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.
First I want to start by saying that there is probably nothing I am going to say to you now that you don’t already know. I just feel that in this present day and age, we may need to update our survival skills in the workplace and specifically during the inspection process. We all hate […]
Have you ever realized that the MDS boxes us in? The care plan is driven by the MDS. Hopefully you go way beyond the MDS but just in case you don’t, let this be some encouragement. Think outside the MDS box. The Section F Preferences indicated on the MDS are very good actually if you […]
Over the past few years NAAP has shared with the membership the challenges of yearly elections and consistent voting from our membership. NAAP also recognizes the challenges state associations have gone through in the last two years with the impact of COVID, participation, and services. In response to these challenges, the NAAP board has revised […]
NAAP is proud to announce that there have been three Diversity Advancement Scholarships awarded! The intent of this scholarship is to create interest and awareness of Therapeutic Activity Services with people of color and other minorities by providing financial support for education in activity services, therapeutic recreation, geriatrics and other related fields. Scholarships range from […]
Engaging People – who spend most time in their rooms – with or without Pandemic – Carmen Bowman NAAP Contributor
In seeking to dispel the pressure to hold groups, to get the pressure where it belongs, focusing on each individual and his/her interests, we now turn our attention to helping institutionalized people be meaningfully engaged. I contend that we have needed to focus on this need way before a pandemic, certainly during it, and will […]
In all the time I’ve been advocating for increased community engagement and instituting a robust volunteer workforce managed by trained managers of volunteers, rarely have I ever received push back from care staff or direct-care workers. However, when talking with leadership, it’s a bit of a different story. And this is not about disparaging leadership. […]