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#ActivitiesStrong Virtual Summit - Shared screen with speaker view
Lauri Morris
01:23:38
Thank you for all your validation
Kathleen Kerry
01:23:46
Will there be a transcript we can access of this? I had to step away for a bit.
Sharman Knight
01:24:04
Thank you for great work.
Johnna Shafeferly
01:24:24
Our Dr and dietitian are not happy with using snacks as prizes - what prizes are you giving? The residents get tired of beauty products. ideas?
AJ Bowline
01:24:36
great question Kathleen. I’ve been wondering too
Sharman Knight
01:25:16
from Sharman thank you for the good information
Linda Jensen
01:25:28
I must have missed the fishing idea in here, can't find it.
Meaghan McMahon
01:25:51
Email mcole@linkedsenior.com for BINGO info
Cathy Lieblich
01:25:51
Thank you, Dawn and Alisa, for your excellent presentation!
Joyce Quintrell
01:25:59
we use madri gras beads for our memory care day center
Deborah Bailey
01:26:05
I give out community bucks for attendance. They may be spent at a community auction. Some places let them be used in community canteens
Meaghan McMahon
01:26:24
activitiesstrong.com
Brenda Evans
01:26:25
Ideas for prizes with no budget would be great! We used to give out small stuffed animals that had been donated, but then were told they had to be new. Also some residents had too many & were told they became a fire hazard for their rooms.
AJ Bowline
01:26:40
you can use themed prizes.
AJ Bowline
01:26:55
4th of July luau etc
Julie Pasterski
01:27:08
Thanks Again Alisa & Dawn
Elaine Chamard
01:27:37
Yes, this is helpful!
joan Cullinane
01:27:48
johnna, some residents like to make bracelets which we use as prizes, also cheap summer baseball hats, cheap sunglasses, winter gloves and hats in cold weather, pads of paper, anything I can get on freecycle or facebook buy nothing page.
Joyce Quintrell
01:27:54
i was having trouble with zoom for the first session, what was the bingo word for that session
AJ Bowline
01:28:23
I missed it too. hoping someone will share
Lisa Moore
01:28:42
I had the same problem...it's storming here and wifi goes in and out
Sally Jenkins
01:28:46
WE
Brenda Evans
01:28:49
1st session word was "WE"
Barbara Hiett
01:28:56
We created and printed coupons that can be used to select prizes from the prize cart, for our Shopping Day activity, or for photos of them that we take on special occasions.
AJ Bowline
01:29:10
thanks Brenda
Johnna Shafeferly
01:29:49
Good ideas guys, thanks
Joyce Quintrell
01:29:57
we ask our volunteer and face book friends to buy bingo prizes for us at Amazon on our wish list
Evy Wright
01:31:39
Johnna, how about scarves or fuzzy socks with no-skid on bottoms. We also use fidget toys, stress balls, and worry stones.
joan Cullinane
01:33:36
This is even better addressed by Victor Frankl who reminds us that meaning does not save you from death but it does make life worth living.
Marise Sahyoun
01:33:56
Reposting this for attendees: We have been creating activity packets weekly that residents can request to be delivered to their room. They have really enjoyed these.
Janet Runyon
01:36:32
I'm currently sending out packets of fun stuff to our clients who are still home. We are not open yet. They really appreciate them!
joan Cullinane
01:36:44
Yes calendars and decorations done by staff, if disrupted give us more time to spend with residents one on one and empower them to choose what to do.
Jeri Montag
01:37:57
What sorts of thigs are you putting in your packets?
Jeri Montag
01:38:10
*things
Theresa Hart
01:38:11
We have an order form for our residents so they can request activities. We also have "on-line" order form for our Resident Store (the Beachfront Bodega). Our home is near the Beach.
Denise Vassar
01:38:12
We had a weekly activity calendar and put time and day for virtual programs. The residents really enjoy the virtual programs.
Teresa Ellinger
01:38:21
Good morning from Joliet, Illinois
zorahayda de vera
01:39:07
Hi, I’m Zorah from Sydney, Australia.
Meaghan McMahon
01:39:16
Welcome Zorah!
