How do I make residents’ activities meaningful in my care home?
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How do I make residents’ activities meaningful in my care home?

Lynne Phair Independent consultant nurse and expert witness

Activities are not always seen as integral to people’s care and are too often arranged by care home staff instead of registered nurses

It was recognised two decades ago that lack of physical and mental activity, as well as limited social stimulation, have a negative effect on individuals (Phair and Good 1998). This effect is referred to as deconditioning syndrome (Arora 2017) and is becoming better understood.

Nursing Older People. 29, 8, 19-19. doi: 10.7748/nop.29.8.19.s20

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