Customized Activities — Appealing to
Your Loved One’s Personal Interests
We start by completing a Social History Assessment. This includes social history, personality, preferences, skills, hobbies, favorite pastimes and activities. With the use of a specially designed questionnaire linked to our automated software, we generate a customized report of activities and information to create entertaining projects and uplifting tasks for each client. Families and friends can also utilize this dynamic tool through our Family Portal. The Social History Assessment is an important element of care that we use to create meaningful relationships with our clients. The great relationships between our clients and caregivers are extremely positive and further assure that you can rely on us for the care of your loved one.
Daily Activities — Structuring Daily Routines
The curated questionnaire with accompanying software generates personal insights which are used to create a daily agenda reflective of each clients’ hobbies, skills and preferences. Additional resources are provided through the customized links included in the personalized report. This individualized approach benefits the client as well as the caregiver and helps facilitate their relationship as well as create a structured daily routine. Our goal is to enact at least one meaningful activity per client, per shift.
Beyond the benefit of improving relationships, meaningful activities provide much needed:
- Cognitive stimulation
- Gentle exercise
- Skill retention
- Life meaning and purpose
Here are a few additional meaningful activity resources we incorporate into our daily care routines that are available to anyone:
Tune in Today Playlists
All of our Facebook Live Tune in Today programs are available anytime on the ComForCare and At Your Side YouTube channel. This makes access to the programs, featuring stories and familiar songs from the 30s - 60s, very simple. Click here to view the playlist. Previous live concerts were recorded and are available for on-demand use at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhyzuBcc1Yk&list=PLu4WvBqW-_ZesDgmiouBZitQwEPOln2AF
Joyful Memories on SoundCloud
The Joyful Memories program is designed to create connections and communicate with older adults at all levels of health using the power of music. Creating a SoundCloud account is easy. You can use your email address, Google, Facebook or Apple to connect. Signing up is free, and provides you with unlimited listening. To access the Joyful Memories playlists in the search feature (tap on the magnifying glass) simply type in: Joyful Memories Steve Toll. There are 15 playlists organized by genre which are appropriate for older adults to enjoy. Click here to view the playlists.
All of these elements improve quality of life for our clients and create the opportunity for them to “live their best life possible.”