Volunteering is a key part of every Recreation/Activity Department. The Activity Professional must be prepared to meet this job performance standard by selecting, training and working with the best volunteers possible. NAAP Vice President, Anthony Vicari, along with members of the NAAP Regulations Team ~ Catherine Sabatini and Lucy Emmil, offer research, strategies and essential experiences that directly align with current CMS policies and procedures and Quality of Life services for all residents.
International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners www.iccdp.net firstname.lastname@example.org Announcement Contest: In honor of Activity Professional Week January 24th-30th 2021 NCCDP, ICCDP, NAAP and CARD have collaborated to recognize Activity Professionals week as well as the contribution that Activity Professionals and Recreation Therapists make on a daily basis to the quality of life for all they […]
Anthony Vicari, NAAP Contributor, shares his third article in the series, Breaking Through the Glass Walls ~ The LGBTQ Senior and You. We are definitely living in “new” times and in order to “stay afloat” we all must learn about the newest regulations, current federal mandates, and policies and procedures that directly impact our residents’ […]
Hello Friend – I understand these are extremely difficult, stressful times for many of you. You are invited to take advantage of the free musical resource provided at SharingComfort.com Staff and residents can listen to more than 12 hours of music, at NO cost. Would you please also pass this on to Activities, Hospice and/or your Chaplain, […]
NAAP Contributor, Anthony Vicari, offers the second article in his series, Breaking Through the Glass Walls. Cultural Competence is a “hot topic” for every single healthcare professional’s working portfolio. Current research, specific strategies and techniques, and personal reflections are all outlined in this informative and relevant article. Read the Article Cultural Competence in Today’s Healthcare World
I wrote an article a few years ago talking about the benefits for residents in long-term care who belong to a performing choir. Well, actually, it turns out that belonging to almost any group can bring positive results. And … oh, yeah … we aren’t doing groups right now. That’s too bad, because feeling included […]
The world of the Activity Professional has been turned upside down and recently I have noticed a very sad trend…people leaving the field. The stress of the profession is slowly taking a toll on many in so many ways. I don’t believe folks that have not walked in our shoes can understand how personal our […]