Activities & Life Enrichment
It has been proven that socialization improves the quality of life and happiness. It also delays the progression of dementia. Despite the continued clinical evidence of the importance of socialization and engagement, most Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) and post-acute care facilities treat their Life Enrichment/Activities Departments as just a necessary and mandated part of the staff composition. At Alta Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in recognition of the demonstrable impact these team members and their programming has on the quality of life of our residents, their roles are prioritized. When possible, we maintain a robust number of staff for this department and a generous budget. Our goal is for each resident to have at least 2 things every day that they enjoy on their calendar; private studies, like naps and reading a book, don’t count!