As you continue to work with the “Champions” at your care communities, we encourage you to show them these brief videos from the Function Focused Care website: http://www.functionfocusedcare.org/videocoaching
The six videos offer practical tips on how to engage residents with cognitive impairment and help them perform activities of daily living, which is when challenging behaviors often occur in people with dementia. There is a video on each of the following topics:
Oral Care and grooming
Encouraging group activity
Motivating people to go outside
You can even show the videos on a mobile device to GNA’s and other busy staff, as each video is only about 3 minutes long! Consider showing a different video at each of your next staff meetings, and discussing the ideas presented. Could some of the approaches shown work with your more challenging residents? Let us know how you use them at your community.
Have a great week!