Living a happy, healthy life is a goal most people strive for; and this is no exception for those living at Residential Care Homes. When a resident is happy and thriving, they will experience a longer length of stay resulting in reduced community turnover. With the help of Assisted Home Health & Hospice’s Resident Wellness Program, residents will thrive and facilities will benefit from less resident turnover.
Happy, Healthier Residents through Therapy
Therapy services can be a huge benefit to residents living in Assisted Living Communities. Each type of therapy serves a different purpose to benefit residents. With Assisted RWP residents may receive OT and/or PT.
There is a direct link between the ability to manage ADLs and independent living. Managing daily routine activities promotes happiness, reduces depression and improves quality of life. Occupational Therapists through Assisted Resident Wellness Program will help assess ADL performance, make recommendations to maximize independence and help seniors overcome areas of difficulty.
Fall prevention goes a long way towards keeping residents in a community where they are comfortable and independent. Seniors with decreased strength or poor balance can benefit from working with physical therapists to prevent falls. According to the CDC, falling causes 800,000 hospitalizations and 95% of all hip fractures. These type of injuries and fractures frequently result in a move to a skilled nursing facility. Physical Therapists through Assisted’s Resident Wellness Program can assess for fall risks and structure an exercise plan to help residents build strength and balance.
Nursing Services & Coordination of Care
The Assisted RWP team works hand in hand with physicians to coordinate care as well as identify signs and symptoms of change in condition. Our nurses instruct in the administration of medications to control symptoms and help to avoid hospitalizations. Assisted’s Registered Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses provide the needed support and monitoring that can improve the lives of the residents.
Top-Notch Training for Facility Staff
There are endless advantages of highly trained staff. Every staff member plays a role in keeping residents safe, happy and cared for. Assisted’s RWP program provides additional education and training of facility employees to achieve the best possible care. Better trained staff will have improved ability to identify potential fall risks, use appropriate safety precautions and reduce the chances of hurting or getting hurt while engaging with and transferring residents.
To learn more about Assisted’s Resident Wellness Program or the services we offer, call 800-949-6555 or visit us at www.AssistedCares.com.