This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.
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 1.00 contact hours.
1. Why are activities important?
2. Regular physical activity
a. Further research suggests…
b. More than physical exercise
c. People age 65+
3. Your residents’ needs
a. Underlying philosophy
b. Activity – underlying philosophy
c. Variety of settings
4. What activities to include?
5. Criteria for effective therapeutic program…
a. Ask your residents!
b. Link to you community
c. Remember creativity!
d. Address the whole person
6. Physical exercise
7. Physical activities
8. Schedule physical exercise
a. Aerobic exercises are not all the same
b. “Sit and be fit” videos
c. “Walk across America” program
9. Design with safety in mind
10. Activity – building your program
a. Dancing is a form of exercise
b. Dressing up for formal occasions
c. Hold a dance contest
d. Address physical health daily
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.