Duration and Frequency
One hour once or twice per week
Participants in the Program
5 or 6 residents with similar language abilities
Selection of Residents
Language and Communication Abilities
- Can sit for the majority of the program's duration.
- Able to perform most of the functional movements involved in the activity.
Staff Needed to Conduct Breakfast Club
- One facilitator and one co-facilitator
Gradually train additional facilitators so they can substitute when the regular facilitators can't be there, or additional Breakfast Clubs can be held.
Physical Environment, Equipment and Supplies Needed
- A room with a table large enough to fit participants and accommodate wheelchairs and walkers but permit face-to-face conversation. The room should be as free from distraction as possible, preferably with a door that closes.
- Accommodation to plug in electric equipment that may be needed, such as electric griddles, crock pots, coffee pot.
- Side tables within easy reach for supplies.
- Drinking cups, dinnerware, and utensils that accommodate each resident's functional abilities.
- Ask kitchen staff to provide food needed for the planned meal. Don't forget condiments.
- Cooking utensils such as spatulas, mixing bowls, cutting boards, paring knives, pancake turners.
- Wipes to wash hands before starting, cloths to wipe up spills, aprons if desired, pot holders, a roll of paper towels.
Forms to Assist in Care Planning
- Sample ID Care Plan (PDF, 11KB, 1pg.)