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The Key Benefits to Rehab Therapy Services at Senior Care Centers

Posted on: February 19th, 2018 by bigdcreative

Rehabilitation Therapy at Holly HallPhysical therapy in a skilled nursing facility is excellent for community members of senior care centers because it offers a full range of services that are available to community members seven days a week. Since Holly Hall has these professionals readily available, community members that require physical therapy can be helped in numerous ways, including battling chronic illness.

1. Arthritis

Arthritis is a very common ailment in the age demographic of someone who resides at a senior care center. Many people 65 and above develop this illness and are forced to live with its pain. Luckily, physical therapy available at assisted living communities help prevent future pain and alleviate discomfort.

2. Stroke

Stroke sufferers often display symptoms that include loss of muscle strength on one side of the body. Physical therapy has methods to treat this symptom using constraint-induced movement therapy. This is a method that focuses on strength training for weaker limbs and stimulating the parts of the brain that control muscle movement.

3. Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are prevalent within senior care center communities. PT helps with this ailment by focusing on creating exercises that improve memory functions and delay the onset of other serious memory impairments.

4. Parkinson’s Disease

Around 1.5 million Americans are living with Parkinson’s Disease, a condition that is unfortunately irreversible and progressive. PT and medication, however, can help to decrease some of the involuntary movements that are associated with the disease.

Physical Therapy Provides General Benefits

A senior in an independent living or assisted living community does not have to suffer from debilitating illnesses in order to reap the benefits that physical therapy can provide them. At Holly Hall, we use physical therapy to help our community members reach some of their personal, physical goals.

1. Reduced Fall Risk

Older loved ones are at an extremely high risk of falling due to bone fragility, slower reflexes, and loss of footing. At an older age, a fall risk can be life-threatening; therefore, working with physical therapy at a senior care center can help build up flexibility and strength.

2. Reduced Infection Risk

Infection risk runs higher in senior-aged loved ones that are not active. A sedentary lifestyle could put your loved one at risk of getting pneumonia, ulcers, or other medical problems. These problems can be reduced through regular visits to community physical therapy.

3. Treating General Pain

Physical therapy is a great way to treat general aches and pains in seniors at senior living communities. Yes, they may still have to take some of their prescribed medications, but through physical therapy, some of the chronic pains could be alleviated and help avoid unnecessary surgery.

Holly Hall Provides Loved Ones with a Better Path to Wellness

At Holly Hall, your loved one’s well-being is our number one priority. That is why we have a top-of-the-line skilled nursing program that provides a full range of therapy services to our community members. Get in touch with us today if you are curious about how Holly Hall can improve the life of your senior-aged loved one.

Spreading the Love for Assisted Living at Holly Hall

Posted on: February 9th, 2018 by hhmin

Assisted Living Valentines DayEveryone wants to feel special when Valentine’s Day rolls around. Some well-placed roses or a box of fancy chocolates are enough to brighten up anyone’s day.

Although your loved ones in assisted living know that you do, in fact, love them, it may help them feel like a consistent part of your life if you take some time out of your schedule to plan some Valentine’s Day fun around their community with them. Take a look at our top five ideas for how to make a memorable assisted living Valentine’s Day.

1. Get Their Sweet Tooth Excited

Senior living comes with several dietary needs, and one of them is clearly not a large amount of chocolate. Instead of going all out and buying the largest heart-shaped chocolate box you can find, consider purchasing a kid-size amount of candy. Also, keep in mind that some chocolate companies provide sugar-free offerings.

For an extra special gift, find a gelatin mold that will suit the occasion, and make a creative sugar-free red colored Jello for your loved one.

2. Take a Quick Trip

This can be something as simple as taking your loved one out for a dinner at their favorite restaurant. If your loved one likes a good steak and potatoes dinner, buy them a new outfit and take them out for a night on the town. This gesture will really make your loved one feel like the Belle or Baron of the ball at their assisted living community.

3. Make the Environment Festive

Take some time to purchase some pink and red construction paper. Cut out an assortment of hearts and other love related shapes. Then spend the day helping them to make their apartment Cupid’s nest. The time that you put into this type of a gift is something that will stick with your loved one and let them know that you put some planning into this fun holiday.

4. Enjoy Valentine’s Day Activities

Take the Valentine’s festivities back to their roots. Go to a grocery store and pick up some fun Valentine’s Day cards, or take some time with your loved one to create your own. Then, take a walk around the community and pass out your loved one’s cards to all of their friends and local community members.

5. Consider a Colorful Gift

You can also keep Valentine’s Day a very simple, yet elegant celebration. Pick out a nice bouquet of flowers and have them sent to your loved one or hand deliver them yourself if possible. Also, balloons and a well-placed stuffed animal are always a great way to spice up a room with color on this fun day for romantics.

Holly Hall will Help Make Your Visit Special

If you are planning a visit to your loved one’s assisted living community at Holly Hall this Valentine’s Day, get in touch with us so that we may help you to maximize your time on your visit. Our Christian values combined with our love for family and community will help to make your Valentine’s plans a hit.