Senior Living Communities

Architect Q&A: Senior Living Rehab Design Highlights Underwater Treadmill

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

Every once in a while, you come across an architect that pushes the envelope to develop unique designs for our customers as they create spaces within their facilities for our pools. Some of these designs (and designers) garner their fair share of praise among industry experts as they forge new pathways to problem solving, ingenuity and innovation. […]

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Training on New Modalities Makes a Difference

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

The following blog post has been summarized from the recent article on McKnights.com, “How training revitalized our aquatics program” by Joseph Hilleary, director of therapy at Wesley Glen Retirement Community. Investing in high-end modalities with advanced technology is a great way to differentiate your physical therapy practice or senior living community from competitors, but getting proper training and staff […]

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Growing Trend: Universities and Senior Living Developments Tying the Knot

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

Good marriages begin with patience, communication, collaboration and common goals. Those that are fully aligned on their path of progression, discussing opportunities and obstacles as they arise, stand the greatest chance to not only survive, but thrive. The same formula applies to the business world; indeed many senior living operators have found it advantageous to […]

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Webinar Recap: How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program

| Posted in: Senior Living Communities, Aquatic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Physical Therapy, underwater treadmill, Water Therapy, Water Treadmill, Webinars

On November 16, 2017, Rachel McDermott, PTA, former Director of Rehabilitation at Stonehill Care Center, presented a webinar on expanding aquatics programs. “How to Maximize Utilization of a Senior Aquatics Program” was a great look into how to get the most out of a therapy pool for multiple applications. Watch the full webinar to get […]

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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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