Avonpark Activities A Fulfilling Day
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A fulfilling day
One of the biggest challenges facing staff caring for individuals in nursing and residential care settings is how to ensure each person enjoys the opportunity to participate in a range of social and recreational activities, which bring purpose and meaning to their life within the resources available to them and which enable individuals to achieve their personal goals.
Many care homes provide a programme of group activities which residents are encouraged to participate in . However, with a little imagination and organisation much more than this can be done.
Avonpark care home have adopted a system which combines a varied and imaginative weekly group activities programme with person centred, goal orientated, activity planning to ensure that individuals are supported to choose activities which they find fulfilling and which assist them to develop or maintain their skills.
There is a robust system of audit, which supports future planning of group and individual activities. The audit of staff involvement in activities helps to ensure that the provision of activities is seen as integral part of the caring role, rather than something which is the sole remit of activity staff or an optional add on.
The development of individual request and feedback forms ensures that service users are able to participate in and influence the programme of activities provided.
We have appended completed samples of the documentation which supports the provision of activities within Avonpark to give you some idea of how the process can work in practice.
Examples of the forms used can be accessed here .
If you would like further information on the documentation or the development of their activities programme please contact
Avonpark Care Home