Minute games 2For several days during the week beginning Tuesday, April 22, the residents of Schervier Pavilion, a skilled nursing facility on the Warwick, NY Campus of Bon Secours Charity Health System, were invited to participate in several minute-to-win games inspired by the popular NBC TV show.

The three day series was named, “A spring fling,” and modified minute-to-win games, such as forming two teams to race against the minute timer while passing items back and forth from a shopping bag or a minute bean bag toss contest produced much laughter and were not only fun but therapeutic as well.

“Games and entertainment have an important value in long term care at Schervier Pavilion, “ said Kari Call, a certified therapy recreation specialist (CTRS). “Therapeutic recreation is essential to the quality of life and the quality of care of individuals receiving health and human services.”

As Director of Recreation, Call’s job is to provide recreation resources and opportunities for both the long and short-term residents of the skilled nursing home in order to maintain and improve their health and well being.

All programs at Schervier Pavilion are designed to meet the psychosocial and physical needs of the residents with activities that are not only enjoyable but are also intended to achieve this goal.

In addition to quality long term care services, Schervier Pavilion also offers a wide range of short-term (sub acute) care needs. Its sub acute services include IV therapy, rehabilitation therapy and wound care. These services afford residents the ability to recuperate for a short time in the sub-acute unit of the facility and then return to the community where they can resume a more independent life. In some cases, they can then enter Schervier Pavilion’s Day-At-A-Time, an innovative medical adult day care program that provides nursing services, medication administration, ongoing evaluations, and stimulating activities tailored to each individual’s needs and abilities.