Ironically dying is as much about living as it is dying. While the families and friends of your terminal resident may be focused on the imminent death, you and your resident will be forced to focus on the limited time left for living. This is, of course, is a natural part of dying. Your resident will want to reflect, seek closure and understanding, and engage in meaningful experiences. This is where you come in as the Activity Director. You have the beautiful gift of helping an amazing soul find its way towards the light. This may seem daunting and you may even feel incapable, but I assure you that you are the person for the job. Your huge heart and Love Centered focus has brought you to where you are as a tool for healing and everything that is needed is within you. This course is meant to arm you with loving information, understanding, and ideas that will guide you along. In the second part of the Towards the Light course, we will learn even more about the dying process from the dying residents’ perspective and we will take an in depth look at types of activities and communications that are most effective for you to utilize during this sensitive and profound period.
It is my goal to help you shine even more LOVE into your Love Centered Life as you help your residents and their families say goodbye.
The truest end of life is to know the Life that never ends. – William Penn
- Develop an understanding of the resident and their end of life needs.
- Learn ways to comfort other residents witnessing the process.
- Understanding the types of activities that would most benefit the terminal resident.
- Understanding Needs of the Terminal Resident
- Helping Other Residents Cope
- Activity Planning for the Terminal Resident