The professional opportunities to care for the growing number of people who will use the supportive assistance offered in day treatment, assisted living, and long-term care settings are expanding faster than professionals can be trained. These positions can be rewarding, challenging, and fulfilling. Activity assistants are responsible for directing, implementing and evaluating all resident activities as well as completing comprehensive assessments and care plan goals. This course includes planning of activities for both individuals and groups, implementation of the programs, and monitoring the response to the programs in order to determine if the activities meet the care plan goals for residents.
This course will teach you about professionalism, documentation and ethics, working with residents with special needs, and adapting ideas to certain demographics within a facility. It enables activity assistants to excel by emphasizing the diverse nature of long-term care residents and by providing a variety of activity ideas: creative, spiritual, physical, social, educational, and sensory. It also focuses on developing caring and passionate professionals that are able to create, implement, and evaluate resident-centered activities that are part of the individualized care plan.
This course will prepare you to begin work as an activity assistant, per regulations set forth by the state of California.