1st day activities coordinator

Discussion in 'Welcome and how to use Talking Point' started by RoxyS, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. RoxyS

    RoxyS New member

    Oct 10, 2018
    1
    Female
    Bromsgrove
    Hello everyone,
    Thank you So much for taking me in your family
    Today I will start my first as activities coordinator with dementia people but some of them have capacity. I was care assistant from 1 year and half and now I have a better opportunity in another care home. I am a little bit afraid and I have emotions about how it will be.
    I don’t know from where to start really...
    Have a lovely day all
     
  2. karaokePete

    karaokePete Volunteer Host

    Jul 23, 2017
    3,045
    Male
    N Ireland
  3. kindred

    kindred Registered User

    Apr 8, 2018
    1,512
    hello and so welcome and congratulations on your job. If you go to my thread: please don't throw me away - in I have a partner with dementia, I write about activities in my husband's loving nursing home, and their impact on us all.
    Again welcome and congratlations.
    with warmest wishes Kindred.
     
  4. love.dad.but..

    love.dad.but.. Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
    3,609
    Kent
    Good luck on your first day. A good activities co ordinator is worth their weight in gold to the residents and their families with regular varied activities which relate to different stages and the very variable personalities of the residents.
     
  5. Emkit09

    Emkit09 New member

    Oct 11, 2018
    1
    Hi I also have started as a activities coordinator about a month ago now & love it but it is quite daunting at first trying to keep everyone happy , organising events and also daily activities, but whatever activity you do is great & don’t forget you can’t do it all yourself everyone should get involved carers managers etc , get yourself a planner to write down what you’ll be doing daily then rotate it at least that will take the pressure off yourself & worrying what your doing when you arrive to work , it helped me anyway , I have years of experience in the way of working as a care assistant so it is a little easier for me but doing activities as more sole job was scary to start with , I’m sure you’ll do great !
     

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