Deborah Bailey
01:40:25
@Jeri word searches, crosswords, word jumbles, mazes, coloring pages for a start. Osborn has a subscription service that allows you to print a new set for each day. Memory care and AL available.
zorahayda de vera
01:40:25
Hi Denise Vassar, we also weekly activity program. Can you share your us your virtual programs please
Cindy Franklin
01:40:35
Eversound company makes great themed packets
zorahayda de vera
01:40:42
Have weekly activity program
Brenda Evans
01:40:44
While under apartment quarantine, I made daily packets of a variety of word puzzles, searches, adult coloring, trivia, etc. Found out later that only a few people were doing them. Many people couldn't see, write, read, etc. Some even told me it was a waste of paper. However, the people that were able to do them not only enjoyed them, but told me that they attempted new puzzles. I used the packets for 1 to 1 visits to open discussions.
joan Cullinane
01:41:03
It has been a gift to have live webinars via zoom here in Alaska as we don't have much going on here as to live ceus. Thanks
Barbara Hiett
01:41:25
I'm reposting this to include attendees:
Barbara Hiett
01:41:39
Our town is a small, rural community. Our cable provider does not accommodate a live broadcasting feature. We are looking for a provider that will allow us to broadcast to residents' room and have contacted a couple, with no response. I would welcome names of companies that would be responsive to our needs.
joan Cullinane
01:42:27
Yes Brenda! packets get wasted on many folks. I print them up for those who want them and a couple more.
Tami Bennett
01:42:50
Barbara we use Touch Town
sandy vandike
01:42:53
I like to get copy of this chat time it help a lot what we all do different.
Sharman Knight
01:43:32
From Sharman this is good floor plan
Linda Jensen
01:44:32
I went out to eat for the first time in So. Cal with a friend, on a sidewalk table. Interesting new way to do this, didn't feel safe going inside as Covid 19 is still prevelant in Los Angeles Calif!
Shannon Coleman
01:45:13
we put puzzles, coloring pages, spiritual readings, list of materials we have available upon request, depending on the residents diet candy/snack
Denise Vassar
01:45:38
Yes, I can we use the Converter to our computer to cable system. Here are some virtual programs: Famous Faces on YouTube, music concerts on YouTube, Wild Animal Shows on YouTube and travel shows on YouTube. We are going to have a antique or classic car show (drive by). Some residents will see the cars out their window. I will video tape the show and put on the computer for all the residents to see. Also, we have a Chaplain who will provide a virtual prayer group on Zoom.
AJ Bowline
01:45:39
Linda I’m in NorCal. we’re still under pretty strict precautions here.
Orquidea
01:45:56
I have been watching and listening. I am in NZ and we have been back to “normal”’for over 2 weeks now. All I can say is that you guys are doing a phenomenal job and you should be very proud of yourself. we are not just essential workers, we are Gundsmenral
Brenda Evans
01:46:05
When I only gave the "Daily Sheet" to some residents, they asked why they didn't get the other pages. :) You just never know! One resident asked for a magnifying glass so she could do the activity. I try to use one that are at least 14 point. I haven't enlarged them with the copier yet.
Linda Jensen
01:46:10
@AJ - they are just starting this in So Cal, place by place, and city by city.
Orquidea
01:46:12
we are fundamental workers ☺️
Robert Welborn
01:46:49
We do packets, and pass them out to residents that would like them. I also laminate spot the difference puzzles, quizzes, caption the pictures, etc and do one on ones with dry erase markers and the residents write in the laminated copy....then when done, I wipe off and sanitize.
AJ Bowline
01:47:00
we can’t tap into cable so we are using iPads and tablets. YouTube is great for those who speak other languages. we are able to pull up movies or music in Punjabi, Arabic and Chinese.
Naomi Smith
01:48:38
Did anyone get the Bingo code word for Session 2? Zoom cut out on the beginning of the session for me :(
Brenda Evans
01:49:02
Internet sounds like a wonderful thing!
Margaret Arlt
01:49:06
I have seen a lot of information come across with everyone sharing anyone willing to share their resident council successes and failures during covid-19...I have great concerns come survey time
Carrie Schuller
01:49:13
@Naomi, it was believe
Elizabeth
01:49:19
Bingo Word Believe
joan Cullinane
01:49:50
looking at the walking paths I wonder when we will get wheelchair access mandated in all public places. Also are we willing to redesign our giant nursing facilities, even close them to make room for smaller homelike settings where contagion does not take down so many at a time.
Denise Vassar
01:50:06
We do Resident Council surveys with the residents who attended Resident Council in the past. This has been successful.
Linda Jensen
01:51:12
@Denise ~ did you design your RC Survey yourself? I would be interested in seeing it. I am just taking over at a facility and of course concerned for RC during survey time and the survey in general, and we are in our window. Covid days, ugh...
