The Artful Skill of Reminiscence is another one of today’s current and relevant “Hot Topics” for the Recreation/Activity Professional. Anthony Vicari, Vice President of NAAP, along with members of the NAAP Regulations Committee, present this research paper for your information. We trust this paper will inspire you to improve the Quality of Life for those residents you serve each day.
As Activity Professionals, we know the joy and excitement that encompass the months of September, October, November, and December! I like to refer to them as the “BER” months. The hustle and bustle can become quite overwhelming not only for each of us but also for the people we serve. As we enter a new […]
Think normal. It is like a pebble in a pond. The pond is the institutional way, the institutional culture. The more we, of all professions, think normal life, the more we will move this huge institutional pendulum. Challenge yourself. Challenge your team. Talk about it. What do we have that is institutional and perpetuating the […]
We hear the term resilience used quite a lot these days, likely because it comes into the picture of so many adverse and unpleasant events occurring in our world. We see the likes of surviving the ravages of war, recovering the destruction of hurricanes or fires, and managing the tragedy of senseless losses and deaths. […]
There is an old saying “If you don’t use it, you will lose it”. This concept rings true for our residents. Living in congregate or long-term care settings can decrease or give the perception of loss of the control the resident can exert over their daily life choices. Meals, activities, ADL assistance and something as […]
Can a person who lives in a nursing home work? Yes. The CMS regulation used to be titled Work which was great really. Now Tag 566 doesn’t really have a title but if you take the beginning of the long regulatory sentence it reads… The right to perform or refuse to perform services. Here it […]
Across the United States our Regional and State organizations are the backbone of NAAP. These state organizations have been struggling with participation numbers which had slowed even before the COVID moved in. As we work so hard to rebuild in our states I have noticed the following trends. It seems many of our younger members […]