STRENGTH, MOBILITY AND BALANCE EXERCISE PROGRAM
This program offers a proactive approach to improving strength, mobility and balance deficits by using evidence-based, objective assessment tools. The progressive and challenging exercise program, proven to increase strength, mobility and balance in order to improve the ability to maintain independence and individual wellness and decrease the risk of falls. The Strength, Mobility, and Balance exercise program increases individuals’ functions so they can remain active members within their community. Sessions are 60-90 minutes long and occur two times per week.
A Complete Spectrum of Rehabilitative Care is available at Chestnut Knoll
New FOX Optimal Living Rehab Director at Chestnut Knoll
Chestnut Knoll Personal Care and Memory Care welcomes the new FOX Optimal Living Rehab Director, Andrew Harnish. In this position, he and his FOX team ensures the residents of Chestnut Knoll are receiving skilled therapy and wellness services to reach and maintain their optimal level of function.
Optimal Living for 100% of Our Residents
FOX OPTIMAL LIVING
Through a regular regimen of exercise and a focus on prevention, the Fox Optimal Living Program by Fox Rehabilitation™ improves strength, mobility and balance, which translates into fewer falls, fewer hospitalizations and a healthier overall lifestyle. Participants benefit from more than 150 minutes of therapeutic physical activity each week. Clinical experts create and carry out individualized wellness plans. Residents have the option of a one-on-one class, or a group class based on similar levels of fitness.
Because muscles don’t get dementia, residents in the Memory Care Neighborhoods also participate.
Other elements of the Fox Optimal Living Program include dementia education for community caregivers, continence programming offered to all residents, disease-specific wellness programs, customized cognitive exercise classes for residents with dementia, on-call physical therapists, dementia support groups for families and ergonomic analyses and wellness offerings for staff. These benefits are offered with no additional cost to the residents or their families.
Provided in addition to Chestnut Knoll’s regular activities schedule, FOL adds to the variety and enjoyment of each resident’s day and offers more chances to be engaged in a structured exercise program outside of the regular therapy services and to stay active.
FOL focuses on several important programs that enhance both physical and emotional well-being, including: