Caregiver Activity Lesson Plan Books
The Caregiver Activity Lesson Plans books from R.O.S. are designed to give caregivers of all types an outline for an activity that the senior they care for will engage in. With step by step instructions and easy to use templates, these Lesson Plans are invaluable guides for caregivers to get started.
Books contain 40 to 50 Caregiver Activity Lesson Plans, templates or blank forms to be used to engage the one you care for. Examples of some of the Lesson Plan categories include:
Each Lesson plan - whether used for Activities of Daily Living or Leisure Activities - are meant as general guidelines and suggestions and do not guarantee success. Every person has his or her own unique physical / cognitive abilities and needs. How a participant responds to an activity will dictate how the Activity Leader will continue to modify or adapt a Lesson Plan to meet individual participants' needs and abilities - now and in the future.
The Lesson Plan should be ever-changing. It is meant to be written on and to note the changes you may have made from the original plan so that the next person working with the participant can follow your modifications with the goal of recreating positive experiences. Information included in each Lesson Plan from R.O.S.:
Date: Document the date the activity is used with the senior
Program Name: Activity name
Objective: To provide meaningful, purposeful activities that will engage participants
Materials: Suggested materials/resources to use with this program
Prerequisite Skills: Physical skills/abilities a senior should possess for a particular program
Activity Outline: Step-by-step instructions to complete the program
Evaluation: A thorough evaluation is the most important part of the Lesson Plan. When conducting an activity with the senior, record any verbal cues, assistance, or modifications to incorporate into the activity. It is also helpful to include the senior's response to the program. Note if the senior dislikes a certain activity and won't ever be interested in engaging in this activity in the future. Note programs that are successful at distracting or eliminating a negative behavior (diversion activities). Encourage family members and caregivers to use the evaluation section and also leave tips. Don't waste time recreating the wheel of knowledge; pass on the information so everyone presents the program in the same way with the same modifications and cueing, and achieving the same positive outcomes.
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