Brenda Evans
01:51:56
We had a successful Mother's Day car parade. Luckily we had good weather and the residents were able to sit outside, 6 feet apart, with masks on and see their families.
Charmaine Emond
01:52:25
Is there any grants out there for low income residents to purchase tablets or IPADS?
Linda Jensen
01:53:17
@Brenda ~ how many patients to staff did you have for outside event?
Denise Vassar
01:53:19
I received the survey on NCCAP.org site. This site has a COVID 19 area with all kinds of ideas. You should check it out from coloring sheets to Resident Council survey.
joan Cullinane
01:53:27
I am just concerned that we are more of a jail, an institution that is not in the best interest for many. If we never can allow visitors, we are going to realize that we are no longer a home but a quarantine ward.
Linda Jensen
01:53:38
@Denise thanks!
Denise Vassar
01:54:07
@Linda your welcome.
Angelina Torrieri
01:54:20
overwhelmed
Samantha Machovec
01:54:20
overwhelmed
Evy Wright
01:54:21
Overwhelmed
Amber Daniel
01:54:22
Overwhelmed
Duain Cook
01:54:22
overwhelmed
Margaret Arlt
01:54:22
I noticed in Q&A that some one wanted to save chat copy and paste
Rebecca Parrish
01:54:23
Overwhelmed
Cindy Franklin
01:54:24
god awful
Cathy Lieblich
01:54:24
Overwhelmed
Maria Leonardo
01:54:24
expectation
Linda Jensen
01:54:25
Gone are those days, sadly!
Cristen Wilbanks
01:54:27
overwhelmed
Margaret Arlt
01:54:27
outdated
Anne Galbraith
01:54:28
overwhelmed
Becki Pere
01:54:29
Where do I start....
Jacqulyn Thorns
01:54:30
omg
Michelle Pooler
01:54:31
overwhelmed
Renee Markle
01:54:31
bored
Nancy Weisen
01:54:32
overwhelmed
Mindi Nelson
01:54:34
oh that's a lot too many words
Kelli-Ann Sands
01:54:34
overwhelmed
Penny Rupeka
01:54:35
confused
Jackie Metro
01:54:36
overwhelmed
craig sadur
01:54:37
I feel overwhelmed. the font is too small and hard to read
Sue Trischitta
01:54:38
Too busy
Deb Brown
01:54:39
Crazy Busy!
Tina redcliff
01:54:39
not personaly
AJ Bowline
01:54:39
the good old days
mgalcik
01:54:40
crowded
Joyce Quintrell
01:54:41
hard work
Penny Rupeka
01:54:43
too much
Lauri Morris
01:54:46
stale
Kimberly Bowser
01:54:48
longing for those days again
Hayley Moseley
01:54:50
disappointed
Jane Chagnon
01:54:53
Miss this
Monica Green
01:54:53
cant read , too small
April Hackworth
01:54:53
busy
Charmaine Emond
01:54:54
Plan and no love
dmonroe
01:54:57
I like it
joan Cullinane
01:54:58
not produced by or for residents, for state!
Theresa Wolbach
01:55:01
Too many activities, confusing
RICHARD KNERR
01:55:03
Richard Knerr
Farrah Spain
01:55:05
busy
Mecayla Holmquist
01:55:06
There is so much on there that it is hard to transition from one activity to another
Barbara Hiett
01:55:07
I don't think many of the residents will read this--too busy.
Dawn Pilker
01:55:08
Joan that is what residents are stating to me on a daily basis that they feel like they are in jail. Long days of only able to do 1:1's here.
Denise Vassar
01:55:08
Overwhelmed and busy now doing weekly calendar.
Angelina Becerra
01:55:14
overwhelmed, because I cant do that now
RICHARD KNERR
01:55:17
to busy
Lauri Morris
01:55:24
BUT structured, cuts down on chaos. The residents came up with a lot of these activities
Stephanie Hensle
01:55:24
I have tried to do this again . and its so hard now
michele gillis
01:55:35
It is a lot but one can pick and choose. Looks like my calendar
thame330372
01:55:35
So if this is old school, or the good old days, I'd like to see what you would consider
Sharman Knight
01:55:41
from Sharman Overwhelmed
thame330372
01:55:41
up to date
Kathleen Santiago
01:55:44
Busy
Marisol Santana
01:55:53
set schedule for programing
Julie Pasterski
01:56:02
it structure to much for what is going on
Andrea Longe
01:56:07
In the state of Vermont at least there is a grant available for SNF to purchase tablets. The amount your facility can receive is based on your census. I would suggest contacting your state health care association for further details.
