Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.
Music has been proven to be very beneficial for the elderly in long term care, particularly those living with dementia or Alzheimer's Disease. Here are some wonderful free playlists of famous songs from the 40s, 50s
The Importance of Laughter in Long Term Care Facilities
This activity board is designed to be used in a long term care unit with Alzheimer's or other dementia residents. It is really neat! They are expensive. If you can make one yourself please do and donate it to a facility near you!
Infographic: Do you need long-term care insurance?
70% of people who reach the age of 65 will need long-term care at some point in their lives, but is long term care insurance right for your financial situation? It's expensive, and a savings and investment strategy might be better for you. In-home care is another option. Take a look at the information in this graphic to help make your decision.