Welcome to NAAP’s new website. Many thanks go to Casey Corwin and Heather Evereth of Corwin Design and Brian Lang of Seniors in Touch for their expertise in helping to design our new website. Over the next few months we will continue to add new features. You will notice the new site has a flipbook format for the quarterly newsletter, a long term care newsfeed from McKnights and Members Only sections. If you find you are unable to access a section, it is probably because you aren’t a NAAP Member. Consider joining NAAP today so you can benefit from the entire website as well as the many other benefits of being a NAAP member.
I was recently invited to attend a few care plan conferences for residents who reside on the Memory Care Unit of a nearby facility. Although the residents declined the invitation to attend, families were present to gain any type of insight possible. During a particular meeting a wife (lets call her Mary) brought in her […]
Do those words sound familiar? I have used them countless times as I went room to room to invite folks to the activity that was being planned and soon to be happening. The activity may have been something we did often, or it could have been something unique and new to our facility and Activity […]
Compassion fatigue is real. It occurs when we become indifferent to the appeals for empathy from those who are suffering, due to frequency or amount of such appeals. As Activity Professionals, we are deeply caring individuals who give so much of ourselves by loving, supporting, engaging and prioritizing the needs of others. The last 18 […]
I want to be transparent about writing this article and share my struggle. When you serve on the NAAP Board you are required to do many things that aren’t necessarily in your “wheelhouse” and for me that is a lot of things, including writing articles (lol). The ladies that are currently serving on this Board […]
There is a great difference between Cultural Humility and Cultural Competency. Cultural competence compromises behaviors, attitudes and policies that can come together on a continuum that will ensure that a system, agency, program, or individual can function effectively and appropriately in diverse cultural interaction and settings. It ensures an understanding, appreciation, and respect of cultural […]
When the Residents Build You Up and The System Tears You Down: How do YOU manage a balance? By Cathy Braxton, Improv4caregivers
I have recently taken on a project that has had me wanting to crawl into a dark hole at the end of the day and cry. I have gone to anyone and everyone that is willing to listen to me so I can vent my frustrations…. Talk about holding the bucket!!! Between meetings, resident interactions, […]