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Regulatory requirements for recreational therapy in nursing homes

Dawn De Vries, DHA, MPA, CTRS

Abstract


More recreational therapists than ever are practicing in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Despite this increase in recreational therapists working in SNFs, there continues to be significant confusion about regulatory requirements, as well as practice and coverage issues. This article intends to provide information on regulatory, coverage, and practice issues related to recreational therapy in nursing homes.


Keywords


skilled nursing facility, recreational therapy, treatment, activities, regulations

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajrt.2014.0063

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