May 2019 Competition – Celebrating Life

How do you provide end of life care?

How do you celebrate the life of a resident who has passed?

 

End of life forms a significant part of your role as an Activity Coordinator, and is perhaps one of the most challenging. In our May competition, we want to involve you in sharing your tips and reflections on this important aspect of your work.

As an Activity Coordinator there are a lot of things to think about during these significant moments. How to communicate the news to other residents, how to allow meaningful time for people to say goodbye, and how to involve and support relatives, are all aspects that need to be handled respectfully and smoothly. Do you prepare tributes or celebration of life services in your home? Do you maybe run sessions to involve other residents in celebrating those who have passed?

We would like you to tell us about your experience of what works, and we will choose three winners – the three most useful, relevant and inspiring entries – who will each receive a cheque for £25.

By entering this competition, you are helping to share your skills and knowledge with other Activity Coordinators, so that we can all develop caring and compassionate ways of celebrating the lives of our residents and supporting those who are still with us. The best entries from all our competitions are shared on our resources Hub on our website.

To enter the competition, complete the special entry form at that will appear below from the 1st of May.