I'm starting a new restorative nursing program at the SNF I work at in the next couple weeks. From what I understand residents need to have been seen 6 of the past 7 days for 30 minutes a day (working on at least 2 areas). We're going to have some restorative aides, but we have a great activities department who does group exercises every day. I know they can only have a 1:4 ratio but if people in activities are trained in exercises can this count for billable minutes (even though they aren't nursing assistants)? If it could we could get more residents in the program for the number of aides we have to hire...anybody have experience with this? If anybody has any tips for a new program please let me know thanks!