This new book outlines key subject matter for long term care activity professionals already working in the field. Thoroughly researched and referenced, this book will provide a comprehensive understanding of all relevent information needed by activity professionals in long term care situations. .
Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section I-Establishing Yourself and Understanding Your Residents and Department. History, Definitions and Qualifications. Your Part in the Facility. Aging and the Physical/Psychosocial Needs of the Residents. Getting to Know Residents, Staff and Families. Supervising Your Staff Through Effective Management Techniques. Creating and Maintaining Environmental Areas. Section II- Activity Programming and Implementation. Budgeting. Program Development. Program Implementation. Program Implementation-Beyond Traditional Programming. Marketing, Programming Tips and Group Leadership. Documentation and Medical Records. SECTION III- Regulatory Compliance. Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management. Typical Problems and Solutions. Volunteers. Establishing Community Ties. In-Service Programs and Other Education. Advancing Your Career. Self-Assessment Exam. Appendices-Activity Professional Staffing Requirements. List of Vendors. Publishers of Activity Books, Newsletters and Journals. List of Information Resources-Organizations and Groups. List of Activity Organizations. Answers to Review Questions. MDS 2.0. Glossary. Index