I would be interested in hearing what kinds of activities residents do in other nursing homes. Our residents have complained to me that all they do is eat sleep and read the paper.
We do have group activities like a Lawrence Welk video or nail care. Bingo and Bible study. Coffee Klatch....these are spread out in a seven day week.
I would love to be able to suggest something that would help stimulate these bored people!!!
Hi I read your post about Activites in the Nurshing home setting. I used to work in a Day Centre for the Elderly. We played Bingo, but it was just the normal Bingo. Then the day Centre got a Bingo game called Musical Bingo. The old people loved it they couldnt play it enough, in fact there used to be arguments over who was going to play as it was so popular. It is just like the other Bingo but it has a CD we had a cassette and it had songs on it. You just get the cards like normal give them out then play the tape/CD and they play but are listening to the songs as well. They just cover the song on the bingo board as they hear it being played. They are all songs that the older person would know. Believe me it is VERY popluar. I know that it will stimulate your residents. Even the Carers liked playing this game. I have found a web site where you can find out more details and I think you can buy it it online. Here is the web site. I know that it will be more expensive then the other type of Bingo But believe me it is worth every penny. The old people at the day centre where I worked payed it EVERYDAY. AT LEAST 3 games a day. Then when we put it away they were all dissopinted as they STILL wanted to play Musical Bingo.
It is well WORTH THE MONEY.
There are thousands of Sites, But I found that the VERY first site had a bit for Musical activites this is where I found the Information for The game.
Last edit by Carer on Mar 12, '02