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Activities for Older People in Care Homes A Handbook for Successful Activity Planning

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ISBN-10: 1849054290

ISBN-13: 9781849054294

Edition: 2013

Authors: Sarah Crockett

List price: $12.99
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When tasked with providing activities for older people in care homes, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are as positive and person-centred as possible? What can you actually do? Written by an experienced activity coordinator, this handbook is an indispensable companion for others in this role.The author provides useful background information on dementia, the importance of activities and how to get to know residents through life story work. She addresses important practical considerations such as how to assess a resident for suitable activities, activity planning, timetabling, budgeting and money-stretching, as well as…    
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Book details

List price: $12.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication date: 7/28/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
The Importance of Activities and How to Get Started
Dementia: The Basics
What Are Activities For?
Getting to Know Your Audience
How to Assess a Resident for Activities
Life Stories
Care Planning Activity
The Value of Timetables
Getting People to Join In
Recording What You've Done
Sensory Activity
Environment and Reality Orientation
Using Activity to 'Solve Problems'
Assessing the Risks
Budgeting and Money Stretching
Trouble
But What Can I Actually Do?
Art
Books
Cooking
Crafts
Daily Living
Exercise
Games
Gardening
Knitting
Linking with the Community
Music
Reminiscence
Rummage
Sensory
Spiritual and Religious
Theme Days
Trips Out
Afterword
Resources
Index