It’s easy to take things for granted, we all do it from time to time, especially in our busy daily lives. Something that we tend to take for granted is our five senses. We use them all day, everyday, and if all of your senses have always worked, you probably have had no reason to give it a second thought. But a brain injury can make it so that your senses do not work how they once did. Suddenly, something that you never had to think about has become cause for worry. It can take a number of therapies to help someone who suffered from a brain injury recover. At Fox Subacute, recreation therapy is just one of the many therapies we use with our patients.
According to the American Therapeutic Recreation Association, recreation therapy is defined as,
“a treatment service designed to restore, remediate and rehabilitate a person’s level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participation in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition.”
This definition encompasses many aspects of our residents lives, and that is why we offer recreation therapy, to restore their ability to live independently. We work with our patients at a very basic, but important level, including aspects of sensory stimulation, like working on their response to lights, massage, and sounds.
When a patient regains more ability and mobility, we have a calendar full of activities they can participate in to increase their mental, emotional, and physical ability and encourage fun. Our events vary at each location each month, so check out our website for more details. Some recreational opportunities include music groups, Bingo, Uno, poetry, Bible study, spa treatments, mall outings, and more. We understand a variety of activities helps our patients on their road to living a quality life.
For more information about recreation therapy, contact us at Fox Subacute.