Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale – Daily Life

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Our Activities Team members do more than play bingo and help residents work puzzles! Their job is essential to everyday life at Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale. They go above and beyond what is expected.  They keep families involved and informed about their loved ones. They share joy and excitement.  Call each one “the life of the party”, but realize that they quickly go from cheering to consoling as they engage our residents and improve quality of life.

Many of our residents at Integrity Healthcare of Carbondale are physically capable of being involved in doing things just like you do at home.  Others are having to learn those skills all over again.  Cooking seems like fun to some, but remains challenge for others.

Our Activities Team makes cooking class fun, because they always share the results!  Yummy!  Don’t these cheese balls look good?

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James Robinson Michele McNeill Jerry Townley Imogene Huffman and Joan ButzVisit at mealtime and help deliver your loved one’s meal try to their table. Your company will probably make them eat more.

Visit at the time of activities and encourage your family member’s participation.Take a favorite book along on your visit and read to your family member.

Write letters or note cards for your loved one. Help them stay in contact with their friends and family. Carry in letters or cards written to them, too.  Help them read those! 

If you take videos of children’s sports activities or school performances, take your computer or iPad on your visit and share that video!

Take along a favorite board game and play with your loved one.                                                                                                                                 

Take a puzzle that you can complete in the length of your visit.

Music is stimulating, so take your iPod or a CD player and play some favorite songs.

If you have a child to take along, take craft projects that all of you can do. Painting sun catchers or stringing bead necklaces would be appropriate.

Use technology to connect with family members.  Take your laptop and Skype so your loved one can have a real time conversation with another family member!

Paint fingernails, brush hair or give hand massages to men and women.

Take your family member on a walk through the facility or outside, and visit the flower beds. Talk about the things you see.

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