Work/Life: A Day in the Life of an Activity Coordinator

Work/Life: A Day in the Life of an Activity Coordinator

Jacqui Beyer has worked at Nightingale, a Jewish home in London for 170 older people, for 18 years, having come to Nightingale as administration support in a job that she thought would be short term.  As an artist she has had a variety of occupations over her career, and is now the activity team leader, working alongside four other activity coordinators and five part-time activity leads. 

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Benefits and barriers to using life-story work

Benefits and barriers to using life-story work

Suzanne Mumford, Specialist Advisor (Nursing) on CQC care home inspection teams and a qualified trainer who is working with us on our Best Practice Training Course for activity co-ordinators, explores the benefits of using life story and life experience information for people with dementia, and discusses some of the potential barriers and suggestions for improving their use. 

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