THERE IS SOMETHING ABOUT “ACTIVITIES”. QUALITY IMPROVEMENT NURSE CONSULTANTS . WE’RE “MOVING” TOWARD CHANGE . F248- ACTIVITIES F249- ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR. ACTIVITIES- F248. Facility Ongoing program of activities In accordance with the comprehensive assessment
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QUALITY IMPROVEMENT NURSE CONSULTANTS
~ Provide a space and environmental cues that encourages physical exercise, decreases exit behavior, and decreases extra stimulation
~ Calm, non-rushed environment
~Structured, familiar activities
~ One-to-one activities/small group
~ Exercise and movement activities
~ Activities in which resident can succeed, broken into simple steps. One-to-one, short, repetitive, slow.
~ normalizing activities such as stacking canned food onto shelves, folding laundry, providing rummage areas in plain sight (e.g., a dresser)
~ Provide activities just before or after meal time and where the meal is being served (out of the room)
~Providing in-room volunteer visits, music, or videos of choice.
~Encouraging volunteer-type work that begins in the room and needs to be completed outside the room.
~ Include in social programs, small group activities, service projects with opportunities for leadership.
~ relevant and valuable to their quality of life and considered a part of their dignity
~ need to amount to something and be meaningful to the residents’ lives
~ residents with dementia are happier and less agitated in homes with many planned activities for them.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Manual System, Provider Certification
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)