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How to motivate residents in long term care

Sometimes it can be difficult to motivate residents in nursing homes to attend and participate in scheduled activities. It is important that you identify any barriers - whether perceived or real - that might be preventing residents from getting involved.


I want to be an activities coordinator at a nursing home when I graduate. I love working with the elderly, so I hope that I will graduate with a TR major with a Gerontology minor or emphasis. And how fun does this look?!

Paddle Balloon Game Great for playing games at nursing home, assisted living facility, or with grandma and grandpa..ok, could also play with kids.


Getting another month out of an already existing bulletin board at the nursing home. I asked every one of my residents what they were thankful for and made a Tree of Thanks!