In this article, Bridgewater's Director of Well-being & Engagement explains her holistic understanding of wellness.
Explore the LeadingAge session titled: "Leveraging Wellness Data to Differentiate Your Community" on October 28th at 3:30 Pacific. Kyle Robinson, Partner at Wellzesta, a software company specializing in communication, wellness, and health and Sarah Hagan, Vice President of Independent Living at Bridgewater, a Life Plan Community in Virginia will present at the national LeadingAge Conference in San Diego.
Wellzesta has partnered with VoCo, a leading voice technology provider who offers senior living residents and members access to secure, private messages on Alexa devices. Through this partnership, Wellzesta offers its clients an extended way to access their community-specific data: by asking Alexa.
Wellness programming for seniors is impactful in many ways, due to the fact that it is often multi-dimensional, focusing on a variety of wellness dimensions at once. Classes of all types usually address social wellness, as seniors come together to learn, exercise, or travel. While this can benefit seniors’ social connections, helping them make friends and avoid isolation, it can be intimidating for seniors who are introverted to only have access to wellness programming in group contexts.
The nature of reality is that change is happening all around us, all the time; everything in life is impermanent. Yet, the paradox is humans have an adverse reaction to change. We are constantly in resistance to the groundless flow of change.
Author Will Durant once wrote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Habits define us, and as we pursue better health and wellness, our habits can make or break us. Often it’s not the big changes, but the small, daily choices, that lead to a healthier life. In the pursuit of better wellness, here are some of the most effective ways to track your wellness progress and make the most of your daily habits.
An action-packed, collaborative agenda guided 2019's Collaborative Care & Health IT Innovations Summit #CollabCareSummit in Baltimore, MD. Guided by a dedicated team of healthcare and information technology leaders, the conference topics and discussions were deep, robust, and intelligent. The Summit addressed an array of key topics including: interoperability, information exchange networks, payment reform, managed care models, health technology mobile apps, shared care planning, regulatory environments, value-based payment and care reform.
One of the crazy things about aging is that so much happens to our bodies and our brains that we can’t see. We realize that we just can’t move as well as before, that it is hard to get out of a chair, or our balance just isn’t what it used to be - it can be daunting. How did this even happen?
Despite the recent spate of adverse news regarding Uber, the concept behind Uber and Airbnb - or more generally, a technology-enabled sharing economy - is here to stay and will have a significant impact on the future of every major industry, including eldercare.
COURAGE - its origin comes from the French word for "heart," so, just as the heart gives our body life and vitality, courage is actually the virtue that brings together all of our other values.