How to Make your Care Home Fun

How to Make your Care Home Fun

Simple Activities for People of All Abilities

Book - 2009
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Jessica Kingsley Pub
As we grow older, our need to be engaged in interesting activities does not diminish and is vital to our quality of life. How to Make Your Care Home Fun examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices.As well as suggesting a programme of activities for older people in care homes including arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening and cooking, it also takes the stance that 'activity nursing' should be integral to all personal care plans and not simply regarded as an add on to medical care. The author also examines how care homes are run and regulated in the light of recent legislation and considers the services provided by care homes and areas of potential deficiency. The book offers a wide selection of activities that can be used with people of all abilities and have greatly improved quality of life for elderly people in care.Highlighting the value of nursing that caters for an individual's physical, mental and emotional needs, this book is an ideal resource for care home professionals and anyone who is responsible for the well-being of elderly people in care.
This book examines the need for activities for elderly people in care and offers a practical programme of entertaining activities that can be used in nursing and residential homes, day centres, rehabilitation centres and hospices. As well as suggesting a programme of activities, it also advocates that 'activity nursing' should be integral to care.

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For home care professionals and others, this guide describes how to implement entertaining activities for older people in nursing and residential homes, day centers, rehabilitation centers, and hospices. These activities are meant for people with all abilities and include arts and crafts, role-playing, gardening, music, discussions and debates, going out, and cooking. A chapter on activities for people with dementia is incorporated. Brief discussion of legislation in the UK is included, but activities can be used anywhere. No index is provided. The late Agar worked as a lay inspector for care homes in the UK and was associated with the Exmouth Alzheimer's Society. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009
Description: 141 p. ; 22 cm
ISBN: 9781843109525
1843109522
Branch Call Number: 790.1926 Aga

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