For residents in long term care, quality of life centers around how they occupy their time - the sense of joy and fulfilment that results from activities available to them. Residents need to feel necessary and involved in their world. When they feel like their lives are active, it's easier for them to experience a higher quality of living.
Caregivers play a crucial role in helping residents remain active - by working with residents to identify those activities that can be most engaging and by providing opportunities to participate in groups and as individuals in activities that are fun and fulfilling.
"Meaningful Work" is a video-based learning program for staff members. It can positively influence every member of the caregiving team by helping:
- Explain the benefits for residents in long term care.
- Describe how they can make meaningful activities a natural part of the routine of care they provide - and a way of life for residents.
- Teach how to integrate activities into life at your facility.
"Meaningful Work" can show caregivers how to help residents identify activities that are meaningful. It will also explain how staff and your facility can develop programs that can maximize facility resources while offering residents a fulfilling experience.
This educational program is geared to all staff in long term care, but especially those who have direct contact with residents. Training with "Meaningful Work" can inspire the skills and feelings to help you and your staff understand the value and practice of delivering quality care.
ElderCare Communications is a leading provider of high quality video-based education and information to help improve the quality of care and resident quality of life in long-term care settings.
You may download the facilitator guide here.