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How Can You Use Person Centered Activities

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 Person centered activities take into account the whole person. You should consider everything from persons' interests, backgrounds, likes, past family dynamics, limitations, special behaviors, and cultures.

Involve family, friends, staff caregivers and, of course the person in question in this process. Sometimes careful observation can give you clues as to what a person's preferences are. Sometimes things change from day to day.

Your workforce should be a unit of highly creative caring individuals. with unique characteristics such as: creative, quick thinking, adaptive and modification skills, exceptionally positive attitude, enthusiastic, flexible, self esteem boosting, intuitive, and extremely patient. These are sometimes difficult attributes to maintain but this kind of staff or caregivers can best provide person centered care.

Your staff or caregiver should be able to take ordinary activities and turn them into extraordinary events. Again this is not easy to accomplish but qualified staff members are able to do this.

Examples of this might be a ball game where use of a wide variety of balls with many special qualities that certain individuals that are part of the group may especially enjoy. Some people like soft balls. Some like balls with easy to catch adaptations. Some smile when they see highly colored balls.

Balls and other sensory items can be used for unique purposes such as: grounding a low functioning resident

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How Can You Use Person Centered Activities

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