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When it is time for activities, people may forget, have other scheduled appointments, or just may not feel like going. This may result in low attendance and in turn results in low motivation for future planned activities. Or you may be looking for an effective way to get your loved one to take their medicine or complete their tasks around the home. Punch cards are the answer to this troubling problem.
This is how it works. First, you are going to get buy-in from your participant because they will be able to pick and choose the theme of their punch card, whether it is a sport, a hobby, or just a great pastime like having a pet. Next, they will need to complete whatever task is necessary in order to get a punch on their card, such as: come to an activity, participate in a fundraiser, bring a friend along, feed the pet, or check the mailbox (you decide).
This is where the real fun begins. After they have completed a full punch card they can receive a reward, such as: a tangible item (trinket of some sort) or an intangible item (more time with the pet). You can add a bit of mystery to the prize by dropping all completed cards in a raffle each week or month and select winners for a prize using only the punch cards of individuals that have completed a full punch card.
These punch cards can be used in so many ways. Are you looking for a new bingo prize? Well punch cards are perfect for prizes. Each bingo player will receive a punch card, each time they win, they receive one punch on their card. Once they win a set amount of times (5, 10, 12), their card is then dropped into a raffle for a prize. This will decrease the amount of prizes given out, but also gives the opportunity to give out prizes that are of more quality or value.
Punch cards can also be used to increase staff motivation and morale. They can be used to recognize when a staff member brings a participant to an activity on time, when the staff member shows up to work on time, or the staff may receive a punch for each day they show up to work and do not call in for a designated week or pay period. At the end of the set period, any staff that has achieved the set amount of punches (5, 10,12), will have their punch card entered into a raffle for a prize.
Many activities can be adapted to be used with individuals who have a mild to moderate form of dementia, as well as, those who may be deaf, blind, or mute. In fact, punch cards can be used by visiting family and friends to record each time they come in to visit a loved one. Many times, individuals who struggle with some form of memory loss, may lose track of when they are visited. These punch cards can be punched to give the individual a visual of how many times a week, month, etc. they have received a visit.