Benefits of resident engagement

Hello everyone, A study published in the Journal of Nursing Scholarship posed the question, “Is an Engaging or Soothing Environment Associated With the Psychological Well-Being of People with Dementia in Long-Term Care?” (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27802364) Well…what do you think the researchers learned? They found that an engaging environment was associated with more positive emotional expressions, and that […]

Engaging residents with apathy

A person who is withdrawn or apathetic is someone who is socially withdrawn and is experiencing a loss of interest and motivation. Behaviors that reflect being withdrawn or apathetic might include: sitting alone in one’s room avoiding contact with others making limited eye contact with others. It’s important to note that these behaviors are not […]

Increasing resident engagement in activities

We’ve talked about how encouraging residents to participate as much as possible in their own care can help maintain or even increase function and decrease negative behaviors. Let’s remember that residents with moderate to severe dementia can have fun too! How often do we see a group of residents participating in a recreational activity, but […]

Function focused care exemplars

As you continue to work with the “Champions” at your nursing homes, we encourage you to show them these brief videos from our website: http://www.functionfocusedcare.org/videocoaching The six videos offer great tips on how to engage residents with cognitive impairment and help them perform activities of daily living such as dressing, oral care and toileting, and […]