Meaningful experiences and relationships are an important part of self-esteem and quality of life for residents in an assisted living facility. Engaging in meaningful activities with them is a way to promote these aspects of well-being. This course can help you with best practices for your activities so that you can have success, no matter what life throws at you. The goal of this educational program is to provide non-licensed employees in assisted living settings with strategies to deliver an effective activities program.
59A-36.011 Staff Training Requirements. Location: Online
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Activities and Time Management
Why Activities Are Important
Productive and Self-Care Activities
Art and Music
It’s All About Time
How to Organize Your “To Do” List
Tackle Your Email
Limit Personal Calls and Texts
Where Did The Time Go?
What Do Others Do?
Section 3: Communication
Why Communication Is Important
Communicating With Residents Who Have Confused Thinking
Communicating With Staff
Communicating With Your Supervisor
Section 4: Market and Manage the Program Well
Marketing Your Activities Program
Community Outreach Programs
Color Within the Budget Lines
Check Out the Library
Section 5: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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