The PATH to Community Health Care for People with Disabilities: A Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation Service
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Janet Sable, Jill GravinkThe PATH to Community Health Care for People with Disabilities: A Community-Based Therapeutic Recreation Service

The purpose of this article is to provide a description of a community-based therapeutic recreation program that is reimbursed by a health management organization and guided by Healthy People 2010 concepts and the health paradigm presented by the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) (WHO, 2001). The PATH (Promoting Access, Transition, and Health) protocol presented here serves clients with spinal cord injury, amputation, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, post-polio syndrome, spina bifida, and stroke. Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists deliver this pilot program to Martin’s Point Health Care clients in their homes and communities. The protocol includes referral, assessment, treatment planning, outcome directed interventions, and discharge planning.

Author Janet Sable, Jill Gravink
Volume Vol 39, No 1 (2005)
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