JUNE 19-23, 2018   •  CHICAGO, IL
We Are Case Management • McCormick Place

PP13 – It Takes a Village – Improving Quality of Life Using Recreational Therapy

PP13 – It Takes a Village – Improving Quality of Life Using Recreational Therapy

This session will challenge attendees to think about the role that recreational therapy can play in improving outcomes related to quality of life, pain management, and psychosocial issues in long term care for older adults. Without someone encouraging the care team to embrace the whole person, it is easy to slide back into a traditional activities program that just focuses on keeping people busy.  During this session, the presenters will cover what a traditional activities program might look like as well as ways to utilize the expertise of the Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist to truly create a partnership between the residents, family, and staff.