Easy Sun Catchers with Coloring Pages

Easy Sun Catchers with Coloring Pages

22 Awesome Activities for Nursing Homes: Activities in Nursing and Assisted Living Overview

22 Awesome Activities for Nursing Homes

22 Awesome Activities for Nursing Homes: Activities in Nursing and Assisted Living Overview

Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.

How to motivate residents in long term care

Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.

Plan your own Mini Olympics for the Elderly in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. What a spectacular event and what a great opportunity to make your facility buzz with excitement!

How to host your own Mini Olympics

Plan your own Mini Olympics for the Elderly in Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities. What a spectacular event and what a great opportunity to make your facility buzz with excitement!

Homemade Non-Skid Socks    We used diabetic/circulatory socks (perfect for swollen feet).  After washing the socks without fabric softener, we decorated the bottoms from heel to toe with fabric puff paint.  Lines, dots, squiggles!  You just have to make sure to use thick lines when making your designs so that there is plenty of traction on the bottoms.  Leave socks flat and let dry for at least 4 hours.    These are going to a nursing home, but they are great for anyone!

Homemade Non-Skid Socks We used diabetic/circulatory socks (perfect for swollen feet). After washing the socks without fabric softener, we decorated the bottoms from heel to toe with fabric puff paint. Lines, dots, squiggles! You just have to make sure to use thick lines when making your designs so that there is plenty of traction on the bottoms. Leave socks flat and let dry for at least 4 hours. These are going to a nursing home, but they are great for anyone!

Senior folks like to make crafts that are easy to make, and suitable to do with limited dexterity. Over 30 crafts for senior citizens in nursing homes. Simple craft projects ideas for older adults.

49 Amazing Craft Ideas for Seniors

Senior folks like to make crafts that are easy to make, and suitable to do with limited dexterity. Over 30 crafts for senior citizens in nursing homes. Simple craft projects ideas for older adults.

Paddle Balloon Game    Great for playing games at nursing home, assisted living facility, or with grandma and grandpa..ok, could also play with kids.

Paddle Balloon Game Great for playing games at nursing home, assisted living facility, or with grandma and grandpa..ok, could also play with kids.

DIY Birdfeeder Kids Craft | Fun indoor activities for kids

DIY Birdfeeder Kids Craft | Fun indoor activities for kids

This easy to edit activity calendar is pre-filled with upcoming events and celebration ideas for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. A perfect resourc

Free Activity Calendar for Seniors

This easy to edit activity calendar is pre-filled with upcoming events and celebration ideas for nursing homes and assisted living facilities. A perfect resourc

Alzheimer's and Dementia Activities for patients in nursing homes.

Alzheimer's and Dementia Activities for patients in nursing homes.

Target throwing for the elderly is a consistently popular game in Day Centres and Care Homes. It's accessible to everyone and lots of fun.

Target throwing for the elderly is a consistently popular game in Day Centres and Care Homes. It's accessible to everyone and lots of fun.

Paint Chip Color Matching Game...great idea for nursing home activity @credits4kim

Paint Chip Color Matching Game...great idea for nursing home activity @credits4kim

There is hardly anything more rewarding for activity coordinators than an increase in resident participation. Weeks of hard work are paid off!  It is even more gratifying to see a resident who repeatedly declines to join activities walk into the recreation area for a concert, game or to participate in a trivia or discussion group. Here are a few tips that may help improve participation rates at your facility. Some you may be using already, others you may not have tried for a while.

10 ways to increase activity participation

There is hardly anything more rewarding for activity coordinators than an increase in resident participation. Weeks of hard work are paid off! It is even more gratifying to see a resident who repeatedly declines to join activities walk into the recreation area for a concert, game or to participate in a trivia or discussion group. Here are a few tips that may help improve participation rates at your facility. Some you may be using already, others you may not have tried for a while.

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The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in nursing homes based on impressive results. Sensory activities contribute to the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia. Sensory activities can be non-verbal; thereby crossing cultural boundaries.

Sensory Boxes & Other Ideas to Stimulate the Senses

The sensory functions of elders decline as they grow older and this can impact on their feelings of well-being. Multi-sensory stimulation is becoming increasingly popular in nursing homes based on impressive results. Sensory activities contribute to the emotional and physical health of people living with dementia. Sensory activities can be non-verbal; thereby crossing cultural boundaries.

Christmas Bell Ornaments - inexpensive holiday activity for kids. Would be awesome at a winter festival, recreation center, fundraiser, child to parent gift in art class at school, or even for elderly residents in nursing homes. All of the pieces are easy to handle, construction is simple, they're fun to assemble and you can paint them however you like. :)

Christmas Bell Ornaments - inexpensive holiday activity for kids. Would be awesome at a winter festival, recreation center, fundraiser, child to parent gift in art class at school, or even for elderly residents in nursing homes. All of the pieces are easy to handle, construction is simple, they're fun to assemble and you can paint them however you like. :)

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