Senior Living Communities

Improving Endurance For Patients

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Conditioning, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

For physical therapists, the goals of rehabilitation are often driven by patient desires. Certainly, most would like to get back to their previous function, be able to perform activities of daily living and stay independent as long as possible. And sometimes, for those in a senior living community, just being able to improve endurance can make a […]

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3 Ways to Build a Robust Aquatics Program without the Cost of New Hires

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy

The phrase “It takes a village to raise a child” is an African proverb that asserts a child has the best opportunity to become a healthy adult if the entire community takes an active role in contributing to his rearing. Likewise, patients of a therapy center are best served when cooperation and teamwork are employed […]

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Changing the Landscape of Senior Care By Empowering Staff

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

The most recent edition of Senior Housing Business Magazine features Geoff Fraser, Clear Choice Health Care’s Senior Vice President of Operations , as a guest columnist. Clear Choice Health Care is changing the landscape of senior care by discovering new delivery methods, using resources creatively and nurturing community partnerships. In the article, Geoff discusses how operators […]

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Active Aging: Aquatic Therapy Helping Body, Mind and Spirit

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Water Treadmill Person Using HydroWorx 300 with Trainer

It’s Active Aging week! Celebrate with us, the International Council on Active Aging, and seniors everywhere to promote healthy living in body, mind and spirit. Each year during the last week of September, the International Council on Active Aging promotes the benefits of a healthy lifestyle by giving older adults the opportunity to experience diverse activities […]

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PruittHealth: Touching Lives Through Forward Thinking

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Forty-five years ago, Toccoa Nursing Center opened its doors with the mission of providing exceptional care coupled with respect, open communication and professionalism.  Through diligent efforts, the concept took hold, grew and blossomed into what is now a Southeast regional leader in long-term health care. Now called PruittHealth, the Norcross, GA-based company encompasses more than […]

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Major Car Accident Victim Saw Remarkable Progress with Aquatic Therapy

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy

An interview with Keith McCrate, PT, Director of Therapy, Presbyterian Village North(PVN), Dallas TX HydroWorx (HW):     Tell us about a patient that has benefitted from aquatic therapy and your HydroWorx pool: Keith McGrate (KM): A patient came to us recently who had been involved in a major car crash. She was in her 60s, […]

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Get Creative! If It’s Effective On Land, You’ll Get Results In Water!

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill

In a recent webinar, “Innovative Techniques for Multidisciplinary Aquatic Therapy,” Debi Tyler, OTR/L, Director of Rehabilitation at Cedar Village Retirement Community located in Mason, Ohio, discussed innovative ways to combine treatment objectives of occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy in the water. With 30 years of experience, she noticed that patients often need the […]

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Still Looking for a New Year’s Resolution? Start An Aquatic Wellness Program.

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Marketing Ideas, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

As we enter into a new year, you may find that new business opportunities lie with the health and wellness of your local community. A key factor in whether or not to introduce any health and wellness program in your clinic rests with the interest among clients within your community. As community members actively seek […]

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Defining Your Aquatics Referral Sources for Success

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Marketing Ideas, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy

Every physical therapy clinic owner understands that referrals are essential for a thriving aquatics program. Knowing this isn’t enough to encourage referrers to send patients your way. Instead, it takes forethought and planning to make it simple, convenient and rewarding for referral sources to put their trust – and their clients’ outcomes – in your […]

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Get an Inside Look at Using Hydrotherapy in a Competitive Marketplace

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, News, Aquatic Therapy, HydroWorx, Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Tips, Water Therapy

Many physical therapy clinics gain a huge advantage when they introduce hydrotherapy with advanced equipment in their area. This gives them a competitive advantage, allowing them to carve out a niche market before other entities can set up their own aquatics options. What happens, though, when you’re faced with a marketplace that’s already offering aquatic […]

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