Mindi Nelson
01:56:14
our calendars are only weekly now
Amber Daniel
01:56:19
Ours hasn't changed. it is just a lot is scheduled on the TV
Malea Mashburn
01:56:31
That calendar wouldn't be even half enough activities according to my ED...
Nancy Weisen
01:56:43
Assisted Living schedule, not Skilled Nursing
joan Cullinane
01:56:45
I can not imagine that residents or staff would use the word Trivia with the name MLK
Sherry Newcome,ADC,CDP,CADDCT,CDCM
01:56:46
from Sherry -- We use Touchtown to share live stuff on our residents TV- exercise programs, live video local church & etc.
Mindi Nelson
01:56:48
hows are you getting the activities on the tv?
Duain Cook
01:56:48
Also, the organization that uses that calendar does ALOT of Bingo :-)
AJ Bowline
01:56:50
we got our gratitude @Andrea. in California
Johnna Shafeferly
01:56:59
Don't have enough staff now.
Brenda Evans
01:57:07
For our Mother's Day car parade, we had about 20 cars. All staff and residents that were available. Next time I would try to find out which families were planning to attend and make sure to get their family outside. Many people said they didn't understand what we were going to do.
Brienne Cunniff
01:57:11
I cannot even go weekly because of our outside visits w/ family. Sometimes I feel like I am changing hour to hour
Sherry Newcome,ADC,CDP,CADDCT,CDCM
01:57:19
From sherry--Our calendar is weekly now
Andrea Longe
01:57:31
We have switched to weekly schedules vs. monthly as a result of covid
ashley peek
01:58:14
how can I make bingo more exciting, i'm so bored with it
Maria Leonardo
01:58:44
Hey everyone only the Q & A will be available through recording. Maybe, everyone should switch to Q & A, because there will be no record of this, later and it is very useful!!
Brenda Evans
01:58:44
We have guidelines as to types and number of activities per weekday/weekend.
Margaret Arlt
01:59:27
Ashley are resident still happy???...than you being bored doesn't count sorry to say
joan Cullinane
01:59:35
this time of year I see if every resident wants a live plant in their room. Those that do, it gives me a purposeful reason to come back in and check how they are caring for it or see its growth. Those who don't want one, I find another reason. And five minutes is so ultimate for an engagement yes yes yes!
Kimberly Bowser
01:59:57
We in our center aren't allowed to physically touch our residents. It's another huge hinderance to us.
Evy Wright
02:00:10
Every time we call a number, the caller has to come up with a unique word that starts with the letter. For example: B-7; Baboon 7. It gets more challenging as you go along, especially if you pick a theme such as animals.
ashley peek
02:01:18
I feel they are also bored with it, I work in a rehab hospital so my setting is very different
Jacqulyn Thorns
02:01:40
one to one with music of their choice and a snack sit and listen discuss
Heather Tallent
02:02:22
Anybody else the only person in the activity department?
ashley peek
02:02:23
Thanks so much Evy
Brenda Evans
02:02:35
Our Bingo group made a list of Bingo games. The person who wins gets to pick the next game - I had no idea there were so many types of bingo! Four corners, railroad tracks, bulls-eye, large picture frame. I like to do only the "B" and "O" row when it's hot in the room :)
Elaine Chamard
02:02:35
yes
Lauri Morris
02:02:43
@Heather- I am!
Dawn Pilker
02:03:00
Our music channels on our tv has fun history about the songs and artists so sitting and listening to music and reading the information to residents leads to some fun discussions.
Angelina Torrieri
02:03:12
@ Heather YES! I'm alone. Sometimes I can borrow an aide but not ususally
Sherri
02:03:27
yes
Dawn Pilker
02:03:47
There is only me and my assistant for 70-80 residents regularly.
Andrea Longe
02:03:54
I work for a CCRC, we are very fortunate to have the use of our Therapy dept. right now as they're not offering community based programming, they have been very helpful with supports of 1:1 needs for residents. Also our housekeeping and laundry providers
Deb Brown
02:04:48
LTC facilities can get reimbursed if they need extra staff through the Covid Crisis. I added an 8 hour shift daily.
Laura H
02:04:56
Just me. We're independing living (for the most part)
Linda Jensen
02:05:26
@Deb ~ how do you find out more about that, to get extra staff reimbursed?
