These half-day workshops provide Activity Co-ordinators and other nursing home staff with the knowledge, direction and ideas to create engaging activities programmes in their care centres.
Care staff can sometimes find it difficult to create activities programmes that are inclusive and individualised for residents who are living with dementia, particularly where the dementia is severe. Studies have shown that residents of care centres spend the majority of their time not engaged in any meaningful activity. These workshops are hands-on and interactive, providing participants with direction on how to design activates and create resources that meet individual needs.
When well designed, activities:
Promote self esteem
Maintain the person’s skills and abilities
Compensate for lost abilities
Provide an opportunity for enjoyment, pleasure and social contact
Are tailored to the needs of each person
The workshops have Category 1 accreditation with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland. Who are these workshops for? Activity Coordinators and other health and social care professionals and caregivers.
Life Story Boards (half-day workshop)
Life story is critical to understanding a person and designing activities that support their physical and psychological wellbeing. Learn how to create resources and life story boards, which suggest daily activities to enhance a person’s physical and psychological wellbeing
Learning outcomes from this workshop:
Understanding what makes up an individual
Learning how to identify and source information, photographs and keepsakes that tap into a person’s retained memories and life story
Knowing what resources work best, including music for happiness
Being able to work as a team to combine life story elements efficiently
Learning how to create life story boards to support enhanced daily life
The aim of this workshop is to assist activity coordinators with understanding their role and goals as a Person Centred Activities coordinator.
A step by step guide: How to create a meaningful Activities Programme
How to create an equal working environment where you and residents create the culture together
How to be a part of and include others in a creative team
How to plan create and implement a meaningful integrated activity programme which supports agency, equality and empowerment
At the end of this workshop Attendees will:
Understand the steps to take to gather information, devise and implement a meaningful Person Centred Activities Programme
Learn ways to keep their Activities Programme updated and relevant
Become more confident in the meaning and goals of the role of an Activities Coordinator
Learn to include opportunities for learning and resident’s goals
Understand how to devise a Person Centred Activities Programme with residents supporting equality and agency of all involved
Who is this workshop for?
This workshop targets people who are involved in creating organising or implementing an activities programme for older people, which includes all grades of staff from Director of Nursing to Healthcare Assistants.
A person who is involved in running a day care centres daily activities.
A person who is considering applying for a position of activities coordinator.
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