Adam is a retired activity therapist
at Choate Mental Health Center in Anna, who has both coached and officiated sporting events.
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.
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.
The frail elderly frequently require the care of a multi-disciplinary team to include the physician, social worker, physical and speech therapists, occupational therapist, nursing care, activity therapists
, and transportation staff.
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.