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BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC ACTIVITIES AND RECREATION

Through participation in Therapeutic Recreational Activities, Residents and Patients in health-care facilities may experience the following:

Improved Cognitive Skills Improved Physical Skills
Ability to follow simple directions
Improved communication
Improved interpersonal skills
Decision making opportunities
Improved attention span
Heightened sensory awareness
Heightened environmental awareness
Improved ability to make needs known
Improved memory skills
Improved self-expression
Improved fine/gross motor skills
Increased endurance
Increased mobility and range of motion
Improved hand/eye coordination
Improved ADL skills/body awareness
Increased strength and flexibility
Improved sleep patterns
Improved skin integrity
Improved appetite
Decreased incontinence
Decreased use of pain medications

Improved Emotional Well-Being
Decrease in Behavioral Problems
Increased socialization
Increased motivation
Opportunity for creative expression
Increased self-esteem
Increased confidence
Decreased depression
Decreased boredom
Utilization of stress management skills
Decreased Learned Helplessness
Wandering
Sundown Syndrome
Agitation
Anxiety
Repetitive motions
Yelling and screaming
Abusive behavior
Use of physical restraints
Use of chemical restraints

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