Reviewers’ note: A bookshelf for the therapeutic recreation specialist in long term care

Reviewers’ note: A bookshelf for the therapeutic recreation specialist in long term care

Reviewers’ Note: A Bookshelf for the Therapeutic Recreation Specialist in Long Term Care.

Therapeutic recreation in long term care facilities is an area that has received notable attention in the past few years. Current trends indicate that many of today’s students and practitioners will be working with older individuals in a variety of settings, including psychiatric and rehabilitation units. It is imperative then that therapeutic recreation specialists begin to explore the issues that are important to this population, as well as various treatment modalities that may be useful in working with older people.

These three book reviews are an attempt to give the reader an idea of the various resources that are available to a therapeutic recreation professional working in long term care. The review is not meant to compare and contrast the books, but rather provide a review of three very different types of resources, and to enable others to begin thinking about other possible resources they may use. The three books reviewed are: Therapeutic Activity Intervention with the Elderly: Foundations and Practices, Manual for Recreation Therapy in Long Term Care Facilities, and The Lifestory Re-Play Circle: A Manual of Activities and Techniques.

Copyright National Recreation and Park Association Fourth Quarter 1999

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