activity therapist

activity therapist

An allied health professional who assists patients or residents of care facilities with activities for leisure, recreation, habilitation, or rehabilitation purposes.
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Natalie who works as an activity therapist at a nursing home says she's delighted with her increased fitness ability.
I also met with the activity therapist, dietitian, and other members of services that would be involved in my care," she notes.
Now in its eighth year, the environmentally conscious program was designed by Five Acres' activity therapist Hilary Sill to build self-esteem in emotionally disturbed children and has involved more than 200 youngsters since its inception.
Bradley Manor activity therapist Rozzi Kennedy added: "It was important we made this day really special.
The interdisciplinary treatment team consisted of a physician (either a psychiatrist or general practitioner), social worker, occupational therapist and/ or activity therapist, dietitian, nurse and nursing aide, as well as at the administrative or management level, a licensed nursing home administrator.
This instructional course has been designed for nurses, activity therapists, nursing assistants and other healthcare staff who are or may be caring for patients with dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Activity therapists, therapeutic recreation specialists, and recreation therapists provide diversional activities encouraging participation, leisure education, and counseling to help people regain abilities and relieve stress.