Tag: engagement

7 steps to build programming into a customer experience strategy

To effectively address the needs of any and all residents, a retirement community needs to put in place a genuine programming strategy with a goal to deliver outstanding customer experiences. It should embrace all dimensions of wellness: emotional, occupational, social, spiritual, physical and educational, no matter where the residents are on their physical or cognitive […]

Three pillars of dementia programming with social engagement

Today’s senior housing market is much different than it was 10 or 20 years ago. The acuity of nursing home residents has increased significantly. Some kind of dementia is expected in 60% or more of residents.  At the same time, assisted living is also seeing dramatic increases and many experts agree that providing good care […]

Dementia & Programming – 5 tips to choosing an appropriate activity

Delivering proper engagement to people with dementia is critical for their quality of life and ability to thrive at any stage of the disease. The challenge lies often in finding something that is meaningful and person centered. Here are five guidelines to successfully choose an appropriate activity for someone with dementia:  1. Assess their skills, life […]

Three stages of dementia – Tips for successful stage appropriate activities

A recent study with older adults supports common sense by suggesting that engaging in leisure activities may have a protective role against cognitive decline, and that different types of activity may affect distinct cognitive functions. But what can one do when cognitive decline has started with an individual? How do you engage seniors and residents […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Activity Directors!

Many people do their best to make New Year’s resolutions that will help improve their life. Well why not take a step further and make resolutions for your job that will help improve your resident’s lives as well? The concept of making New Year’s resolutions for your activity department will not only help tackle little […]

Three tips on building Physical and Social activities as non-pharmacological interventions for dementia.

Last month, we provided three tips to reduce the use of antipsychotics by promoting more Patient centered care. To elaborate more on this series of cutting back the unnecessary usage of the drugs, we are going to discuss more on patient centered care and the positive impact activity programs can have in becoming alternatives in […]