Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello everyone, Thanksgiving Day is almost here! Before we enjoy our fabulous feasts, it’s fun to work up those appetites with some morning exercise on turkey day! How about hosting a “Turkey Trot” at your community? Turkey trots have become very popular as a way to have fun with family and friends, and often raise […]

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A person who is withdrawn or apathetic is someone who is socially withdrawn and is experiencing a loss of interest and motivation. Behaviors that reflect being withdrawn or apathetic might include: sitting alone in one’s room avoiding contact with others making limited eye contact with others.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 […]