Creating activities in care homes

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Abstract

From peeling vegetables to watching weddings, there are many interesting ways residents can pass their time, according to one charity. Christian Duffin reports

The provision of meaningful activities in care homes can be challenging because of the differing needs and interests of residents. This article examines the work of the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People (NAPA), a charity which trains and supports care staff to integrate activity into the daily lives of residents. NAPA's work focuses on the need to develop a creative and individualised approach. Staff at one care home discuss the support they provide so residents can engage in a variety of activities.

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