Care

Activities Coordinator

 

 

  • Activities Coordinator

Research and evidence shows that maintaining physical and cognitive stimulation in later life can contribute towards a healthy lifestyle and the well-being of individuals receiving care and support.

The provision and development of activities and resources within health and social care settings greatly contribute to participation and inclusion for individuals whilst ensuring relationships are developed.

Whether directly responsible for developing and providing meaningful activities within residential care environments or stepping into a voluntary role the need to meet each individuals unique physical, cognitive and psychological needs whilst providing engaging and stimulating activities can be a daunting prospect.

With this in mind this session is designed and developed to provide an understanding of the role of activities coordinators and providers within the health care sector, creating an environment where social interaction is encouraged and individuals feel involved and a part of their community.  Learners will develop an understanding of the benefits of providing meaningful activities including how activities can play an important role within dementia care; learners will explore how to choose and develop appropriate activities which meet individual needs, include family and friends and how to involve individuals in developing and organising activities.

Who is it for?

This session is suitable for any health care support worker, activities coordinator or those supporting individuals with learning or physical disabilities.

Session content

  • The role of the activities coordinator
  • Activities and their benefits
  • Reminiscence as an activity
  • Fine and gross motor skills enhancing activites
  • Creative activitie
  • Outdoor activities
  • Selecting appropriate activities
  • Planning activities for individuals and groups
  • Evaluating activities
  • Activities and dementia care
  • Involving individuals and their families

Group members are encouraged to share experiences and ideas, discuss and explore why there is a need for meaningful activities and the impact activities can have on cognitive function as well as participating in a number of activities they can adapt to suit their workplace and individuals they support.

 

Activites coordinator-course-Osburn-Academy

 

Session cost £35 +VAT per person

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