Skilled Nursing News September 26, 2022
Amy Stulick

Activity coordinators in the skilled nursing space have had to get infinitely more creative in the face of pandemic precautions – and residents’ resulting depression and anxiety borne from isolation.

People who fill the role must be “dynamic” in creating and executing resident programming and have the bandwidth to do more customized programs, according to Dan Strittmater, vice president of operations for Monarch Healthcare Management.

Not only do activity coordinators have to create specialized group and individual programs, they have continued to incorporate more technology, all while adhering to infection prevention protocols.

And while nursing homes face a crushing workforce crisis, bringing more technology and flexibility has helped with recruiting and retaining activity coordinators, Brenda Glonek told Skilled Nursing News....

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