Sometimes, simple wins out. Prepare you and your resident your favourite warm drink, like a coffee or tea. Get a simple card or dice game out on the table, and start playing for half an hour to an hour.
This is the perfect opportunity to have stress-free 1-1 time with residents, and to decompress yourself. You can share stories, talk about how family is doing, talk about your resident's proudest moments. Really, it's a time to talk about anything, no competition required.