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Nursing Home Activity Calendars

According to Medicare regulations, a facility’s activities program is one of the most important things a person should consider when deciding on a nursing home. One of the easiest ways to make the facility’s activities and upcoming events information easily accessible is to use a nursing home activity calendar.  Activity Directors can hand out monthly calendars to the residents and hang the calendars in various places around the facility.  The director can also keep spare nursing home activity calendars on hand so that when a potential resident comes in to tour the facility, they can take home a calendar to determine if the activities program is right for their interests and needs. Activity Directors also frequently keep a nursing home activity calendar for themselves on file. Many Activity Directors keep a copy of every month’s calendar in a three-ring binder with any last minute changes noted. This is a quick and efficient way to organize and record the recreation schedule for surveyors to review.