Brain Health is a hot topic that you find everywhere in the news and in advertisements. The diagram below (below) illustrates the webbed intricacy how socialization, safety, nutrition, physical exercise, sleep, hydration, stress management, treatment of disease, and mental activity/stimulation are all tied together to obtain optimal brain health. You can definitely tell when you have not had enough/adequate sleep that your brain function can be diminished. The reverse can be said when you perform physical activity your brain sharpness increases.
Our Live More Philosophy closely aligns with brain health through a multi-faceted concept. As illustrated in the Live More Wheel (below), when we address our spirituality and emotional needs, stimulate socialization, have good nutrition, get physical activity and address environmental, vocational and intellectual needs we will have better over-all health while Living More.
We look forward to having a fun filled week starting May 29th where we celebrate Live More and National Senior Health and Fitness with both residents and staff in all our communities! We will start with the fun and easy activities to begin developing these good habits into our routine to gradually hone your goals for over-all good health.
Want to get involved during Live More Week? Click here to find an event going on at a local Hearth community near you!
Written by: Janet L. Haynes, Vice President of Clinical Services for Hearth Management
Janet has been in the Health Care field since the mid 1980’s to include positions in the areas of Resident Activities, Care Aide, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse and Executive Director in the fields of Home Care, Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living. Janet has been with Hearth Management since 1996 holding various positions from Director of Nursing, Administrative Assistant and Executive Director of Castle Gardens. Currently, as the Director of Clinical Services she oversees and coordinates Resident Care and Services, State Regulatory Compliance, Employee/Resident Retention, In-services and Training for Hearth Communities. Janet has extensive experience in Memory Care to include the development of Hearth’s “Care Connect” Program. She is a former board member for the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York. Janet is an ALFA Champion Award Recipient, participated in ALFA’s Clinical Round Table and recognized for her accomplishment with the Southern Tier 20 under 40 Award. Janet’s primary role as Director of Clinical Services is overseeing our Medical Departments for regulatory compliance and quality assurance activities to provide a high standard of care to our residents.
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