Care recipient (cr) with schizophrenia lives alone with little social contact or leisure activity

Try: #buy a monthly calendar with room enough to make notes of activities for each day #get a list of local support groups for people managing similar mental health issues lists may found at a local mental health center the library or through a counselor or psychiatrist’s office #bring the list of local support groups and the local newspaper’s weekend activity supplement to meet with the cr discuss the range of activities taking place religious outdoor movies lectures festivals arts ongoing support groups retreats etc #crs with limited incomes might look for activities taking place when participation fees are reduced for example matinee movies are usually less expensive than evening movies and some restaurants and museums offer specials on certain days of the week #if the cr is interested in trying out an activity make sure he or she has the money or other supplies needed to go as well as a realistic plan of how to get to and from the activity #if new or unusual steps are involved review the steps involved in using public transportation if a cr’s mental health condition is currently causing significant memory or organizational impairment it may be helpful to arrange transportation with a friend or caregiver to and from the activity

Materials: Big calendar weekend newspaper list of mental health schizophrenia support groups caregiver or friend

Categories: Emotional Psychological, Social, Independence, Some Supervision, Cognitive Awareness, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware, Long-Term Memory, Good L T Memory, So-So L T Memory, Poor L T Memory, Short-Term Memory, Good S T Memory, So-So S T Memory, Poor S T Memory

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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