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Webinar–“Therapeutic Minutes: Translating Best Practice of TR into Residential Care”

February 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

In celebration of Therapeutic Recreation Month:  join us February 23rd, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm for Lunchtime Learning where we will be discussing Therapeutic Minutes: Translating Best Practice of TR into Residential Care


Therapeutic Minutes (TM) is a measurement tool which enables the Recreation Therapist to evaluate and examine the therapeutic minutes [time] each resident receives from recreation staff; daily, monthly and yearly through a database. The TM database is aligned with the RAI-MDS’s [standardized assessment for residential care] request for recreation therapist to input a minimum of 15 minutes per day. The RAI-MDS’s manual specifically defines the minutes of recreation therapy as therapy that, “provides therapeutic stimulation beyond the general activity program in a facility” (Morris et al., 2012. P. 196) in a period of seven days. All minutes recorded must be accounted by a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist or Therapeutic Recreation Program Coordinator/Assistant under the supervision of TR Specialist (Morris et al., 2012). Where purposeful interventions are key, The TM database enables the department to re-assess, plan and evaluate programming with the focus on : best practice, quality improvement (accreditation and licensing), and tangible outcome measure aligning with the overarching philosophy of therapeutic recreation.


Learning Objectives

  1. To measure and to monitor the implementation of TR series within the department utilizing the TM database.
  2. To correlate the TM of residents, daily, monthly and yearly by utilizing the TM database.
  3. To examine and to evaluate the frequency of which a resident receives TR Services.
  4. To collect data from the TM database to review staff to resident ratio.
  5. To utilize the RAI-MDS in conjunction with the TM database to evaluate efficiency of TR services and the impact it has on residents, e.g. reducing isolation, depression, combative behaviours, falls, and polypharmacy.


Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2990931484148284162




February 22, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
October 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm


Alison Koci