Making Activities MeaningfulMaking Activities Meaningful
Quality in LTC Training Series
(1 hour) - Approvals: NAB (NHA/RCAL)

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Audience: Owners, operators, and staff of long-term care facilities
  • NAB Approved – 1622016-1.00-15890-dl
  • All states – Check your licensing regulations for your specific requirements. In most states, our courses satisfy administrator/staff continuing education requirements.

Introduction: Activities are meant to be therapeutic, which means they produce good effects on the mind and body. While some activities are meant to be fun, others are aimed at maintaining a resident’s self-esteem and helping them to continue to feel like a valued member of their community.

The purpose of this program is to help you identify activities for your residents that will promote their enjoyment, socialization, self-esteem, functional ability, and quality of life.
Objectives: At the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • List and describe the main categories of activities;
  • Describe the importance of a well-balanced activity program;
  • Describe activity planning considerations;
  • Describe how resident characteristics affect activity planning;
  • Describe how to overcome barriers to a successful activity program;
  • Develop new and creative activities that involve the senses, exercise, plants/animals/children, the outdoors, memories, and culture; and
  • Implement motivational techniques to encourage social interaction among residents.

Course Topics: In this program, you will learn about:
  • Activity Basics
  • Planning Considerations
  • Types of Activities

Course Authors: Claire S. Cole, MS, RN, C is a nurse educator who is certified in Gerontology by the ANCC. She has worked as a medical surgical nurse, ICU/CCU nurse, Director of Nursing, staff development nurse, and has taught courses for certified nursing assistants and certified medicine aides.

Susan Shemanski Harrington, MS, PE is co-founder and President of Harrington Software Associates, Inc./ Long-Term Care Learning Center a company specializing in developing innovative training solutions for long-term care staff. Harrington has over 16 years experience conducting research and developing training. Her experience includes serving as the principal investigator for research grants funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Nursing Research, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In each project, she developed and evaluated innovative safety training programs. Her research articles have appeared in Fire Technology, Journal for Nurses in Staff Development, Nurse Education Today, Educational Gerontology, Journal of Safety Research, and Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing.

NAB Approval Information: This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1 clock hour.

The Long-Term Care Learning Center is a Certified Sponsor of professional continuing education with the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and has approved this program for the number of clock hours listed under their sponsor agreement with NAB/NCERS. State licensure boards, however, have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses.

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