Animation and life project

Animate, is to associate quality of life and quality of care is to create a climate, a state of mind. It is giving a taste of life. Any geriatric institution, whatever its name, is a structure of collective life that requires many human qualities to those who work there and a lot of competence with economic imperatives. But "making beds," according to an expression explicit administrative, should not take precedence over the concern for quality of life of those who occupy them. It is indeed animation in the global sense of the word: ie ensure a decent life for residents, twenty four hours in twenty four, by fostering social relationships inside and outside. And this, regardless of disability, so that the institution is a real place to live or better, a place of real life.The animation is not only a leisure activity. It is essentially a tool for restoring, maintaining and developing the autonomy of the resident. We realize very quickly that the movie can be a instrumentactif prevention of addiction, the confinement itself, the "bedridden". That's why the animation project must be included in the project life ets'adapter over time. It is everyone's business: the director, staff, older people themselves, families.

Some general principles of animation-related project life

Animate is communicating

The elderly experience a slowdown in their modes of communication, a decrease of evocation of memory, sensory deficits, particularly of the ear.'s Why it's good to talk to them slowly without warning, to be precise, explain. Each generation uses different words, for example. Some disappear, others take a different direction ... Communicating is difficult but indispensable.

Animate is talking

Language stimulation at the time of care, toileting, dressing, meals must be a constant concern. Talking is a treatment. Talking, it feels bien.C is why some institutions have been established conversation groups, also called language group. In these groups, a limited number of participants, men and women mingle, lucid and confused people, carers of all kinds. A trained facilitator to conduct the meeting leads discussions on various topics and conversations variés.Ces, these memories can be spoken medium of animation, for example through exhibitions.

Animate this smile is looking to touch it

Smiling is a great way of communication. This is a first indication of exchange. It is also important that personnel are aware of the visual possibilities of each, and does not hesitate, for example, write in big lettres.Au beyond the gaze, it remains touch. We must realize the importance of reaching out to seniors, the importance of appeasement, stroking.

The role of a facilitator

The staff as a whole has tasks in the animation project, itself inserted in the project life. Carers sometimes even hold, for example, their musical talents or handymen, in addition to their activities in line with their direction.Certains more institutions decide to use a specialized leader, sometimes a degree specific (BEATEP social action, with specificity vielocale older audience, for example). But regardless of these technical skills, the facilitator must have appropriate personal skills: empathy, resourcefulness, independence and créativité.L integration of a presenter in a team can generate tensions. To facilitate this integration, it is essential to redefine the functions and lesresponsabilités each. Throughout the day, the facilitator should be fully integrated into the health care team. His position must be accordavec still life project.

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