The Caregiver Activity Lesson Plans books from R.O.S. are designed to give caregivers of all types an outline for an activity that the senior they care for will engage in. With step by step instructions on what to do, these are a great place to start for activities. This Volume contains multiple Caregiver Activity Lesson Plans and templates from the R.O.S. How Much Do You Know About Book Series of activity books. The How Much Do You Know About activity books are topic specific books that allow caregivers to provide engaging activities based on topics that are of interest to their client or loved one. This Volume contains activities based on words and terms related to Bread, Pastries and Cooking. The LARGE PRINT activities included in this Lesson plan books include: Trivia Word search Word scramble Crossword Code Breakers This Caregiver Activity Lesson Plans book was written by R.O.S. Therapy Systems and approved by the National Association of Activity Professionals which has been the quality of life authority for long term care settings since 1982. Each Lesson plan - whether used for Activities of Daily Living or Leisure Activities - are meant as general guidelines and suggestions and do not guarantee success. Every person has his or her own unique physical / cognitive abilities and needs. How a participant responds to an activity will dictate how the Activity Leader will continue to modify or adapt a Lesson Plan to meet individual participants' needs and abilities - now and in the future. The Lesson Plan should be ever-changing. It is meant to be written on and to note the changes you may have made from the original plan so that the next person working with the participant can follow your modifications with the goal of recreating positive experiences. Information included in each Lesson Plan from R.O.S.: Date: Document the date the activity is used with the senior Program Name: Activity name Objective: To provide meaningful, purposeful activities that will engage participant Materials: Suggested materials/resources to use with this program Prerequisite Skills: Physical skills/abilities a senior should possess for a program Activity Outline: Step-by-step instructions to complete the program Evaluation: A thorough evaluation is the most important part of the Lesson Plan. When conducting an activity with the senior, record any verbal cues, assistance, or modifications to incorporate into the activity. It is also helpful to include the senior's response to the program. Note if the senior dislikes a certain activity and won't ever be interested in engaging in this activity in the future. Note programs that are successful at distracting or eliminating a negative behavior (diversion activities). Encourage family members and caregivers to use the evaluation section and also leave tips. Don't waste time recreating the wheel of knowledge; pass on the information so everyone presents the program in the same way with the same modifications and cueing, and achieving the same positive outcomes.
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Scott Silknitter is the founder of R.O.S. Therapy Systems. Starting with a simple backyard project to help Mom and Dad during a 25 year fight with Parkinson's and dementia, Scott has made it his mission to make activities and engagement for those with cognitive and physical disabilities part of our national dialogue and to improve quality of life for caregivers and seniors through those activities and education. Scott is passionate about spreading this important message across the country and eventually across the globe. As a means to get the conversation started, he also developed the Start Some Joy Movement along with the initial co-sponsors of the movement - The National Association of Activity Professionals and the National Certification Council for Activity Professionals. He's co-written family caregiver books with national experts for both the Activities 101 for the Family Caregiver Series and the Activities for the Family Caregiver Series - to help caregivers engage and improve the quality of life for millions of people who suffer from dementia, Parkinson's ALS, stroke, TBI and many other debilitating, chronic diseases. Written with common sense advice and suggestions, but based on the principles and core focus areas for communication, engagement and care taught to long term care professionals. He has spoken to audiences from the largest at-home healthcare company to insurance professionals to civic groups to the multinational audience of TEDx viewers. He has also written articles and pieces for Foxnews.com, A Place For Mom's Alzheimer's website, the National Parkinson's Foundation, McKnight's Long Term Care Magazine and other publications and media outlets
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