A rapidly changing society and an ever-growing need to deliver services more efficiently and effectively has created the opportunity for long term care facilities in New Brunswick to respond proactively.
Investing in therapeutic recreation activities can answer many of the questions and challenges facing long term care facilities. Find out how the Therapeutic Activity Professionals’ Course from the Atlantic Institute on Aging can bring significant, strategic, and efficient results in your facility!
Recognizing a gap in the training and support being offered to LTC Activity Professionals in New Brunswick, the Atlantic Institute on Aging designed and launched a new Therapeutic Activity Professionals’ Course. The course covers many topics that are facing Activity Professionals today and resources for managing the dynamic and ever-changing demands of the industry, including: programming for those living with dementia, narrative care, music care, and volunteer management–among others!
Hurry! Registration for the next course offering ends on Wednesday, April 2nd. Information can be found on our website, aginginstitute.ca/education/activity
The first version of this yearlong course wrapped up last month and the noticeable impact on the quality of life of residents and the empowerment of staff were simply incredible. The course demonstrated the role that activity personnel play in the care process and how therapeutic approaches in recreation can relieve and support other care staff as well. The benefits we’ve seen include improving the physical and emotional wellness of residents, a reduction in resident behavioural issues, delivering holistic and person-centred approaches and interventions in care, and the creation of meaningful relationships and interaction with residents and staff.
Still not convinced? Talk to the administrators of the eight homes that sent and supported staff in the course–we’re sure they’ll be able to tell you, firsthand, the impact the Therapeutic Activity Professionals’ Course had on their facilities.