AC FFC Tidbit of the Week for November 21, 2021: Kids Can Help with Function Focused Care!

With the holidays right around the corner and vaccines allowing families with older adults to see each other again, grandchildren will be able to celebrate with their grandparents this year!

This is a great opportunity to involve kids in function focused care by helping to motivate your older patients to get up and moving so that when they leave the hospital, they will be strong enough to play. While they may not be able to do the moves that this adorable girl is performing to entertain her grandmother, who just had knee replacement surgery, keeping your older patients active and mobile can help them maintain their ability to take walks, play games, cook holiday meals and help with holiday tasks with their grandchildren. If kids aren’t able to visit your unit, encourage family members to do video calls with your patients and have the kids encourage their loved one to keep moving and remind them that there’s lots to look forward to when they go home!

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