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Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit

Have empathy for others, as well as yourself. Source: Prevent Burnout by Making Compassion a Habit “I am sick to death of the ridiculous situations I have to deal with at work. The pettiness, the politics, the stupidity — it’s out of control. This kind of thing stresses me out to the max.” Stress is […]

Sensory cart technology helps people living with dementia

Sensory cart technology helps people living with dementiaDeveloped by Experia, the Sensory Cart has a number of features designed to help those suffering with dementia to relax; the cart also helps de-escalate stressful and upsetting situations experienced by those suffering with different forms of the disease.Offering a number of benefits to the user, the Cart houses […]

How I Motivate Seniors to Move, Laugh and Smile

by Guest Writer & Author  Renee Gibbons I walk into the Senior Assisted Living Facility every Saturday morning with a rolling suitcase filled with my motivational movement bag of tricks. At least 10 seniors, some in wheelchairs, are already waiting for me. Others are hurrying in (okay maybe not hurrying in) to take their seats.  They […]

Qualified Activity Director vs Certified Activity Director

How do you become a Qualified Activity Director? There is a fair amount of confusion out there about the difference between a Qualified Activity Director and a Certified Activity Director. Let’s clear it up! Legally you only need to be Qualified in order to run the Activity Department. This is equivalent to taking the MEPAP […]

Simple Steps for Writing a Care Plan

Writing a Comprehensive Care Plan We gather information on a resident by doing an assessment / resident interview. Using the information from the assessment allows us to design a comprehensive plan of care. The ICP (Interdisciplinary Care Plan) Team would then meet to form a Care Plan for a resident. The Care Plan must address […]