Well, here I am blogging. The purpose of this blog is to offer advice and answer questions about long term care……yes, nursing homes. I know that most people who are unfamiliar with them have negative feelings about them but I’m here to change all of that!
Let me tell you a little bit about my experience. I’m a former nursing home activity director. I worked in nursing homes, assisted living, and adult day care. I have experience creating activity programs which take into account a resident’s interests, previous lifestyle, and any physical or cognitive limitations. I have done patient assessments/interviews, worked with family members to ensure the smoothest possible adjustment for their loved one, planned events such as teas, cookouts, outings, parties, and entertainment. I’ve been involved in presenting in-services for staff members. And I have experience with those suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease. As someone with over 15 years of experience working with the elderly in a variety of settings I am an advocate for residents, potential residents, and their families.
If you have a question about long term care please feel free to ask. I’m here to answer your questions.