Both Play and Leisure are vital components of a child's life as a range of stimulating play and leisure opportunities will support the physical emotional sensory and spiritual and intellectual growth of the child. It helps them to form and sustain relationships and also improves communication, educational development and achievement.
The number of elderly with a disability within the 65-74 age group is 26.3% and the 75+ age group 42.5% (Population with disabilities, 2014). With these statistics, it is obvious that many of these individuals may choose to reside in a nursing home, thus, creating the need for therapeutic recreation as many are disabled and cannot do different activities themselves. In the past decade or so, there has been gradual movement of elderly who are beginning to live in a long-term care facility, creating a demand for more facilities and more therapeutic recreation specialists, considering that the elderly will want to maintain an active lifestyle to a level they are used to (Robertson & Long, 2008). Therapeutic recreation can provide the exercise and enjoyment for those who are not able to do
There are many career paths that you can take when studying leisure studies/services with one being therapeutic recreation. Therapeutic recreation uses a mix of activity therapy, education and recreation and leisure to help promote the health and well-being of people who require specialised care because of illness or disability. Within the United
The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations or JCAHO was founded in 1951 as a private nonprofit organization that established guidelines for the running and management of hospitals and health care facilities in the United States. According to its website (n.d.), JCAHO’s primary mission is, “To continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest
Since it’s founding in 1951, The Joint Commission has set standards and completed evaluations and accreditations for over 20,000 health facilities. Though not a government agency,The Joint Commission has a great level of authority in the field of healthcare and approval from the organization is often required by local health departments and CMS. Receiving the Commission’s seal of approval also goes a long way with potential clients familiar with the high standard of
The commission normally employs modern approaches to assessing health care facilities and hospitals as well as collaborating with the healthcare professionals and organizations to embolden the providers of healthcare to exceed or meet the expected quality of care. The Joint Commission seek to enhance health care for U.S. Citizens, by collaborating with other relevant stakeholders, by assessing healthcare facilities and motivating them to excel in offering
This paper will discuss what the Accountable Care Organization is, why did Congress include it in their law, benefits and challenges for physicians and patients, and how does the ACO work for patients. We will also identify the quantitative methods in the ACO and reflect on the information provided.
In the past few years the American health care system has changed in many ways. First there was the passage of the Affordable Care Act, which is a law that is giving Americans the opportunity to obtain health care. Under this new law, in 2011, the Department of Health and Human Services decided to create Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) to help doctors, hospitals and other providers better coordinate care (AthenaHealth.com). The first idea of an Accountable Care Organization was brought up in 2006 by Elliot Fisher, MD, and now there are over 400 in the United States (Healthcatalyst.com). An ACO’s primary job is to improve health care delivery, performance, and payment. This is done through physicians and
There are several types of health agencies within the United States that share common goals and complete similar tasks. Most agencies works together to provide good quality of care and patient’s safety. In today’s society, every health care organization should provide a proof of accreditation and are subject to a three-year
At present, the accreditation is a process of review that health care organizations participate in to display the ability to meet approved criteria and standards of accreditation. Accreditation represents agencies as credible and reputable organizations dedicated to ongoing and continuous compliance with the highest standard of quality. Professional accrediting agency work together with the health care industry experts to create standards to ensure that quality is maintained throughout all aspects of an organization (Accreditation Commission for Health Care, 2008; Greenfield, Pawsey & Braithwaite, 2010). However, the on-site surveys are conducted, today unannounced, by health care industry experts. A inclusive review is conducted of organizational structure, policies and procedures, compliance with federal, state, and local laws, leadership, patients’ rights and responsibilities, fiscal operations, human resource management, provision of
Kaiser Health News recently published an article on a new trend in healthcare. This trend introduces the Accountable Care Organization (ACO). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services defines it as “groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high quality care to their Medicare patients” (“Accountable Care Organization,” 2015). According to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the goal of the ACO is to be able to share health cost-savings with providers who are able to save money by eliminating unnecessary procedures and reduce health costs while increasing quality of care. ACOs make health professionals become more accountable in maintaining good-quality, coordinated healthcare for a patient through a value-based system that is evaluated through a number of criteria and benchmarks (Ronai, 2011).
As I make my way on this journey that is my life, I realize that I have always believed in the fundamental worth of all humanity and my responsibility as a fellow human being to respect this premise and also to support individuals, as much as I am able, to help unearth it should this basic truth become hidden to them. This is a guiding principle for me and I believe that many of the constructs of the field of Therapeutic Recreation (TR) are congruent with this philosophy. Making the decision to obtain a Therapeutic Recreation Specialization (TRS) degree offered a theoretical rationale in which to further explore the concept of leisure, define my professional philosophy and an opportunity to reflect critically on the field which I have
Leisure at the turn of the twentieth century was a new found type of freedom and entertainment, not only for the children, but for the entire family. It was a way for numerous families to spend quality time together but in a more modern and convenient way. Entertainment before the twentieth century consisted of household entertainment, such as board games, and “backyard games” like tennis, and football amongst others. When compared to leisure in the twentieth century, many of these activities were seen as “outdated”, as more and more people started to adopt the new ways of entertainment. Some examples were the openings of catalogs, sports, cinemas, amusement parks.
Social lives start and finish with leisure activity. Leisure activity starts social lives because it generates the time that can be spent to engage in recreational time or leisure time. Furthermore, an individual’s activity does not have to be a group activity it can be a solo activity because when the individual is not with friends or families the activity that their doing will be because of a certain socio-cultural factor. Therefore, an individual will workout because of the gender identity and the double bind of masculinity. The reason for this is because most men will workout to change their appearance to become more masculine and powerful but are not suppose to care about their appearance.
At the beginning of this course leisure was a topic I did not give much thought to and I felt like I did not have the time to spare to put much thought into. To me, all leisure meant was having free time to do whatever it is that I wanted to do. But after analyzing my life I noticed that I had surrounded my life with solely work and school and my “free time” was anytime I spent watching television and anytime I slept. However, after taking this course I learned that leisure meant more much than that. Now leisure to me means, as Richard Kraus states, leisure is “time which is not devoted to work or work-connected responsibilities or to other forms of discretionary or unobligated time,” (Olson et al., 2003, 12). The “time” in which Kraus