Mecayla Holmquist
02:05:33
It is only me and another full time staff member in Activities. We have been BCA and PFA certified through Leading Age in my state. We are actually even going to get our CNA's, But sadly they are pulling us more on the floor than us doing actual activities
Angelina Becerra
02:06:02
Just my assistant and I, and there are days that its just one of us to cover because we need to take are days off.
ashley peek
02:06:13
Just me too, with MHT help once in a while
Brenda Evans
02:07:12
By myself here at the moment. I had an assistant for the previous couple of months. One staff person is distributing the ice cream treats 2x/week.
joan Cullinane
02:07:40
Angelina and Ashley, I have been doing Saturdays alone for 5 years and at first I thought I had to see everyone and do big activities now I have relaxed and am happy if I have had a good interaction with a few people and linked others to another resident.
Mecayla Holmquist
02:08:43
We do weekend activities but only 3 hours each day due to our budget that we have to follow
ashley peek
02:08:46
Yes Joan, very true!
Angelina Becerra
02:09:17
yes, very true Joan
Sherri
02:09:29
I came to my facility in Jan. 2020. There was no activity program in place. therefore, I had to start from scratch. I am IT....the only one in the dept. and we are so short staffed because no one wants to work for a paycheck, it is very hard to get to all the residents. Currently we have 30 with max occupancy at 74
Angelina Becerra
02:09:36
I love what I do, even when there are crazy days.
Roma Lee
02:10:00
My Memory Care Community Members just can't remember Social Distancing. They move their chairs close to each other. Frequent reminders help but we spend so much time explaining why we need to keep those 6 feet away and they seem to understand for about 10 minutes.
Brenda Evans
02:10:01
Joan - I had 1 person per activity yesterday -- but what about the other 70? The weather is nice and they are allowed to go out with their families, so some of my regulars aren't attending presently.
Renee Markle
02:10:50
pretty awesome
Sherri
02:10:55
I love what I do as well....most days it is crazy! Especially when I get pulled to help in admin position
Deb Brown
02:11:02
I would have to talk to my Admin. Anything that we have to purchase extra for our facility is reimbursable as well. Message me @ debbieb@fieldcrestcare.com and I'll try to find out more
Brenda Evans
02:11:43
Painter tape! I got permission from the ED and housekeeping to mark the carpet & floors. However, I'm still constantly moving the furniture back to the blue x's.
Linda Jensen
02:11:44
@Deb ~ thank you!
ashley peek
02:11:55
I do two groups a day with dayhab pts and starting with one group a day on the units with individual activites given to those who would like them all over the hospital
joan Cullinane
02:12:13
Brenda, I think even before the other 70 don't all want to do the same thing. Ideally there would be more cnas too so no one had to wait to use the bathroom. I can only meet so many needs a day. Luckily usually family visits are better activities than doing a group with me!!!
Brenda Evans
02:13:44
Weekends are on their own except for ice cream on Saturday afternoon and another staff person turns on a church service in the Theater on Sunday mornings.
joan Cullinane
02:13:56
unfortunately in Alaska, we have a very small window for outdoor concerts and movies!!!!!
ashley peek
02:14:30
outdoor movie would be great in LV at night! we have a pretty big courtyard
Sally Jenkins
02:14:40
I am a certified act director and I left LTC to help open Adult Day cares. Then Covid came and I was laid off. then owner say not reopening. I was so glad I had my ADC, as I was able to go back to Activities in LTC. I am 60 Years old and not easy to job hunt. Out of 40 jobs applied only had 2 interviews as no one was hiring. I am very lucky.
Cathy Lieblich
02:15:41
Bringing drive in movie theatres back would be great! Hadn't thought of that. Now that we can watch movies at home, though, might lessen the market for it though.
Linda Jensen
02:16:10
@Sally thank Heavens! Yes, I have my ADC and using the last of these 6 CEU's today to recertify! Good luck to you.
Heather Tallent
02:16:12
Great Presentation!
Deborah Bailey
02:16:25
@Sally Jenkins - You have a much better idea of what the culture for our seniors was!
Cathy Lieblich
02:16:36
Great presentation, Sarah and Charles! Thank you!
Stephanie Hensle
02:16:44
ooh drive in! that may work here soon (when we reopen a little more)
Brenda Evans
02:16:46
Kudos to you, Sally! I had one employer said they like to hire Baby Boomers because of our work ethic.
Jeri Montag
02:16:47
We used to do drive in movie nights in our court yard . Only in spring and fall so it would be dark enough but not too late.
