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1. Regarding motivation, what is the most important day for a resident and why?
2. What is important to keep in mind when asking a resident for help?
3. What is the most important factor to the family of a potential resident?
4. What are two ways to adapt inner-tube tire (thera-band) stretching?
5. What would be an example of a Care Plan Approach for inner-tube tire (thera-band) stretching?
6. What are the two ways explained to motivate an unmotivated resident like Harold?
7. What is one reason male residents are often the most difficult to plan activities for?
8. How can non-recognition motivate self-conscious residents?
9. What is a way to make playing cards easier to read for the “Help Your Neighbor” game?
10. The “Guess Box” was good for “The Traffic Cop” for what three reasons?
11. How can Activities support a dietary or nursing Care Plan Goal with a diabetic resident?
12. When a resident has an appearance issue, what can be said to allow the resident to express his or her feelings?
13. What makes it difficult for Activities Staff to admit that they may not be the person to get through to a particular resident?
14. In the group participation section, what was the most often mentioned activity for residents that the participants suggested and why?
15. What is one challenge for a resident doing Tracing independently?


A. Residents that feel self-conscious about appearance or behavior need to know that attention will not be drawn to their differences.
B. They feel they have to be everything to everybody all the time and admitting that they can’t be is difficult.
C.  Follow through and show the resident that you really did need their help.
D. Loop over resident’s foot or loop over resident’s hand
E. The Guess Box gave him something to be in control of; it gave him the opportunity to interact with people; it encouraged him to remember his actions and put his energy into positive use.
F. Activities including food were the most popular activities suggested because almost everyone is motivated by food
G. Ask the resident to do a very small task in a large amount of time, leave the room before the resident has time to make excuses
H. A staff member can share something negative about his or her own appearance that they’re comfortable sharing at a professional level, giving the resident the opportunity to express his or her own insecurities.
I. The most important day is the first day regarding motivation because the resident learns what is expected of him or her.
J. By providing resident with a discussion group during which informational pamphlets on diabetes are discussed.
K. The most important factor to a resident’s family is what the facility has to offer to their family member.
L. To gently cradle the resident’s hand
M. Use white out or tape to cover the smaller pictures (diamonds, spades, etc.) next to the numbers so the resident will be able to count the regular-sized pictures.
N. Male residents have often worked all their lives and usually have never done anything regarding crafts
O. If a resident is doing Tracing independently, he or she will need to figure out how to move the hand that is stabilizing the pattern to trace all of the way around the pattern.

"Instructor's Guide" Manual Questions The bolded words below correspond with that section in the Manual in which the answer is found.  Thus, to find the answer to Question 16 below which has the word "Admission and Be Persistent with Change" in bold, the answer can be found in the Section of the Manual dealing with the "Admission and Be Persistent with Change."  To find the answer to Question 17 below, which has the words "Positive Approach" in bold, the answer can be found in the Section of the Manual dealing with "Paper Balling ," etc.  Use Table of Contents in Manual to locate Sections listed below.
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16. Admission and Be Persistent with Change: What does the Skill Level Ladder do related to getting a resident involved?
17. Positive Approach: How does the speaker define a resident taking another resident on an Orientation Walk?
18. Grow Slowly:What does the use of non-traditional publications and a sports discussion group show about your activities program?  
19. Unfinished Job: In assigning an “unfinished job” to an unmotivated resident, what two strategies might be considered to facilitate the success of the resident?
20. Recognition: What is the "Recog-nition Dilemma?"
21. Leader and Competition: What would you want to avoid in a competition situation?
22. Curiosity: What need did the Guess Box meet for Bill, the alert resident?
23. Monetary Value: How did activities use Hester’s complaints about the ashtrays and her interest in birds to motivate her?
24. Referrals, Clothing: What is one way to motivate your residents that have appearance related issues?
25. Reassurance:  What is one way you might motivate your alert residents to attend a theme party?
26. Reassurance: What two things do you need to beware when sending volunteers with food to residents’ rooms?
27. Reassurance: What should you do if you feel for whatever reason that you are unable to motivate the resident?


A.  1. Give the resident a job so simple so easy that he or she could not help but succeed, and 2. leave the room before the resident has a chance to give an excuse.
B. Create a Resident Council to choose the theme and decorations for the party.
C. Have another staff member, resident, or volunteer work with the resident
D. This Ladder helps you to pair your resident with an appropriate activity
E. Comparing one resident to another resident, instead of comparing the resident to him or herself
F. The Guess Box met Bill's need for control.
G. By an Orientation Walk, I mean the ambulatory resident might push a "buddy" around the facility saying, “This is the nurses’ station, this is the dining room,” and so on. 
H. Make sure the resident has not been moved to another room and that the resident is alert enough at that time of day or evening to be aware of their visit
I. The Recognition Dilemma is the fact that whenever you recognize anyone related to anything, people have to perceive the system of selection as being fair or unfair.  You can get around this by establishing firm criteria for an award, and making the criteria clear to everyone involved.
J. Consciously add into the conversation one of your own flaws, being sure not to say, “Gosh I really feel bad about this,” and talk and give the resident some support to express his or her negative feelings about themselves
K. This shows you have a well-rounded program that meets all of your residents needs
L. The activity director talked to the Hester about making birdhouses to sell, and said they could take the money to buy better ashtrays