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Ideas for Developing Rapport with Clients

Hand Care
submitted by Amanda Cochran on November 5, 2000

Equipment: Nail Polish, Lotion, Baby oil, Polish Remover, Nail Files, etc... Be Creative

Objective: Manicures are an easy way to make patients/residents more comfortable with you as the Recreation Director. By giving you their hand they are putting all trust in you.

Description: Set up a pretend shop, with a sign welcoming residents. Example: ("Pretty Nails"). Give full blown manicures including polish, filing, lotion, even wax treatment where available. Women love it. Men get a kick out of it also especially when they find out its free.

 

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