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Activities in the time of COVID

Activities in the time of COVID
Elizabeth Walters, ADC
Activities Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
You walk into the facility, take your temperature don your PPE and mentally prepare for your day. You are immediately greeted by a Resident that is happy to see you. They know that you represent an end to their doldrums and are […]

The Younger Population in Skilled Nursing Facilities

by Theresa KalkaActivities DirectorSouthern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab

A younger population of residents is increasing in skilled nursing facilities, but it is not being actively acknowledged. In a study by Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, one in five long-stay Medicaid residents are under the age of 65, which is higher than the national average. […]

Importance of Activities in a Skilled Nursing Facility

Importance of Activities in a Skilled Nursing Facility
Theresa Kalka
Activities Director
Southern Hills Nursing & Rehab Center
Most people do not realize the importance of activities in nursing homes. The purpose of the activities staff is to improve the quality of life for these residents. It helps a resident realize that they are not alone, and that there […]

To Improve Everyday Function Social Activities

To Improve Everyday Function Social Activities
by Regina Dessausure
Activity Director
Southern Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation
There are 1,440 minutes in a day. If you subtract the time you spend working, commuting, eating, care giving, and sleeping, and you are left with several hundred minutes to engage in other activities.

When activity directors provide tools that empower residents to engage on […]

Activities Make a Different

By Regina Dessausure
Activities Director
Southern Hills Skilled Nursing & Rehab
Activities Make a Different
Engagement in social and leisure activities is an indicator of quality of life and well-being in nursing homes.  Activities can provide a sense of purpose when residents produce something, use skills from former work, or make a contribution.Many people enter a nursing facility when […]

Provide Meaningful Activities

by Regina Dessausure
Activity Director
Southern Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation
Importance of Activities
Activities are an integral part of life. They fill our days and provide us with a sense of purpose and bolster our self-esteem. This is as true for persons with   memory loss as it is for you and I.

However, with memory loss individuals often experience a lack of […]