Long-Term Care

Activities and exercise

LTC Nursing Assistant Trainer, March 26, 2009

Activities and exercise are critical to the well-being of your residents. People who regularly interact socially with others tend to be healthier, both physically and mentally, than those who become socially isolated. Recreational activities improve motor skills, social skills, thinking ability, behavior, and communication ability. Artistic activities such as arts and crafts help people relax, keep an alert mind, improve fine motor skills, and improve memory. All types of activities prevent boredom and loneliness, and promote choice and independence.

This is an excerpt from HCPro’s book, The CNA Training Solution, Second Edition.

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