Posted by Brian Barrick on May 28, 2012
Inclusion of art therapy in the Assisted Living Facilities has positive effects on the elderly. Socialization, self-esteem, and memory retrieval are enhanced by the art experience. In addition, the staff and administrators of the Assisted Living Facility find art therapy to be valuable and arranged to continue the program. Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that encourages self-expression through an art for like painting or drawing. Keep an eye out for art therapy interns that can hold a session at your Assisted Living Facility to try out. Programs are affordable at most sites and thus more people would be able to benefit from art therapy.