Long-Term Care

Improving your activities program

MDS 3.0 Insider, January 15, 2016

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As John Moreno, NHA, writes in Long-Term Living, activities in care facility are more than time fillers. The activity department, he says, must be involved with others, and not in a silo. Activities are crucial to residents’ sense of independence and satisfaction in a nursing facility or an assisted living communities.

Engaged and active residents create a proud community with quality care, happy residents and happy staff, and an improved bottom line. This webcast will detail strategies to overcome activity programming challenges, such as discouraged staff, disengaged residents, and burnout.

HCPro’s upcoming webcast program will assist activity coordinators to create strong and enduring activities programs that motivate residents to participate. Expert Jillian Thomas RCFE-Certified, CDP, will share methods to reduce time spent searching for new activities and will review how to design resident-driven activities program, how to reduce the risk of having disengaged employees and residents to improve census and patient care and quality, and satisfaction scores.

At the end of the program, you (participants) will be able to:

  • Implement a plan for cross-training your frontline staff
  • Provide residents a sense of purpose.
  • Identify the restrictions placed on residents prematurely.
  • Implement strategies to cultivate a resident-engaged culture

The webcast will be presented live on Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 1:00­-2:30 p.m Eastern, by Jillian Thomas. Purchase or learn more at hcmarketplace.

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