Cory Shondell
02:16:52
How long have you currently been in your activity profession? I've been the director in my facility for 8 months :)
Heather Allen
02:17:06
I am creating a document with all the comments from the webinars. If you want a copy please email me at heatherallen@gcltc.com
Angelina Torrieri
02:17:08
1 1/2 years
Nancy Richards
02:17:19
great info! believe it IS our time to reinforce the wellness model of service delivery
Mecayla Holmquist
02:17:29
@Heather working in activities for almost 5 years
Linda Jensen
02:17:36
@Heather ~ great idea, I'll be emailing you. Thanks.
Margaret Arlt
02:17:42
marlt@regencyhcr.com copy of chat please
Lauri Morris
02:17:46
a little over 5 years now
Donna Rose
02:17:47
31 years and OHHHH how everything has changed!
Johnna Shafeferly
02:17:51
@4 years
Andrea Longe
02:17:52
@Heather Allen, Thank You!
Cory Shondell
02:18:03
31 years! Good For You! :)
Julie Stevens
02:18:05
What technology do you use for outdoor movies?
Linda Jensen
02:18:14
Wow, I'm feeling old, I started as a volunteer in 1982, then assistant in 1979, director from 1983 on.
Stephanie Hensle
02:18:16
4 years as a director 12 years in recreation
Joyce Quintrell
02:18:23
i have been 21 years in adult day memory care...16 at my present center
Linda Jensen
02:18:34
OOPS volunteer 1972, then....
Carrie Schuller
02:18:39
I have been in my position for 60 days today :-)
joan Cullinane
02:18:45
I have found that if I search long enough some one who lives or works in our facility will turn up who can provide what we need. Someone who is a deacon can give communion. someone who knows Spades can play with another person. Family member has mini horses.
Cathy Lieblich
02:18:45
Wonderful, Joyce!
Carrie Schuller
02:18:50
Also, thank you Heather!
ashley peek
02:18:53
2 years started in a psych hospital which was amazing and now director at this rehab hospital
Joyce Quintrell
02:19:06
thank you Cathy!
Sally Jenkins
02:19:20
Yes lost first interview I know because of my age. Later they called after they hired someone alse and she did not work out. I was happy to tell them I found a job and turn them down. I have worked activities 5 as assistant and 15 as director.
zorahayda de vera
02:19:43
@Heather Allen. I’ll be emailing you thanks
Denise Vassar
02:19:47
I have worked a CNA and Activity Director over the past 35 years.
brittany.bowles
02:19:48
Been in my position for almost a year! Been in the facility for many with volunteer work and interning. Most people are shocked when I say I'm only 20! Haha
Cathy Lieblich
02:20:03
Start with the person's preferences - so important!
joan Cullinane
02:20:06
Sally, the mental health peer movement would applaud our use of older adults helping older adults!
Roma Lee
02:20:10
Blue Tape is a good idea. I will ask about it! Thanks!
Brenda Evans
02:20:19
My residents prefer in-person activities. Tried an on-line program and they said they didn't like it, so I went back to printing the slide show and leading a group discussion as we passed the pages around the group (6 feet apart & with masks!).
Allison P
02:20:21
@ Sally - wish you'd come work with my company!!!!
Linda Jensen
02:21:02
It's very challenging in our sub acute respiratory clinic as most all rooms are isolation rooms, so can't really take in something not taking out, most all on vents/respirators who can/can't talk or can/can't move or can/can't talk. Anyone else who is experiencing this type of setting, please let me know as this is a more unique setting, would love to chat!
Sally Jenkins
02:21:05
Thanks for all great messages
brittany.bowles
02:21:06
Yes, my residents prefer in person activities. Know your audience for sure!
joan Cullinane
02:21:33
Brenda! yes I learned as a therapist people prefer a real experience versus virtual reality. We crave true engagement.
Bernadette Michael
02:21:34
I would love for someone to come up with a mask that our residents can see our mouths so they can read our lips.
Mindi Nelson
02:21:54
they have those masks
Margaret Arlt
02:21:55
darn internet keeps kicking me off
Charmaine Emond
02:21:59
You can order them on Amazon.
Kimberly Bowser
02:22:00
I had a resident who, whenever she was angry if you said "Hey, play me a song on the piano" she would play a piece that she had memorized that embodied how she was feeling. She had been a concert pianist for years.
Sally Jenkins
02:22:04
Yes they have one for lip readers
Mindi Nelson
02:22:08
we use them for our hearing impaired folks
Cathy Lieblich
02:22:09
I think they have, Bernadette. I suggest googling it.