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Strategies for bringing wellness to people with cognitive decline-5851

Strategies for bringing wellness to people with cognitive decline

This blueprint for action lists 14 strategies for culture, staffing, programming and physical environments aimed at providing the most positive experiences for people with mild-to-moderate dementias. Family members and colleagues are considered within the implementation tactics.

Discovering the connections between brain health and wellness-5850

Discovering the connections between brain health and wellness

Where do active aging and wellness fit into the conversation surrounding the need to support people with cognitive decline and dementias? Is there an opportunity to support quality of life and perhaps mediate the changes in cognition through wellness interventions and opportunities? These are the questions delegates to the ICAA Forum addressed.

Strategies that create an environment for wellness-5849

Strategies that create an environment for wellness

The purpose of the ICAA Forum 2014 was to develop actionable recommendations that many organizations can use to create and/or enhance the environments that are necessary to support wellness and quality of life for older adults, no matter what sector of the industry.





Key elements for developing a wellness program for  older adults-5848

Key elements for developing a wellness program for older adults

Implementing a successful whole-person wellness program means taking into account the culture, mission, goals and resources of an organization. The seven key elements outlined by the Wellness Program Work Group are the solid framework on which to build a new program or renew a current offering for today's older adult. Definitions, strategies and operational tactics are covered, along with a sidebar on marketing the program.

The business case for wellness programs in retirement communities and seniors housing-5847

The business case for wellness programs in retirement communities and seniors housing

An extensive body of research shows that wellness--physical, intellectual, social, vocational, emotional, spiritual, environmental--is key to maintaining quality of life through the lifespan. This 20 page paper summarizes research from both the healthcare and business spheres, along with case studies and expert opinion, to show that an investment in wellness returns to an organization in cost savings, marketing power and incremental revenue.

Developing the business case for wellness-5846

Developing the business case for wellness

A companion 6 page article published in The Journal on Active Aging outlines steps for applying the concepts in the white paper to individual organizations.








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