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Nursing Home Activity Calendars Keep Family Connected

Nursing home activity calendars are a great way to stay in touch with residents’ family members and loved ones.  Sending a copy of the nursing home activity calendar to each person that the resident has expressed an interest in seeing more frequently may encourage the resident’s loved ones to visit.  Having a copy of the facility’s activity calendar will help family members and friends remember to come to special events and activities.  You can encourage family members to hang the calendar on the refrigerator at home so they can take a quick look at what is going on in the facility every day.  If you have a little extra time, you can even highlight the activities that the resident would like for their loved ones to attend with them.  You can also put the facility’s phone number and other contact information directly on the nursing home activity calendar so the information is always readily available.  It is always in the nursing home’s best interest to maintain an open line of communication with a resident’s family and friends so a higher level of understanding about the resident and the resident’s plan of care can be reached by all parties.  The nursing home’s activity calendar may also serve as a steady reminder to residents’ families that their loved one is in good, qualified, caring hands.