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Activities for older people in care homes : a handbook for successful activity planning

Author: Sarah Crockett
Publisher: London : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When tasked with providing activities for older people in care, it can be difficult to know where to begin. What constitutes an activity? How can you make sure activities are positive and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Crockett
ISBN: 9781849054294 1849054290
OCLC Number: 869768379
Description: 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Introduction. Part I: The Importance of Activities and How to Get Started. 1. Dementia: The Basics. 2. What Are Activities For? 3. Getting to Know Your Audience. 4. How to Assess a Resident for Activities. 5. Life Stories. 6. Care Planning Activity. 7. The Value of Timetables. 8. Getting People to Join In. 9. Recording What You've Done. 10. Sensory Activity. 11. Environment and Reality Orientation. 12. Using Activity to "Solve Problems. 13. Assessing the Risks. 13. Budgeting and Money Stretching. 15. Trouble. Part II: 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. Theme Days. Trips Out. Afterword. Resources. References. Index.
Responsibility: Sarah Crockett.

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Covers everything from crafts to gradening, knitting, exercise games and cooking, and is a pick for any working in a care home who wants adult-oriented activities. -- Midwest Book Review Through this Read more...

 
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