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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I also met with the activity therapist, dietitian, and other members of services that would be involved in my care," she notes.
She also has experience as an activities director with a personal care retirement center in Raleigh and as activity therapist with Philadelphia Geriatric Center.
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.
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.
It claimed residents have access to 24-hour nursing care, physiotherapy, chiropody, dentistry, hairdressing, activity therapists, reflexologists and aromatherapists.