feel isolated, lonely, and trapped within themselves and their immediate environment. You should always encourage residents to participate in group activities. The benefits of group activities include socialization and stimulation as well as providing a sense of being part of a community. One-to-one activities provide an opportunity for residents who feel isolated, lonely, or trapped to outwardly express their inner selves and tell others who they truly are. One-to-one activities enable you to make a unique and individual connection with the resident. This corresponds to the following tags F242, F243, F245, & F248.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-OOA
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 9/30/2021
Learning Objectives:
Recall the importance of one-to-one activities and identify which residents need them
Describe how the Activity Department develops a one-on-one activity
Identify who can provide one-to-one activities
Recognize common themes for one-to-one activities
Recall how to conduct one-to-one activities

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Why are Activities Important to Residents? A. Federal Regulations B. Activity Assessment C. A Group Setting D. One-to-One E. Review Section 3: Who Can Conduct One-to-One Activities? A. Involve Everyone B. Activity Schedule C. Make it Personal D. What to Include in an Activity E. Activities that Prompt Memory F. Activities that Prompt Orientation G. Restorative Activities H. Seasonal I. Sensory Stimulation J. Physical Exercise K. Review Section 4: One-to-One Activity Kits A. Themed Organization B. Visitors C. Review Section 5: Conducting One-to-One Activities A. Guidelines B. Communication C. Review Section 6: Documentation of One-to-One Activities A. What to Document B. When to Document C. Review Section 7: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. References D. Congratulations

Staff Writer: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN
Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN, Content Writer, Relias Learning, has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, research nurse clinician, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: med/surg, pediatrics, long term care, mental health, research, and IDD. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. Schnaufer successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in NY. After working with the Breast Oncology Research group at Duke, Ms. Schnaufer switched her focus to the area of IDD and worked with individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health issues, who live in group homes. Among her various responsibilities in this area was to train direct support staff and clinicians in medical issues/medication administration, participate in state surveys, providing and implementing plans of correction, as well as, serving on various committees, such as Human Rights, to help improve the lives of the individuals supported. To this day, she continues to volunteer in this realm. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. Schnaufer is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Karen C. Schnaufer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level General Staff; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility, Assisted Living, Home Health, Hospice, Long-term Care, Palliative Care, Residential Care.
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