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Physical Rehabilitation Hospital: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital. Francesco Falini and Phoebe Thai. Facility description. Mainly serves patients with physical and cognitive disabilities

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    1. Physical Rehabilitation Hospital: Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital Francesco Falini and Phoebe Thai Facility description Mainly serves patients with physical and cognitive disabilities Many specialized programs offered in stroke, orthopedics, brain injury, spinal cord injury, pediatrics, amputation and more Main Hospital located at Good Shepherd Plaza 850 South Fifth Street, Allentown, PA 18103 Has 30 other locations located in PA Phone number: 610-776-3100 Website: http://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/ Clients Almost 60,000 served each year Various diagnosis and characteristics of patients admitted Various ages from pediatrics to geriatrics Various length of stay from short rehab stays to long-term care Treatment Approach  Acute or Physician Care: Stabilize Condition For people who just received an injury Mostly concerns medical staff like doctors and nurses Inpatient Rehabilitation: Regain Function and Independence After stabilization of condition Occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, recreational therapy Individual plans and goals created for patients Collaboration of physicians, therapists and nurses Outpatient Rehab: Maintain and Improve Function For when patients go back home Continuing care Fitness centers, in-home therapy, support groups Recreational Therapy Role of a Recreational Therapist A large part of the rehab process Works with a team of interdisciplinary professionals Incorporates creative expression, social opportunities, leisure education, community integration, emotional outlets, physical exercise, and intellectual stimulation Functional Impairments encountered Physical limitations such as loss of limbs or loss of function in limbs Cognitive limitations such as memory loss or speech problems APIE Process Assessment: Function and ability of the individual, enjoyed activities Planning: Individual goals and a plan for the individual in collaboration with the patient, therapists, and other allied professionals Implementation: Activities can be tailored to the individual, but also can be used for a group of patients, goals and plan for individuals will help decide what activities are to be done Evaluation: Patient feedback, observation of the recreational therapist Modalities Used Creative Arts: Crafts, music, dance, drama Sports: Basketball, tennis, swimming Games: board games, card games Exercise: Yoga, stretching, weight lifting Recreational Therapy Interventions Humor Therapy Uses the power of humor, laughter, and positive attitude to bring about physical and emotional benefits Implemented by putting together comedy shows and open mic sessions Patients can either actively participate or passively participate Benefits and Skills: Positive attitude, communication skills, socialization Special Considerations Group activity, adaptive equipment and adaptations might be needed Recreational Therapy Interventions References Robertson, T. & Long, T. (2008). Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Kinney, Judy S.(2004). Therapeutic Recreation Modalities and Facilitation Techniques: A National Study. Retrieved November 25, 2013 from www.calvin.edu Therapeutic Recreation Directory. Activity and Treatment Ideas for Recreation Therapy. Retrieved November 25, 2013 from www.recreationtherapy.com Burke Rehabilitation and Research.(2013). Therapeutic Recreation: Therapy Interventions. Retrieved November 25, 2013 from http://www.burke.org/rehab/difference/therapeutic-recreation Good Shepherd Rehabilitation.(2005). Retrieved November 25, 2013 from http://www.goodshepherdrehab.org/ Adaptive Sports Uses the power of sports to provide physical and social benefits Implemented by using sports that can be modified to meet the physical or cognitive abilities of the patients Many sports can be adapted, sports chosen can be part of patient inclusion Benefits and Skills: Social skills, communication skills, support groups, fitness Special Considerations Money, facilities in which to play, adaptive equipment needed Horticultural Therapy Uses the act of gardening as a way of providing creative and relaxation benefits Implemented by creating garden areas where patients can plant and care for the garden Can be for group gardens or individual potted gardens Benefits and Skills: Problem solving skills, planning skills, decision making skills, relaxation Special Considerations Places to have a garden area, adaptations and equipment needed