Greater Harlem Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center’s Therapeutic Recreation (TR) / Volunteer Services, provides a wide range of goal directed activity, leisure and community based interventions and Techniques to improve the physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual needs of our residents. With the assistance of dedicated Recreation Leaders and Activity Aides, individual and group recreation therapy sessions utilize various activities designed to maximize the goals and quality of life for the residents of Greater Harlem.
The Therapeutic Recreation Staff believes that active participation, focuses on enjoyment and self expression through creative arts, special events, games, entertainment and more, offering residents the opportunity to become involved, explore leisure interest and spend quality time with peers, family and friends.
TR programs are offered to the resident 7 days a week, smaller Specialized Programs are offered on the units daily, allowing the residents the opportunity to participate in activities in a more intimate setting, i.e.:
1. Reality Orientation
2. Current Events
3. Discussion Groups
4. Word Games
5. Music Therapy
6. Strolling Musician
8. Creative Arts, etc.
Residents are also given the opportunity to participate in larger Activity Groups, Special Events and Evening Programs i.e.:
In addition, to holiday celebrations and regularly scheduled program residents have an opportunity to go on community excursions. Some of our more popular outings are i.e.:
1. The Mall
2. Local Restaurants
4. Bowling Alleys
5. City Tours
7. City and State Parks.
The Department of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) uses treatment, education and recreation services to assist the residents with illnesses, disabilities and other conditions to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, functional abilities, independence, spiritual well being and quality of life. We provide ongoing program of activities appropriate for the needs and interest of all residents, in a group setting as well, individual, and independent settings. These programs create an opportunity for each resident to establish and express an independent and active leisure lifestyle.
The TR Department assists residents in: eliminating boredom and barriers to leisure participation; Identifying and developing leisure and social skills; and optimizing leisure and physical functioning.
The TR Department provides meaningful social, leisure and diverse activities for each resident based on the assessment of the individual’s leisure needs. These activities are implemented to stimulate participation in individual and group activities within the facility and community. TR is instrumental in improving the individual’s functional capabilities.
Our Alzheimer’s and related dementia program is designed to meet the needs of this special population. The recreation and nursing staff design and implement therapeutic activities that serve to maximize the resident’s cognitive and functional abilities. The emphasis is on enhancing the resident’s quality of life in an environment that promotes individuality, respect and dignity.
Greater Harlem Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center offers a comprehensive rehabilitation program that comprises Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. After undergoing surgery or other initial treatments, some patients require placement in a sub-acute rehabilitation setting before returning home to live independently again. Fortunately, Greater Harlem Nursing Home offers such a program to help “bridge that gap” between hospital and home environment.
Restorative Occupational Therapy
Conditions commonly treated in our Rehabilitation Department are but not limited to:
For admissions information contact: 212-690-7400 ext. 232/234
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