County Medical Care Facility is proud to be able to
offer an extensive activity program. This department's
sole purpose is to provide every opportunity for the
resident to establish a sense of well-being, thru
pursuing interests or interacting with others.
Aside from meeting the needs of the higher functioning
resident, it strives as well to meet the needs of
the low functioning resident. The program is
divided into two aspects: Group Programs and 1:1 Programs.
Through an equal blend of the two, all residents are
assessed and offered a program that meets their individual
interests and abilities. The key is to know
the resident, knowing what interests or interested
them and incorporate this into their plan of care.
ACTIVITIES: Group activities are provided seven
days a week. A monthly activity calendar is
followed and resident input is always used to establish
a wide variety of events. Just to mention a
few, there are games, discussion groups, special events
and parties, theme days, crafts, cooking, educational
programs and spiritual programs, pet therapy, children's
visits, outings, exercise and the list goes on and
on. Some residents elect to get involved, some
do not, but regardless of their mental or physical
limitations, they are welcome and encouraged to attend.
You will see by the many photos within this section,
participation is high, if even on a passive level.
PROGRAMS: Often times, a residents abilities
are limited or they choose not to become involved
in group programs. When this is the case, a
modified activity plan is called for. This may
include in room activities, sensory and visual stimulation,
scheduled room visits and many other items, personally
planned to provide the resident with an opportunity
to function at full potential.
this makes for a large task for the Diversional Department,
one that they strive to meet with enthusiasm.
NEEDS UNIT: This wing has its own activity
program, geared to the needs of the mid to high functioning
but cognitively impaired resident. Steps are
kept simple and a social environment is promoted.
The staff on this wing works as a team to aide with
individual task type activities as well as social
group programs. The activities are varied, but
always kept simple as to not over-challenge the resident
with dementia. Flexibility is essential and
staff works to keep them occupied and content.
An outdoor area allows for outside programs and is
utilized on a regular basis. Residents on this
wing also have the opportunity, if appropriate, to
go on a weekly bus outing. Activities outside
of this area are also encouraged if the resident can
handle them positively. They are treated with dignity
and acceptance and allowed to function at their level.
the Diversional Therapy Department is Director, Stacy
Donati, with over 24 years experience in the activities
field in long-term care.. She is assisted by two Assistant
Directors, Tammy Saier and Jessica Schultz. There
are seven Diversional Therapy Aides that work within
this department. The Wood Haven Activities Center
is located in a spacious area at the end of Birch
Street. Activities are held in the this room,
as well as in the new expansion area in the Trillium
Dining Room and in the Facility Chapel.