CARE & THERAPY

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Healthy aging, through healthy living.
  1. Optimizing mental and physical function
    We promote art and music therapy to enrich the lives of our clients so that they may be self-expressive and engage with the group. These various therapies help adults who are experiencing mild mental decline. It is also imperative for adults that may be affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s, which can lead to significant impairment in function and may influence the development of conditions such as depression, paranoia, and anxiety. The socialization is also a therapy for people suffering with mental and physical functions.
  2. Balance and Mobility Therapy
    As we age there are many factors that start to affect our balance. It is imperative that we do different exercises to increase our balance and mobility. We have a balance program for our clients that incorporate strength training, endurance training and balance training which are essential in maintaining and promoting good balance. By doing activities regularly we can limit the loss of mobility or actually improve our performance.
  3. Injury Prevention
    With the combination of balance mobility therapy, regular exercise, healthy eating and social connectedness our clients will be building the tools they need to prevent injury. These are all key elements for preventing injuries which could limit the access people have. It is imperative that adults stay mobile either with or without aid to ensure they can remain living life independently in their normal surroundings.
  4. Social Connectedness
    A socially connected community is a place where everyone feels like they belong. It’s a place where people know members with in their community and feel motivated to get involved, build relationships, and contribute to the creation of strong social networks. Our clients return to gather with their friends and meet people within the community that have similar interests, lifestyle and support for each other.

Health Care Monitoring

At Richmond Kinsmen Adult Day Centre we have various support workers to assist our clients with Health Care Monitoring. We also provide clients with the tools to continue their health care monitoring at home and throughout their daily routines.
We have a daily onsite nurse that monitors client’s medications, specific dietary restrictions and reviews physical assessments.
We have cooks that create nutritious daily meals and snacks that can be tailor to your dietary restrictions.

Physical Risk Assessments

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths and emergency department visits. Among people aged 65 years and older, falls are a serious and growing public health problem. For older people, the consequences of falls can be devastating, including reduced mobility, functional decline, and loss of independence.

These tests are imperative to determine our client’s independence and will be conducted multiple times of year to conclude their progress within the program.

Chair Stand Test
Time up and Go
Berg Balance Scale
Falls Reduction Assessment
This test allows us to determine the leg strength and endurance.
Results correlate with gait speed, balance, functional level, the ability to go out, and can follow change over time. Healthy community-dwelling elderly usually complete this task in 10 seconds or less.
The test takes 15–20 minutes and comprises a set of 14 simple balance related tasks, ranging from standing up from a sitting position, to standing on one foot.
We continuously asses the physical abilities of our clients to ensure they receive the appropriate strengthening exercises. Falls can lead to a loss of independence and can be avoided.