The holiday season is in full swing, and we thought it would be fun to put a holiday twist on Function Focused Care as you work with your patients to get them moving! We invite you to please send us either photos of staff (if they’ve given permission) or a brief tidbit (a few sentences emailed to this address will suffice!) describing how you are getting your patients up and moving, and participating in their own care. Maybe you’re singing some Christmas carols together during morning care to help patients relax, or dancing with them to some holiday music as you get them out of bed?
We look forward to seeing your pictures and reading your tidbits! Be creative! Everyone who sends us a photo or tidbit will be put into our holiday bowl for a chance to win a prize!!! Please send us your photos or tidbits by January 4th.
Finally, as you await the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine, we know that some of your staff may have questions or concerns about the vaccine. We encourage you to share this recording of a webinar held last week by NAHCA (National Association of Health Care Assistants) and AMDA-The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. The hour-long webinar includes a panel of long term care physicians who address some of the most common questions about the vaccine, and answer many others from attendees: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJhk71PLRBk&feature=youtu.be
Have a safe, happy and healthy holiday!!!