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Group Activities

Keep Record of Group Activities

Care Vision’s activity module includes provision to record and plan group events and activities taking place both externally and inside the care home. Successful planning of such activities helps keep residents mobile and motivated. Thanks to this helpful feature, care home staff can keep records of each group activity and individual residents’ participation.

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Attendance tracking software

In pre-digital days, care home staff routinely used manual clock-in systems and signing in sheets to record their comings and goings. Not only was this cumbersome and time consuming, it was also open to abuse and misunderstandings. Switching to a digital clocking in system removes the ambiguity and produces an accurate, central record for attendance management, payroll and security functions. Using attendance tracking software also helps people to analyse patterns in staff movements and timings of shifts. This enables more effective planning to be put in place and helps management to spot any problems or concerns before they become more serious.

Facial recognition software for clocking in

Our attendance tracking and clocking-in software uses the latest in facial recognition software to record staff movement at the start and end of shifts. This limits physical contact with the clocking-in device to aid hygiene management and eliminate cross infection. It also does away with the need for staff to keep electronic fobs on them at all times that can be lost or stolen. The tracking software also links directly to HR functionality that monitors attendance, breaktimes, sickness and lateness. The facial recognition software for staff clocking in works separately to visitor entry procedures, making the process quick and easy.

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Upload Images of Group Activities

Staff can upload photos and images to the Care Vision cloud to act as a memory bank for an enjoyable event, or resources to help plan the next one. Whenever a resident’s family member or loved one visits them, staff can also use the feature to share key moments with them from each group activity or event.

Staff Engagement

Staff can record consent and provide medical details for all residents taking part in a group activity using the Care Vision software. This can also help staff provide evidence around how residents are engaging with group activities and inform future event planning.

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Key Benefits

Shows evidence of residents’ involvement in group activities.
Keeps key information, such as medical concerns, allergies etc. in one place.
Easier planning encourages residents’ active participation.
Keeps evidence in the form of images and participation records.

FAQ’s Section

01What activities can stimulate older people?

As with people of any age, the scope of interests and hobbies that can stimulate older people can be huge. However, here are some common areas of interest to help with group activity planning:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Trivia games and quizzes
  • Puzzles and sudoku
  • Board games
  • Music and film
  • Socialising and chating over tea or coffee
  • Celebrating national, local or personal events
  • Sports-themed activities
02How do you keep older people entertained who do not wish to exert themselves too much or leave the care home?

Reading can be a great activity for older people who wish to remain quietly at home, yet still be entertained. However, you might also consider some of the following activities:

  • Light exercise
  • Listening to music
  • Watching films or TV programmes
  • Group discussions
  • Local history
  • Arts and crafts
03What are some good activities for people living with dementia?

Often, people with dementia respond well to physical touch, or talking about events that happened further back in history some ideas for activities that they might enjoy include:

  • Give the person a hand or head massage
  • Brush their hair
  • Give them a manicure or pedicure
  • Encourage them to talk about subject they enjoy
  • Watch old news footage or films, or listen to music together
  • Help them look through old photographs or make a family tree poster board