Our friends at County Meadows in Pennsylvania have developed a simple yet effective way to document a resident’s participation in activities of daily living and physical activity. This simple form (see example here) can help residents be accountable for their participation and motivate them to continue with it. It also helps staff keep track of a resident’s goals and provides a way to show family members what their loved one is accomplishing on his/her own. Give it a try with a few of your residents and let us know what you think!
Also, don’t forget out our “Stand Up to Falls” contest!!! Email us pictures, videos or written descriptions of your staff working with residents to stand and transfer by October 31st, and your staff could win a pizza party!