Let me begin by telling you a bit about the facility I work in. It is a sub-acute facility; sometimes we see patients typical for a SNF (skilled nursing facility) however we are fortunately enough to have LTAC (long-term acute care) the floor above us, so occasionally those individuals will transfer down to our floor making us sub-acute. In any case, our facility is made of two large buildings, the building attached to our rehab housing LTC (long-term care) residents as well as the facilities' gift shop, synagogue/chapel, laundry machines, our beloved ramp. :) The distance from the rehab to the gift shop, etc. would be "community mobility" ie- 150' x4. I feel that we are VERY LUCKY in how creative we can get with activities, especially those for "higher-level" patients, however we always can be motivated by new ideas.
Our huddle a couple weeks ago discussed a variety of standing activities to use that are more "grown up" - rather than putting a brightly colored ring arch in front of them. (don't get me wrong I do love my ring arch). Here is what we discussed...
I hope everyone has enjoyed a look into our sub-acute unit. I would love to hear about standing activities you do with your patients in your setting!