Safely implement activities for elderly people as a coordinator and understand reminiscence, preconceptions and encouragement using a person centred approach within a care home or social care environment.
Most people, when confronted with the question, 'why activities?', respond with the same initial answer - that activities help to relieve boredom. We know it is a basic human need to interact in a meaningful manner with other people, particularly for people with care needs. This course provides the learner with the underpinning knowledge and evidence of their competence as an activity coordinator.
It is fun, easy to work through and can be completed at your own pace. The authors have supervised a team of activity coordinators for sixteen years. The course is an excellent opportunity to validate the role and comply with the CQC requirements of competence for “persons engaged in providing meaningful activities”.
(QCF units: ACT 201, ACT 202, ACT 204, ACT 206, ACT 208 and HSC 2023)
Activities Assessment Theory
For those with the overall responsibility of planning and delivering meaningful activities for individuals, new and fresh ideas are an important part in the consistency of the service. In this course there is an emphasis on the concept of life themes as part of the planning and implementation process. The learner will understand all aspects of the role of the coordinator and the course provides both new and existing staff a benchmark of ability.There are 5 comprehensive modules which include: Getting started, Types of activities, Planning your group, Working with Individuals and further Developing your key skills.
Provided by Essex Chambers Training. The course uses examples, case studies, exercises and reflective questions to explore issues such as preconceptions, how to work with person centred life themes, the 4 phases of planning, working with reminiscence, opening and closing the group, using all the senses, sourcing resources and the ageing process. The course also addresses activities when working with individuals, including project work, music, craft and day trips.